3D printing is quite possibly the next greatest chapter in the industrial revolution, and the technology is moving rapidly. 3D printing, or “additive manufacturing,” has been around since the 1980s. In the past few years, however, the technology has developed at an unprecedented rate, resulting in 3D printing becoming a significant industry with tremendous innovative potential for many applications - from dental and medical, to automotive, aerospace, military, fashion, food, eyewear, and construction.
Forecasters predict that 3D printing will democratize manufacturing, allowing every individual with the means to buy a printer to become a manufacturer and market his or her products to others. As such, 3D printing presents myriad of legal challenges, and our 3D printing focused lawyers are poised to assist.