By Bibi van den Berg, Simone van der Hof, Eleni Kosta
The ebook in entrance of you is the 1st overseas educational quantity at the felony, philosophical and financial elements of the increase of 3D printing.
In fresh years 3D printing has develop into a sizzling subject. a few declare that it'll revolutionize creation and mass intake, permitting shoppers to print whatever from garments, car components and weapons to numerous meals, drugs and spare components for his or her domestic home equipment. this can considerably decrease our environmental footprint, but in addition bargains power for innovation and creativity.
At an identical time 3D printing increases social, moral, regulatory and felony questions. If participants can print whatever they need, how does this impact current platforms of highbrow estate rights? What are the societal results of many of the forms of items possible print with a 3D printer, for instance guns? should still all elements of 3D printing be regulated, and if that is so, how and to what ends? How will companies (have to) swap their means of operating and their profit version in gentle of the shift to printing-on-demand? How will the function of product designers swap in an international the place each person has the aptitude to layout their very own items? those and different questions are addressed in prime quality and in-depth contributions through lecturers and specialists, bringing jointly a wide selection of educational discussions on 3D printing from assorted disciplines in addition to offering new perspectives, broadening the
discussion past the purely technical measurement of 3D printing.
Bibi van den Berg is affiliate Professor at eLaw, the guts for legislation and electronic applied sciences at Leiden collage, The Netherlands. Simone van der Hof is complete Professor at eLaw in Leiden and Eleni Kosta is affiliate Professor at TILT, the Tilburg Institute for legislation, know-how and Society at Tilburg college, The Netherlands.