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    3D printing made 100x faster using resin and light beams

    University of Michigan has already patented the tech and is seeking to commercialise.
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    Re: 3D printing made 100x faster using resin and light beams

    I wonder how much further ahead we would have been without patents, people would keep improving things over and over freely and much faster...

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    Re: 3D printing made 100x faster using resin and light beams

    Quote Originally Posted by Rejuvination View Post
    I wonder how much further ahead we would have been without patents, people would keep improving things over and over freely and much faster...
    Only those that can afford to do so in their free time - ie, invention would remain the providence of the rich alone. Patents ensure that people can actually earn money from their invention.

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    Re: 3D printing made 100x faster using resin and light beams

    This is the University of Michigan.
    I wonder how this relates to this TED talk in 2015

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    Re: 3D printing made 100x faster using resin and light beams

    The missing link from my above post:

    https://www.ted.com/talks/joe_desimone_what_if_3d_printing_was_25x_faster#t-567139

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    Re: 3D printing made 100x faster using resin and light beams

    ... This is not new technology. We've been using resin and UV-based printers for the past 3-5 years and they are becoming common in the 3d printing household.

    It sucks they're patent sniping just because they're a university and someone finally found 3d printing interesting. Boo UofM! Boo!

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    Re: 3D printing made 100x faster using resin and light beams

    Patents for a much faster 3D printer method should make an absolute fortune. However given the above TED talk and the fact that that company Carbon3D is already selling a product, using a very similar looking process, I wonder how many years the patents have been in the queue. There have been reports of the delay being many years in the past.

    From the point of view of someone, who worked in a very small software company, accidentally infringing someone's patent was a potential company killer. The big boys can throw more money at legal action! And I should think that patent trolls are a nightmare to everyone, international companies included.

    Hopefully we are at least moving away from the Amazon one click purchase cases...

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    Re: 3D printing made 100x faster using resin and light beams

    3D printing seems to lost its momentum that it had, so inventions like this hopefully kickstart it.

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