By Bibi van den Berg, Simone van der Hof, Eleni Kosta
The booklet in entrance of you is the 1st foreign educational quantity at the criminal, philosophical and monetary elements of the increase of 3D printing.
In contemporary years 3D printing has turn into a sizzling subject. a few declare that it'll revolutionize construction and mass intake, permitting shoppers to print something from garments, car components and weapons to varied meals, medicine and spare elements for his or her domestic home equipment. this can considerably decrease our environmental footprint, but additionally deals strength for innovation and creativity.
At a similar time 3D printing increases social, moral, regulatory and felony questions. If members can print something they wish, how does this impact present platforms of highbrow estate rights? What are the societal outcomes of some 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 this is the case, how and to what ends? How will companies (have to) switch their method of operating and their profit version in mild of the shift to printing-on-demand? How will the position of product designers swap in a global the place all people has the capability to layout their very own items? those and different questions are addressed in prime quality and in-depth contributions by means of lecturers and specialists, bringing jointly a large choice of educational discussions on 3D printing from various disciplines in addition to providing new perspectives, broadening the
discussion past the simply technical measurement of 3D printing.
Bibi van den Berg is affiliate Professor at eLaw, the guts for legislation and electronic applied sciences at Leiden college, 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, expertise and Society at Tilburg college, The Netherlands.