3D Printing: Legal, Philosophical and Economic Dimensions by Bibi van den Berg,Simone van der Hof,Eleni Kosta

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 fiscal points of the increase of 3D printing.

In fresh years 3D printing has develop into a scorching subject. a few declare that it'll revolutionize creation and mass intake, allowing shoppers to print whatever from garments, vehicle components and weapons to numerous meals, medicine and spare elements for his or her domestic home equipment. this can considerably decrease our environmental footprint, but in addition deals strength for innovation and creativity.

At a similar time 3D printing increases social, moral, regulatory and criminal questions. If contributors can print whatever they need, how does this impact latest structures of highbrow estate rights? What are the societal effects of many of the forms of items you can still print with a 3D printer, for instance guns? may still all facets of 3D printing be regulated, and if that is so, how and to what ends? How will companies (have to) swap their approach of operating and their profit version in mild of the shift to printing-on-demand? How will the position of product designers swap in an international the place each person has the capability to layout their very own items? those and different questions are addressed in top of the range and in-depth contributions via academics and specialists, bringing jointly a wide selection of educational discussions on 3D printing from various disciplines in addition to offering new perspectives, broadening the 

discussion past the basically technical size of 3D printing.

Bibi van den Berg is affiliate Professor at eLaw, the heart 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.

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