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Printers 3D Objects called Physibles

The future of file pirating when 3-D printed objects called "physibles" become commonplace.

Technology wants to be free. Better Than Free. The internet is a copy machine. At its most foundational level, it copies every action, every character, every thought we make while we ride upon it.

3D printing has become one of the most exciting and talked about technologies of 2013. The ability for the masses to make almost any object not only fuels imagination but challenges modern consumerism and its supply chain.

3D Printing; Everything You Need to Know in 2 Minutes


Xi'an-based Hengtong
had 3D printers able to print metal items. In 2011, global 3D printing market revenue reached US $1.7 billion while the figure will hit US$3.7 billion by 2015, according to research firm Wohlers Associates.

Chinese Company Builds Houses Quickly With 3D Printing
build 10 one-story houses in a day — a cheaper, faster and safer alternative to more traditional construction.

A McKinsey & Company report on disruptive technologies estimates the potential economic impact of consumer use of the process could amount to $100 billion to $300 billion by 2025.

7/28/14 Amazon Launches A 3D Printing Store
nclude items that can be customized to change their size, color, material and even aspects of their design. The store covers a range of types of products, including jewelry, electronics, toys and games, home decor and kitchen supplies, and items are supplied by a number of partners including Mixee, Sculpteo and 3DLT. [ need to know & may be useful - 44 Tutorials on How to Shoot Perfect Product Photos for Your Online Shop ]


4/8/14 Micro 3D printer "the first truly consumer 3D printer" comes with easy-to-use software that allows users to search, drag and drop objects to print. Just 7.3in (18.5cm) square and weighing 1kg (2.2lbs), the device will be easy to move around. It can be used with Windows, Mac or Linux. It comes with software that allows users to search and browse objects online. Once they have picked something they would like to print they drag it into the printer and hit print. Designed & Assembled in The USA The Micro was designed for assembly and production in the USA.  We will use a combination of imported and domestic components to assemble all of the printers near our Bethesda, MD location.

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Printers / 3-D objects "physibles"

Researchers Build 3-D Structures Out of Liquid Metal 7.09.13 Researchers at NC State have developed a way to print liquid metals into 3D structures at room temperature. The structures are stabilized by a thin oxide 'skin' that forms on the liquid metal. The approaches shown here represent new ways to direct write metals in 3D. In addition, the resulting components can, in principle, self-heal and be ultra-stretchable wires.

Pirate Bay calls 3-D objects "physibles," which are "data objects that are able (and feasible) to become physical," and suggests that in the near future it's files of physibles that'll be the hottest pirated data online, in the same way music, movies, and TV shows are nowadays. That's because the file for a physible is effectively the recipe for making the final object--which could quite possibly be a handbag, a mug, or ultimately something as complex as a sneaker.
The legal and intellectual wrangling goes like this: If you've got a sophisticated 3-D printer on your desk, sometime around 2020, say, pirating a physible from a site like Pirate Bay and then printing it out is almost the same as stealing the object from a store. Almost. Because no physical "theft" has happened, and you're merely borrowing the idea, the IP. Yet you are still denying the company that originally came up with the idea any payment.

Sam Cervantes, a former aerospace engineer, spent almost a year as chief of operations for Brooklyn-based 3D printing powerhouse Makerbot before leaving at the end of 2010 under undisclosed circumstances.

NOTE: K12 Education needed to provide shop and home economics in the curriculum at one time but now we need the DIY shop to learn how to make things on our 3D printer.

Other university teams are also in pursuit of extending 3-D printing into the world of electronics and batteries.

  • Engineers at Harvard University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have 3-D printed a tiny working lithium-ion battery as small as a grain of sand.
  • A group of Japanese scientists has developed a conductive photopolymer 3-D printing material for potential use in carbon electrodes for fuel cells and sensors.


Cody Wilson has a simple dream: To design the world’s first firearm that can be downloaded from the Internet and built from scratch using only a 3D printer–and then to share it with the world.

2013 This Is The World's First Entirely 3D-Printed Gun (Photos)
Eight months ago, Cody Wilson set out to create the world’s first entirely 3D-printable handgun. Now he has.
Early next week, Wilson, a 25-year University of Texas law student and founder of the non-profit group Defense Distributed, plans to release the 3D-printable CAD files for a gun he calls “the Liberator,” pictured in its initial form above. He’s agreed to let me document the process of the gun’s creation, so long as I don’t publish details of its mechanics or its testing until it’s been proven to work reliably and the file has been uploaded to Defense Distributed’s online collection of printable gun blueprints at
All sixteen pieces of the Liberator prototype were printed in ABS plastic with a Dimension SST printer from 3D printing company Stratasys, with the exception of a single nail that’s used as a firing pin. The gun is designed to fire standard handgun rounds, using interchangeable barrels for different calibers of ammunition.
Technically, Defense Distributed’s gun has one other non-printed component: the group added a six ounce chunk of steel into the body to make it detectable by metal detectors in order to comply with the Undetectable Firearms Act. In March, the group also obtained a federal firearms license, making it a legal gun manufacturer.
Of course, Defcad’s users may not adhere to so many rules. Once the file is online, anyone will be able to download and print the gun in the privacy of their garage, legally or not, with no serial number, background check, or other regulatory hurdles. “You can print a lethal device,” Wilson told me last summer. “It’s kind of scary, but that’s what we’re aiming to show.” [snip]
AR lower receiver, the body of that semi-automatic rifle to which off-the-shelf components like a stock and barrel can be attached. 3D printing firm Makerbot removed all gun components from Thingiverse, its popular site for hosting users’ printable designs.

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IP rights - Piracy
3/15/13 In advance of America’s move tomorrow, March 16, from a “first-to-invent” to a “first-to-file” patent regime). Our objective is to provide a platform for small innovators to post their ideas for the world before a well-heeled enterprise can file a patent on the same idea with the Patent Office.  One consequence of the move from “first to invent” to “first to file” is that it will likely be difficult for small inventors to beat larger enterprises to the patent office with their innovations.  First-to-Disclose is an effort to counterbalance the burden imposed on small inventors. Prof. Jonathan Askin Founder/Director Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic Brooklyn Law School


2/2012 SCO, RightHaven, and now Eolas have been relegated to the ash-heap of Internet patent trolls.
The Eolas patents were denounced for years before this week’s landmark trial, but managed to survive repeated re-exams at the United States Patent and Trade Office.
Texas Jury Strikes Down Patent Troll’s Claim to Own the Interactive Web. Google, Amazon and Adobe defeated a patent claiming ownership over online video, image rotation and search auto-complete.
Eolas maintained its patents entitled the company to royalty payments from just about anyone running a website with “interactive” features, like rotating pictures or streaming video. The chief issue in the case was whether the first computer program that allowed access to an “interactive web” was created by the little-known Chicago biologist Doyle, who runs Eolas out of Chicago. Or was it one of the web pioneers put on the stand by the defendant companies — such as Pei-Yuan Wei and his Viola browser, or Dave Raggett.
In the past: Apple, Argosy Publishing, Blockbuster, Citigroup, eBay, Frito-Lay, JP Morgan Chase, New Frontier Media, Office Depot, Perot Systems, Playboy Enterprises International, Rent-A-Center, Sun Microsystems (bought by Oracle while this litigation was underway), and Texas Instruments, already settled with Eolas.

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