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A guide to IP and 3D Printing
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The Intellectual Property and 3D Printing LibGuide offers resources for the user desiring to find out more information on the subjects. The guide offers library and non-library resources. Topics include definitions of Intellectual Property (IP) and 3D Printing, describing how 3D Printing works, materials used in 3D Printing, and other exciting information involving IP and 3D Printing. I hope that you find it an informative and an enjoyable experience.


What is Intellectual Property (IP)?

Intellectual Property or IP as defined by the World Intellectual Property Organization or WIPO refers to creations of the mind: inventions; literary and artistic works; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. That definition and the types of IP can be found here WIPO.



3D Printing aka Additive Manufacturing explained by CNN


3D Printing aka Additive Manufacturing

3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive processes. In an additive process an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the entire object is created. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section of the eventual object.

Source: 3D Printing


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