New Amendment Paves the Way to Open 3D Printed Materials

3dprintingindustry.comGood news for all the makers around the U.S.

The U.S. Copyright Office has made an amendment to an existing act that prevented the use of non-manufacturer approved feedstocks in 3D printers.

This means that finally all users, whether 3D printing for personal use or market use, will be allowed to use third party or homegrown feedstocks and access the relevant controls that would allow them to do so.

This great news for the 3D printing industry as the amendment indirectly encourages users to experiment on new feedstock for 3D printing. Since innovation in the 3D printing materials area is much needed, letting users formulate and try their own feedstock could help the developing new materials.


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