3D Printing of Manufactured Goods: An Updated Analysis

Reed Smith

December 12, 2016

Dr. Christian Page, managing engineer, and Dr. Tim Myers, principal, contributed to a white paper released by Reed Smith: "3D Printing of Manufactured Goods: An Updated Analysis."

Last year Reed Smith published a comprehensive white paper, "3D Printing of Medical Devices - When a Novel Technology Meets Traditional Legal Principals," that examined issues associated with 3D printing of medical devices.

Complementing and expounding on the issues raised by this first edition, "3D Printing of Manufactured Goods: An Updated Analysis" examines the legal ramifications and risks associated with all aspects of 3D printing and the different products that this novel technology is capable of creating. While the technology is still in its infancy and the law is untested in many respects, understanding the legal issues is the first step to avoiding potential pitfalls for anyone associated with 3D printing, from designers, to manufactures, to sellers, to consumers. 

Click here to read the white paper.