Akashdeep

is a Patent Research Associate with IDS Infotech Limited, where he manages and performs various IP related projects like novelty search, invalidation, infringement analysis, FTO and technology scouting. He is enthusiastic towards new technology advancements, specifically in the field of 3D Printing, IoT and smart electronic devices.

He earned his Bachelor’s in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Rayat Bahra Institute of Engineering and Nanotechnology.

Recent Articles by 3D Printing: Adoptability, Assurance, IP and Consumer Concerns

3D Printing: Adoptability, Assurance, IP and Consumer Concerns

Conceiving of an idea and then turning that idea into an actual end-product were two distinct processes prior to the era of 3D printing. But thanks to recent advancements in technology, what used to take a number of days can now become a reality with just one click. However, that “single click” involves generating a computer-aided design (CAD) model, creating the required Standard Triangle Language (STL) file, converting it into machine codes, pre-setting the machine for the desired material, and then, finally, printing it.  3D printing is thus as easy as printing a letter on your desk jet printer on the one hand, and as difficult as setting up a lathe machine on your tabletop on the other. Considering all of the variables, the question becomes, is 3D printing adoptable for the average consumer?