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3D Printing Comes to Washington Tomorrow!

April 23, 2013

Like the internet before it, 3D printing has the potential
to be a revolutionary, disruptive technology. Because it allows people to
create, copy, and modify physical objects in digital files, it will provoke
conversations that redefine intellectual property.

Public Knowledge has been working at this intersection of 3D
printing and issues like copyright and patent policy, making sure that large
incumbents embrace 3D printing as an opportunity instead of reacting to it as a threat.

That’s why we’re hosting the second 3D/DC in the Rayburn
House Office Building tomorrow. We want to make sure that the voices of 3D
printing innovators are heard in Washington.

Join us in the Rayburn Cafeteria tomorrow from 5:30 to 7:30
as more than 20 representatives from the 3D printing community showcase their
work.

We’ll have everything from major leaders in the desktop and
industrial 3D printing industry, 3D printers that print in sugar, scanning
booths, art scanning projects, and even a tissue microfabrication project (you
heard that right).

Can’t come in person? Follow the event on twitter as #3DDC
and hang tight for a highlight reel and photos!


Interested in learning more about the intersection of 3D printing and copyright? We’ve got two papers on that:


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Exhibitors

3D Systems

Airwolf 3D

The Association for Manufacturing Technology

Custom 3D Stuff

Direct Dimensions

FAB LAB DC

Filabot

inDimension3

Makerbot

Makergear

Makerstash

Materialise

Metropolitan Museum of Art

MICA Digital Fabrication Studio

Jordan Miller, Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Pennsylvania

Nova Labs

Printrbot

RepRap

Shapeways

SmithsonianDigitization Program Office

Ultimachine