3D Printing, a Bridge Between the World of “Bit and Atoms”
This article examines the 3D printing (or AM technology), a groundbreaking technology which has been object of growing interest in the last decades, capable of creating goods and objects from nowhere thanks to a particular process that will be explained in the following paragraphs. The purpose of this essay is to draw the attention to the significant legal consequences that AM technology might produce, as far as production and consumption methods are concerned. And besides, other legal issues will be taken into consideration, as the impact of this technology on the subjects involved in the process and their juridical position.
Keywords: AM Technology • Law & Technology • Law & Technology • Civil liability • Product liability • 3D printing