Originally written for Spider Magazine, this piece found its way on to the Dawn page under my name. I was not a regular at the time. I didn’t even know I could have helped myself to my very own page at the time, but ta-da!
Until recently, 3D printers were primarily used for testing and prototyping in industrial and academic circles.
These were closely monitored and controlled environments, so the technology was not a threat to anyone. We had already predicted in one of our previous issues that whenever 3D printing is made commercially available to consumers, it would raise copyrighting issues as well as ethical implications.