February 24, 2013
10 Ways That Big Businesses Are Stifllng Innovation in 3-D Printing
If you're waiting for desktop additive-manufacturing technology to move closer to professional-level results, be prepared to wait for a very long time.
Wired has uncovered 10 patents that could severely stifle innovation in the low-cost segment of the 3-D printing market and keep you from making colorful, smooth-finished figures and precise, articulating parts.
These patents cover core technologies and ease-of-use features, and could take momentum from the upstarts and return it to the entrenched companies.
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