3-D Printing, ITAR Issues Not At High Court — Yet

By Kelsey Wilbanks (January 17, 2018, 12:56 PM EST) -- Defense Distributed is a case that commands intense scrutiny because of the intersection between 3-D printing and regulations on the export of defense articles and services, including technical data. 3-D printing technology (more formally known as "additive manufacturing") is rapidly becoming mainstream. The operator of a 3-D printer can "print" — in this context, actually manufacturing a tangible, three-dimensional product — using a computer-aided design (CAD) file. As 3-D printing technology and systems improve, courts are grappling with how to regulate the flow of 3-D printing information....

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