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In this edition: Call for new laws for 3d print designs, New podcast & more
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3D printing and product safety newsletter #3


Hi. It's been a while since the last newsletter, but there's a bit to catch up on now.
I hope you find it useful, Cheers, Gail

WTFFF podcast: A chat about product safety with US design experts and 3D print podcasters
By Gail Greatorex

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to discuss the safety of products made by 3D printing with Tracy and Tom Hazzard of Hazz Design (USA) for their ‘WTFFF’ 3D printing podcast. 

The 40 minute podcast covers the impact desktop 3D printing is having in the community and explores how novice designers and printer owners must consider safety.

 

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New product safety laws urged to address 3D printing

by Gail Greatorex

I have made a submission to the current review of the Australian Consumer Law proposing it consider the need for changes to accommodate the 3D-printed product market.

Design is widely accepted as being the primary determinant of a product’s safety. At present product designs are not covered by product safety laws. Provisions in the ACL dealing with supplying product designs would enable remedial action where necessary. It would also help motivate and educate designers on factoring safety into their designs.

New book exploring legal issues in 3D printing


I met Dr Angela Daly at the Inside 3D Printing Conference in Melbourne 2015. Angela has been exploring some of the non-technical aspects of 3D printing. She has now published a new book that examines the topic from a number of angles - Socio-legal aspects of the 3D printing revolution, published by Palgrave Macmillan.
   

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