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Author Heemsbergen, Luke, author.

Title 3D printing : civic practices and regulatory challenges / Luke Heemsbergen, Robbie Fordyce, Tom Apperley, Mike Arnold, Thomas Birtchnell, Bjorn Nansen.

Published Parkville, Vic : Melbourne Networked Society Institute, The University of Melbourne, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (1 PDF file)
Series Research paper; 2
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Notes This work is published under a creative commons licence.
Summary 3D printing creates new social and economic policy puzzles that Australians urgently need foresight into. This report approaches these puzzles by acknowledging 3D printing as a social practice including experimentation and learning — rather than a mere manufacturing process focussed on problem/ solution dynamics. 3D printing involves more than the action of creating a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model by means of additive manufacture. It is an innovative and interactive social practice of learning, sharing, and economy. This report forecasts key strategic issues for practitioners in industry, government, and education to invest in to position Australia at the forefront future innovations and evolutions of 3D printing practice. We hope to encourage collaborative civic and economic innovations that ensure the imagined 3D printing ‘revolution’ can be transformed into wide reaching material benefits. Our findings draw from extensive interdisciplinary research that saw the research team analyse data from collaborative learning/maker-spaces; interviews with industry leaders, academics and social commentators; and visualizations/maps of the evolving use of 3D printed objects made through social network analysis (SNA) of the world’s largest public 3D Printed object design repository.
Other formats Available in electronic format (PDF) via the Internet.
Other author Fordyce, Robbie, author
Apperley, Tom, author
Arnold, Mike, Ph.D., author
Britchnell, Thomas, author
Nansen, Bjorn, author
Subject Three-dimensional printing.
Variant Title Three D printing
ISBN 9780734052681