Autodesk Open Sources Their 3D Printer Resin


Open source technology is what brought the desktop 3D printer space to where it is now. If it weren’t for groups such as RepRap, who really encouraged the sharing of open source files for building 3D printers, most of the desktop 3D printer manufacturers that exist today probably would never have come about. The open sourcing of files and designs take the idea of filing for patents and instead approaches the market from a totally different perspective. As an individual inventor, on one hand, this means allowing anyone to use your inventions and innovations without having to compensate you monetarily. On the other hand, it allows for the quick dissemination of those ideas. This typically leads to a faster adoption rate, and a massive amount of iteration on behalf of those ideas and creations.
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