Mar 16, 2015

Amazon wants to patent 3d printing delivery van

Amazon wants to patent 3d printing in the delivery vans. You order something and they print it in the delivery van driving towards you. It's probably a move in some grand corporate strategy of taking over the world, defensive patenting or preventative patenting. I will not even try to forecast implications of this ...

You can see their full patent application HERE.

I always claimed that intellectual property / patent system is broken beyond repair and needs major reform.

All of this has been done in some form in the past:

http://diy3dprinting.blogspot.com/2013/11/3d-printer-installed-in-electric.html

Here are some pictures form the patent application: