3D Printing

The Environmental Impact of 3D Printing

Feeling good and content after your Christmas celebrations? While you’re gearing up for New Year’s Eve, it might be good to slow down a bit and do some intellectual activities – say, kicking back and listening a lecture on 3D Printing?

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars held an event on December 13th to discuss The Environmental Impact of 3DPrinting. This lecture is about an hour and 40 minutes long consisting of three different sections. The first part by David Rejeski, director of Science and Technology Innovation Program at Wilson Center, centers on the history of production, followed by commentary on Robert L. Olson’s article “3D Printing: A Boon or a Bane?”. This article published in the November/December 2013 issue of the Environmental Forum takes us to the heart of this event – what is the environmental impact of 3D Printing. The third and final part of this event is looking at the issue from legal and regulatory standpoint.