How could a company make sure that their intellectual property is being used correctly and according to the
agreements set with Print-Service-Providers (PSP) So far the copyright laws did not catch up to this new 3D print
world and one of the challenges is to enable Content Providers to track the agreements set with PSPs, and allowing
management of thousands of different PSPs printing a variety of models per bucket (3D bed filled with objects to be
printed). Some of these models can have copyright and some not, creating a heterogeneous print bucket. The models
in the bucket may have different providers (Company A and COMPANY B for example) and they may be printed
together in order to save time and material. This work provides a way to control 3D prints in heterogeneous 3D print
buckets allowing only the pre-defined people (or PSP) to print the correct amounts of models (with the correct
properties) using an agreement base using the 3MF as standard input for the Terminus project that will be released
later in 2018.
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INC, HP, "A METHOD TO PROVIDE PRINT CONTROL OVER HETEROGENEOUS 3D PRINT BUCKETS", Technical Disclosure Commons, (December 23, 2019)