[rp-ml] Can 3D SLS users buy material from 3rd parties? Do they?

From: <EdGrenda_at_aol.com>
Date: Thu Jul 20 2006 - 21:55:23 EEST

Hi Folks:
Does anybody know the legal situation surrounding whether it's possible for
3D selective laser sintering users to purchase materials from parties other
than 3D?
Someone asked me about the lawsuit between 3D and AMES / EOS GmbH a few
years back and I really couldn't figure out what the final disposition was. I
believe that the matter might be covered in the cross-licensing agreements that
resulted from 3D and EOS burying the hatchet. Also, I would assume that it
would have always been possible to buy materials that didn't violate 3D/DTM's
patents, assuming they worked and were available.
Are people buying SLS materials from sources other than 3D these days?

Ed Grenda
Castle Island Co.
781-646-6280 (voice or fax)
EdGrenda@aol.com (email)

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