Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: Supplementary 8, Pages: 1-4
IlHyung Lee1 and YoungGi Kim2 *
1 KISTI, 66 Heogi-ro, Dongdeamoon-gu, Seoul 130-741, Korea; [email protected]
2 GISANG, 151-11 SSangrim-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-400, Korea; [email protected]
This study analyzed the trend of 3D printing-related patents for the last 10 years to investigate patent application trends by country, by year, by assignee and by technology. Furthermore, it analyzed the patent trend on 3D printers and materials used to secure original technologies and a portfolio of application technologies in medium and long terms.
Keywords: Additive Manufacturing, 3d Printing, Patent, Rapid Prototype
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