Creative Commons, Open Source Stance and Intellectual Property
Open source hardware is a core part of the 3D printing community, especially when considering the Rep Rap movement that kickstarted affordable desktop 3D printing. We fully support the open source movement and have a unique stance on intellectual property.
All companies need intellectual property to survive, including open source companies. Brand integrity cannot be maintained without the likes of enforceable copyrights and trademarks. Similarly, certain products benefit from patent protection due to their innovative nature and the associated cost in time and resources to bring that innovation to life.
At Slice we have chosen to fully open source most products, and to use a combination of non-commercial Creative Commons licensing, free file sharing and patent protection for others. A breakdown of how this works is detailed below:
- The majority of our products are sold under the Creative Commons 4.0 CC-BY-SA open source license. You can find the drawings, CAD files and other resources on the related product page or the Documentation page.
- Certain products are protected by patents. Such products are sold under the Creative Commons 4.0 CC-BY-NC (non-commercial) license. This means that the product can be used however you, the user, sees fit, including remixed, adapted or improved upon; as long as the resulting products aren't sold by a commercial enterprise (including sole proprietors) that profits from sales of remixed versions of Slice's patented products. As with the fully open source products you can find the drawings, CAD files and other resources on the related product page or the Documentation page. You can find a list of our granted patents here.
We hope that you will support us in our endeavor to bring more innovation to 3D printing. Every purchase you make allows us to keep hiring bright engineers that pour their heart and soul into bringing new ideas to life.
Copperhead™ Installation Instructions
Copperhead™ Installation Instructions Copperhead™ Performance Advantages Eliminate heat creep with the Slice Engineering® Copperhead™ all-metal hotend. The open source (CC-BY-SA 4.0) Copperhead™ design utilizes the Bimetallic Heat Break™ technology ...
Mosquito® Prime™ Hotends Health and Safety Warnings, Limited Warranty, Limitations of Warranty and Disclaimer of Liability
Health and Safety Warnings General Machining and Fabrication Equipment Safety Warnings WARNING: Read all safety warnings and all instructions. Failure to follow the warnings and instructions may result in electric shock, fire, and/or serious injury. ...
Mosquito Assembly and Disassembly Instructions
Mosquito™ Assembly/Disassembly Instructions In addition to its many performance benefits, the Mosquito™ hotend is a modular design that is relatively simple to assemble and disassemble with the included tools. The steps outlined below will guide you ...
Raise3D E2 Upgrade Bundle Installation Instructions
Raise3D E2 Upgrade Bundle Installation Instructions What You Need - Raise3D E2 Upgrade Bundle - Copperhead™ Hotend - Standard - G2 (x2) - Industrial Heater - 30W / 24V (x2) - Vanadium™ Nozzle - 0.4 mm (x2) - Boron ...
Filament Drying Desiccant Usage Instructions
Gather the materials you will need: the Filament Drying Desiccant canister a spool of filament that needs to be dried (spoiler alert, all spools need to be dried! Even many of the ones you just took out of the packaging) a storage container of some ...