Legal considerations for using digital twins in additive manufacture a review of the literature

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Clementson, J., Teng, J., Wood, P. and Windmill, C. 2021. Legal considerations for using digital twins in additive manufacture a review of the literature. Shafik, M. and Case, K (ed.) Amsterdam IOS Press. pp. 91-96
AuthorsClementson, J., Teng, J., Wood, P. and Windmill, C.
TypeConference paper

Rapid technological change presents new opportunities and reveals new risks, challenging existing governance arrangements. The fusion of Industry 4.0 technologies combines with Additive Manufacturing (AM) to create new business solutions. Legal issues with AM are well documented, for example Daly[1] explores the interaction of 3D printing with the law, identifying Intellectual Property, Product Liability and Data Privacy as areas of importance. However, this technology fusion has also enabled improved real-time digital representation, monitoring, simulation and control of the physical delivered through applications of Digital Twin. Such Digital Twins are prevalent in manufacturing and in AM can potentially provide assurance that a printed item meets specified requirements. However, additional legal considerations are emerging. This paper illustrates these by examining the attributes of "Digital Twins in Additive Manufacture Use Cases" revealed through literature.

KeywordsAdditive Manufacture; Industry 4.0; Legal Issues; Digital Twin
JournalAdvances in Transdisciplinary Engineering
PublisherIOS Press
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Deposited18 Jul 2022
Page range91-96
Book titleVolume 15: Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXXIV
Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, incorporating the 35th National Conference on Manufacturing Research 2021, University of Derby, Derby UK
Place of publicationAmsterdam
SeriesAdvances in Transdisciplinary Engineering
EditorsShafik, M. and Case, K
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