3D printing (3DP) has enjoyed rapid growth yet has also prompted ethical and social concerns. For example, the ability to print unethical objects and intellectual property (IP) infringement. This paper follows the dual-cycle information system design model and implements a multi-method to propose a blockchain-enabled digital platform solution to protect 3DP digital assets’ IP. It combines the advantages of patented watermarking technology and blockchain technology, including encryption, authentication, and transaction services of 3DP designs according to users’ needs. The platform may help promote the standardised development of the 3DP industry and the international digital assets’ IP protection process.
- 3D printing
- conceptual platform framework
- intellectual property rights
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science Applications
- Information Systems and Management