Manufacturers

From Motorcycles to Life-Saving Devices, 3D Printing Full of Promise and Risk

Every day, it seems, brings news of another milestone achieved thanks to 3D printing. Just last month doctors at Penn State Children’s Hospital surgically implanted a 3D-printed esophageal “splint” in 13-month-old Ramiah Martin, who was born without a trachea and with a malformed esophagus. Digital manufacturer Carbon and football helmet designer Riddell recently announced plans…

Risky Business

Risky Business: Product Liability

Any product that has a use also has a potential for misuse and harm. It may break unreasonably fast, damage someone or something, or even be promoted in a misleading manner. Enter product liability —- and enter insurance policies to cover that liability. The concept of product liability has broadened well beyond its earliest common-law…