3d printing security

Invasion of Privacy & Tracking via 3D Printed Watermarks May Be Real Threats

Many 3D printing enthusiasts are probably already harkening back to the beginning of 3D printing, when it was still a technological wild frontier, virtually lawless, and wildly exciting due to…

DNA.am Acquires GROW Software, Protecting AM Data

“Our Mission: to overcome adoption methods of additive manufacturing surrounding design, manufacturing, and build validation.” – Grow.am As an industry that has skyrocketed into the billions upon hitting the mainstream…

IP Security: Reverse Engineering to Test Vulnerability in 3D Printer Toolpaths

We hear a lot about engineering hardware and software and other accompanying technologies for 3D printing, so the idea of going in reverse may raise an eyebrow or two; however,…

Thesis Student Tests for CyberAttack Risks in Distributed 3D Printing

Charles Ellis Norwood recently presented a thesis, ‘Demonstration of Vulnerabilities in Globally Distributed Additive Manufacturing,’ to the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Norwood explores new methods in transferring data…

NYU Abu Dhabi Team Wins Hack3D Challenge

Two students from New York University Abu Dhabi won the first prize of the Hack3D challenge at New York University Tandon’s School of Engineering. Only five teams advanced to the…

NYU Tandon Gets Grant to Teach Cybersecurity in 3D Printing

With so many fields applying additive manufacturing and 3D printers often being connected to the internet, they face security issues that range from privacy concerns to device integrity. Defects in…

Aerosint and InfraTrac Extending Chemical Tagging in Parts 3D Printed with Powder Bed Fusion

I can’t think of a single person who likes getting the automated reminder that it’s time to change their password, which includes the many instructions on what does and doesn’t…

GE Additive and Vera Announce Partnership to Secure 3D Printing Workflow

GE Additive and data protection company Vera have announced a new partnership centered around a technology integration that secures the entire additive workflow, from design to print. Design engineers can now protect and…

Medical and Aerospace 3D Printed Parts Could Be Secured by Embedded QR Codes

Experts have predicted that by 2021, 75 percent of new commercial and military aircraft will contain 3D printed parts. That makes it crucial that manufacturers find a foolproof way to…

Using Audio to Verify the Integrity of 3D Printed Objects

3D printing carries with it a host of security concerns. Tampering with a 3D printed object can happen remotely if someone hacks into the 3D printer while online, and no…

Identify3D Partners with SLM Solutions for End-to-End Additive Manufacturing Security

A big concern for anyone in the 3D printing industry is intellectual property security. When you’re working with digital supply chains there are unique risks, but fortunately dedicated companies have…

Can a Custom 3D Printed Card Reader Actually Slow Down Card Skimmers?

You are warned about them in the news all the time – card skimmers, devices that are attached to ATMs and other machines to steal the information on credit and…

Treatstock Introduces Watermark 3D Software Solution for IP Protection of 3D Printable Files

In the 3D printing world, there are a few problems that continuously crop up, and they range from mere annoyances, like poor bed adhesion, to serious concerns like intellectual property…

Researchers Use Sensors, Microphones, and Nanoparticles to Develop Three Methods to Combat 3D Printer Cyberattacks

When it comes to computers and other technology, hacking, by definition, can mean either to modify in a clever, skillful way, or to get around security with malicious intent. So…

Just Turn the Dial: 3D Printed THERO Offers Digital Security

It’s sort of fascinating to think back to the days when without question we just answered the phone (the yellow one hanging on the wall), usually with high hopes that…

NYU Researchers Develop a New, Sneakier Weapon Against Counterfeit 3D Printed Parts

When we talk about 3D printing and security concerns, one of the first issues that comes up is that of counterfeit 3D printed parts. If a skillful hacker manages to…

UrbanAlps Releases Stealth Key System: Metal 3D Printed Key Safe from Duplication

Back in 2015, high-tech startup UrbanAlps, based in Switzerland, created a 3D printed security key, called the Stealth Key, that the co-founders say is the new standard of high-security cylinder-locks and…

Dubai Police Team with UL for Workshop on 3D Printing Responsibly

Of all the geographical locations that bring us 3D printing news on a regular basis, Dubai is almost certainly the most consistent. Since the United Arab Emirates city-state announced its…

Researchers Crash a Drone to Prove a Point: Don’t Underestimate 3D Printer Security Threats

Is nothing safe anymore? One could argue that nothing ever has been, really, but it’s a disturbing reality that in today’s technological world, in which almost everything is linked in…

More to Worry About: IP Thieves Could Use Smartphones to Steal Design Data from Your 3D Printer in Action!

3D printing and the impacts it offers up to the world can be appreciated from numerous angles, meaning something very different for many, whether hobbyists or industrial operators, all with…

Eliminating Cyberterrorism in 3D Printing: University of North Dakota Research Offers Further Solutions in Assessing 3D Technology  

It’s very easy to get caught up in the excitement of 3D printing and all the innovation it has to offer—items you never considered before spanning the gamut—from 3D printed…

3D Printing Rights, Risks & Responsibilities: University of Melbourne Researchers Want You to Understand Them!

Most of us are well aware—and do our best to accept—that the party has to end sometime. As 3D printing blew into the industrial, designing, and engineering realms like a locomotive,…

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — July 23, 2016

Welcome to another jam-packed edition of “3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week,” featuring exciting 3D printing news from all over the world that we just didn’t have time to…

Cybersecurity Needs Amping Up in 3D Printing—Vulnerability Shown During Printing Orientation

If you get in at the beginning of a new technology or major trend, often there is time to enjoy that wonderful euphoric window of time while it’s still slightly…