Infill Creates a “Fingerprint” for Tracing 3D Printed Items Back to Their Sources

In a new study led by the University at Buffalo entitled “PrinTracker: Fingerprinting 3D Printers Using Commodity Scanners,” researchers may have made a breakthrough in how to trace a 3D printed…

3D Printing Organic Resin Objects with Inorganic Nanoparticles for Anti-Counterfeiting Measures

In order to keep our 3D printed parts safe from being illegally replicated, we often turn to anti-counterfeiting measures, such as embedded identification tags and QR codes, bar codes, and even quantum…

Anti-Copying Technology for 3D Printing: A Survey

Co-author John Hornick has written and spoken extensively about the unique ability of 3D printing to democratize manufacturing and about how 3D printing could render the concept of “genuine products”…

Marchesini Group Increases Focus on Industry 4.0 by Acquiring Vision System Company and Opening 3D Printing Facility

Numerous important innovations over the last several years, from on-demand medication and better prosthetics to engine components with fewer parts and autonomous vehicles, would not have been possible without the use of…

HP Labs Develops Three-Stage Identification and Authentication System for 3D Printed Objects

Whenever I’m at a store purchasing a baby gift for a friend from their registry, I have to go back and forth between the paper and the tiny tag denoting…

3D Printed Microstructures Combat Counterfeiting and Product Piracy

Fake versions of real money have been around ever since people first stopped bartering for goods and began exchanging representations of wealth for items and it remains a bigger problem…


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