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…

Digilab: On the State of Bioprinting Today

In a recent interview with Digilab‘s CEO Sidney Braginsky, Senior Applications Manager Igor Zlatkin, and John Moore, President and COO, 3DPrint.com got a glimpse of the focus, future, and advances…

3D Printing Used to Create Holographic Color Prints for Enhanced Security

Researchers at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) are constantly coming up with new discoveries and 3D printing applications, from 3D printed light shows to biocompatible hydrodgels. Now scientists…

Top 10 3D Printing Aerospace Stories from 2018

3D printing has played an important role in many industries over the past year, such as medical, education, and aerospace. It would take a very long time to list all…

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…

Fuel3D Showcases 3D Facial Recognition Technology at Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Goodwood Festival of Speed (FOS) is an annual motoring garden party held at Goodwood House in West Sussex, England, attended by over 200,000 people. The event began in 1993…

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…

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…

Cyber Security Firm Uses a 3D Printed Mask to Fool iPhone X’s Facial Recognition Software

Anyone with an iPhone knows they have the choice to either set a numerical pass code or use their fingerprint embedded in the phone’s home button to unlock their phone,…

Identify3D Offers Siemens’ Digital Factory Advanced Security Technology Through New Partnership

Last year, global software company Siemens announced that it would be expanding its Frontier Partner Program, an initiative that partners with startups and gives them access to Siemens’ technology. One of…

3D Printing in a Secure STEM Environment: MyStemKits & D3CRYPT3D Announce Partnership

As 3D printing dives deeper into the educational system, dedicated teachers are increasing their focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) / STEAM (including art) curricula, providing students with…

University of Alabama Students Wrestle with How to Take Down Drones

The primary concern that most people have with drones is how to get them up in the air and keep them there. Not so with Northrop Grumman Corp (NGC); they…

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…

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon Lists 3D Printing Among Potential Global Threats

It’s the classic super-technology dilemma. What happens when 3D printing falls into the wrong hands? In a speech given to the UN Security Council on Tuesday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon voiced his…

TSA-Approved Master Luggage Keys Hacked and 3D Printed Once Again

Security is just getting so complicated these days. Not that it was ever exactly simple – particularly on a national level – but technology is enabling the criminally-minded to create…

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…

UrbanAlps Receives Prestigious Award for 3D Printed, Copy-Proof Stealth Key

Technology is a two-way street when it comes to security, and I’m not just talking about data security and intellectual property issues – modern technology presents a host of interesting…

Northwestern University Research Group Uses 3D Printing to Create Terahertz Lens

The Illinois-based Northwestern University has utilized 3D printing technology to research a variety of vital applications, from 3D printing fuel cells to 4D printing materials on the nanoscale. Now, researchers…

ShareMy3D Sets Up 3D File “Superhighway” for Secure Sharing of 3D Printable Files

As the 3D printing industry grows larger so do the sizes of the 3D files that need to be transferred between the digital content creators and the physical content producers….

Future of Penetration? Sexy Chinese Girl Shows You How to Penetrate Security with 3D Printed Shoes

Back in July, you may recall a story we did on a young woman who goes by the moniker, “SexyCyborg”. She had created a very skimpy LED Hikaru Skirt with…

Keysforge: Easy, Automatic Production of 3D Printed Copies of High-Security Keys

While retinal and other biometric scanners are coming into play for some high-security applications, there’s still some ways to go before those are reliable enough for more common use–and so…

3D Printed Stealthy Dual Laser ‘Trip Wire’ Enhances The Security Where Ever You Need It

Thanks to the ever-expanding DIY culture, projects that might formerly have seemed somewhat formidable to less-experienced makers are almost fait accompli. Now, basically, if there’s a will, there’s an Instructable…

Escalating Positive Outcomes with 3D Printing

Back in January 2013 we were planning the launch of 3DLT. We wanted to kick things off with a bang (apologies in advance for that). Crowdsourcing was an important part…