3D Printing at Risk to Hacking says NYU Researchers

Additive manufacturing (AM), also called 3D printing, is a $4 billion business set to quadruple by 2020. In the future, manufacturers may print everything from cars to medicines, disrupting centuries-old production practices. The Federal Aviation Administration recently certified the first 3D-printed part for GE commercial jet engines, and companies like Ford Motor Company are using AM to build products and prototypes.

But the new technology poses some of the same dangers unearthed in the electronics industry, where trusted, partially trusted, and untrusted parties are part of a global supply chain.

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