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Is blockchain 3D printing’s guardian angel?


… Designs for entire parts are stored as single computer files on IT systems, so, like any other connected entity, manufacturers using 3D printing are vulnerable to compromise … Speaking to The Chemical Engineer, cybersecurity experts and materials engineers at New York’s Tandon School of Engineering said malicious action could take two forms. One is that a hacker could insert defects into the body of an object, the other is that they could adjust the orientation of the printer nozzles. “These are possible foci for attacks that could have a devastating impact on users of the end product, and economic impact in the form of recalls and lawsuits,” explained professor Nikhil Gupta.

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