Defective products could result from cyberattacks on industrial 3D printers

Defects introduced in 3D-printed parts were undetectable by common industrial monitoring techniques, study says

Many 3D printers lack cybersecurity features, which presents opportunities to introduce defects as components are being built, a new study shows.

The study, performed by a team of cybersecurity and materials engineers at New York University, concluded that with the growth of cloud-based and decentralized 3D printer production supply chains, there can be "significant risk to the reliability of the product."

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