Hidden QR code clouds can ensure authenticity of 3D printed parts
- Tess Boissonneault for 3D Printing Media Network
- August 21, 2018
- Source: https://www.3dprintingmedia.network/hidden-qr-code-clouds-3d-printed-parts/
Researchers from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering have developed a method for proving where 3D printed parts come from and ensuring their design integrity by embedding QR code clouds into the 3D model in a new and clever way. That is, rather than simply sticking a QR bar code onto the 3D model’s surface, the research team has devised a way to convert QR codes into subtle 3D features which can be integrated into a given part without affecting its properties and, crucially, without being noticeable to counterfeiters.