Indian-origin researchers report cybersecurity risks in 3D printing
- The Times of India July 17th, 2016
- Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Indian-origin-researchers-report-cybersecurity-risks-in-3D-printing/articleshow/53251088.cms?from=mdr
A team comprising of Indian-origin researchers has found cybersecurity risks in 3D printing by examining two aspects — printing orientation and insertion of fine defects.
They found that since Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) files — used in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimisation of a design — do not give instructions for printer head orientation, malefactors could alter the process without detection.
Also, sub-millimetre defects that can appear between printed layers with exposure to fatigue and the elements were found to be undetectable by common industrial monitoring techniques, the researchers said.