Researchers Expose Possible Cybersecurity Risks in 3D Printing

A team from New York University says malicious actors could hack into printers and insert dangerous design flaws.

Experts project that higher education and the manufacturing industry will invest hundreds of millions of dollars into 3D printing in the coming years, but new cybersecurity concerns might curtail that spending.

According to a recent paper authored by researchers at New York University, two aspects of 3D printing present potential risks to product quality: printing orientation and the addition of fine defects.

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