Why 3D Printing Is Going to Need Blockchain

Article refers to research by NYU Tandon Professor Nikhil Gupta and Ph.D. student Fei Chen in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.  

Research has already shown 3D printing has a growing need for cybersecurity. Researchers from New York University's Tandon School of Engineering for example have found that there are serious security issues around 3D printing that could present significant safety hazards due to counterfeit parts and products, or products being deliberately printed with hidden flaws and built-in failures.

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