Category Archives: Security

NYU team encode parts with 3D printed QR “clouds” to prevent counterfeiting

3D printed QR codes are the latest development in the prevention of counterfeiting and intellectual property (IP) theft. Created by an international team of researchers from NYU Tandon, New York, and NYU Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), these invisible tags can be internally embedded within additive manufactured components, to be read later only by […]

Sounds odd? Your 3D printer could be hacked

New research from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, that previously showed how easy it is to hack 3D printed drones, is proposing the use of “audio fingerprints” to help 3D printing avoid cyber-attacks. The team’s research is valuable to concerns surrounding the security of 3D printing – a discussion that has tremendous value in industrial […]

Boeing collaborates with Assembrix to secure 3D printing

3D printing is a hotbed of intellectual property (IP) and, as a number of projects have proved, its protection can be just as lucrative as the innovation. In the aerospace industry especially, where competition runs high and products remain in development for a number of years, IP protection is a primary concern. In a new Memorandum of […]

Rize intros Digitally Augmented Parts to counter 3D printed piracy and counterfeits

Boston, U.S. based 3D printer manufacturer Rize Inc., has introduced what they are calling the first 3D printed Digitally Augmented Parts (DAP). According to Rize, DAPs will enable the creation of “functional 3D printed parts with digital information” using Rize’s patented Augmented Polymer Deposition (APD) method to embed markers, such as QR codes, on plastic […]

iPhone X Face ID security software apparently tricked by 3D printed mask

When the iPhone X was announced in September 2017, Apple showed off its Face ID feature that relies on facial recognition to unlock the screen. At the time, Apple’s senior VP of worldwide marketing, Phil Schiller, stated that “professional mask makers and makeup artists in Hollywood” had helped to “train the neural networks” of Face ID, […]