Security is an often ignored part of additive manufacturing.
The Impossible Problem of 3D Content Management
Recent controversies at popular 3D model repositories expose a fundamental problem with 3D content.
BuildBee’s Thoughts On 3D Intellectual Property
We had a chat with Matthew Griffiths, CTO of BuildBee about 3D model intellectual property.
Fortune Brands and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how an upcoming spin off could make use of 3D print technology.
The Race to Bolster Domestic Manufacturing Puts 3D Printing at the Forefront
3D printing advances as a national security asset.
ADT Engineering Lab, Solar, Smart Homes and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Randall Rothbort look at how ADT’s Engineering Lab could make use of 3D printing technology.
MakerBot Provides Update On Thingiverse Security Breach
MakerBot provided a detailed disclosure of a data leak from last October.
The Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the relationship between cybersecurity and additive manufacturing.
More On The Thingiverse Security Breach
I’ve learned more about the Thingiverse security breach we reported on yesterday, and it could be not as bad as initially thought.
Change Your Passwords: Thingiverse Hacked!
News from haveibeenpwned.com indicates popular 3D model repository has been hacked.
Stratasys Opens Doors with New ProtectAM System
Stratasys announced a new data security platform called ProtectAM.
The Spaghetti Detective Accidentally Allowed 3D Prints on Other Users’ Machines
A notable software misconfiguration temporarily allowed users of the Spaghetti Detective to 3D print on other people’s equipment.
New DoD Inspector General Report and 3D Printing Cyber Vulnerability
With the recent hacks into our infrastructure cyber systems, and the hefty ransom paid to the nefarious hackers, cybersecurity has come to the forefront of the political debate.
3D Printing And NFTs: Part 2, The Solution?
Could NFTs — Non Fungible Tokens — resolve key issues in 3D printing? How could this work?
3D Printing And NFTs: Part 1, The Problem
Could NFTs — Non Fungible Tokens — resolve key issues in 3D printing? What problems would they solve?
Reverse Engineering Any 3D Printed Part’s Microstructure
Researchers have found a way to reverse engineer a 3D printed part by examining its microstructure.
Taking 3D Printed Orthopedic Devices To The Customers
Create It REAL has signed a deal with Spentys to help devise a secure system that provides onsite 3D printing of orthopedic devices in practice offices.
Markforged Achieves ISO 27001
Markforged announced they have earned an ISO:27001 certification.
Golden 3D Printing Problems
Could any 3D print service print in precious metals like gold, silver or platinum? Not unless special steps are taken.
While perusing 3D print sites today, I noticed that iMakr’s site has been hacked!
Multi-Material Powder Bed 3D Print Anti-Counterfeiting
Aerosint’s unique multi-material powder bed 3D printing process is bringing new possibilities not only to additive manufacturing, but to its security as well.
LEO Lane: Consistency And Security For The Full 3D Printing Workflow
3D printing is about more than printing; a chat with LEO Lane illuminates more in end-to-end workflow opportunity.
Meeting Increased 3D Printing Vendor Compliance Cyber Security Requirements
Charles Goulding and Lara Tomiko of R&D Tax Savers discuss cyber security concerns in 3D printing.
3D Printing versus Smartphone Security
Yes, 3D printed fingerprints can fool smartphone scanners. No, that shouldn’t keep you up at night.
Authenticity, Traceability, and Supply Chain Integrity
Digital supply chains and digital manufacturing solutions are on the rise — and real success will depend on intellectual property management.
Book of the Week: Operational Cybersecurity Risks
This week’s selection is “Operational Cybersecurity Risks and Their Effect on Adoption of Additive Manufacturing in the Naval Domain” by the US Government.
What is LEO Lane and How Does It Allow Digital Inventory?
I’m looking at an ancillary additive manufacturing service that secures intellectual property.
Is Your OctoPrint Safe?
A fascinating article at OctoPrint.org shows the right – and wrong – ways to use OctoPrint remotely.
A Tricky Way To Track 3D Prints
Researchers have developed a very tricky method to embed tracking information into 3D prints.
Potential Future Security Risks for 3D Printing
I’m reading a story about security challenges with 2D photocopiers and am wondering how similar approaches may affect 3D printing in the future.
What are “Digitally Augmented Additive Manufacturing Parts” and How Could They Work?
Rize announced something they call “Digitally Augmented Additive Manufacturing Parts” and while very promising, faces a steep path to adoption.
Be Very, Very Careful With Your Customer Data
I’m reading a fascinating legal complaint by 3D Systems against one of their former employees and his new employer, and there’s lessons to be had by all 3D printing companies here.
A Proposal to Prevent 3D Printed Weapons?
I’m reading a research paper that proposes a machine-learning approach to stopping the evils of 3D printed weapons.
What’s Happening at Create It REAL?
Create It REAL just received a significant investment.
PolyPort Is The 3D Asset Protection You’ve Been Waiting For
When we last looked at PolyPort (formerly D3CRYPT3D), they were just buttoning up their shiny start-up pants, but already dropping jaws with their approach to 3D asset protection.
An Experiment in 3D Printed Security
I’m looking at an interesting experiment to provide a security mechanism for 3D prints.
Does 3D Printing Secrecy Imply Something?
There’s something odd happening with an increasing number of 3D printer companies.
Authentise Working On Watermarking Solution
3D print middleware utility service Authentise is working on an interesting new function: Watermarking.
That 3D Printed Key Project: Is This Concerning?
A project has published a method of generating 3D printed keys. Is this concerning?
Blockchain-Powered 3D Assets?
A development in 3D asset management may assist the control of 3D models for printing.
Embedding Physical Watermarks into 3D Prints
A company is developing a method of providing “invisible watermarks” to 3D prints.
Bioprinting Architecture Method Developed
Research that could lead to true human organ 3D printing begins with a method of reliably 3D printing shapes.
Methods of Ensuring 3D Print Success and Detecting Compromised 3D Models
An interesting research paper provides three ideas on how to detect flaws in 3D prints.
Create it REAL Proposes Secure 3D Print Method
Create it REAL is a Danish company producing high-powered control boards for desktop 3D printers. So what does this have to do secure printing?
3D Printer Security Woes Likely To Increase
I’m reading an interesting piece by David Gerwitz at ZDNet, who talks about 3D printers being vulnerable IoT devices.
3D Printed Hand Replicas – A New Security Concern
Digital technology gives us more capabilities and even lets us have a lot of fun.
3DTrust: 3D Printing Security Powered by Blockchain
3dTrust is one of several startups tackling the problem of streaming print control, but they have a very unique feature.
Hacking the TSA’s Master Keys: 3D Printing Adds a New Dimension to Privacy and Security
Another year, another hacker conference, another method for 3D printing keys to previously unhackable locks.
Shapeways Hacked! But It Could Have Been Far Worse
Popular 3D print service Shapeways announced today they’ve experienced a possibly major security incident.
Security Risks in 3D Printing? Apparently So
A report suggests there may be cybersecurity risks present in the current 3D printing workflows that could result in bad things happening.
Audio Capture of 3D Print Security Fears Overblown
Researchers at the University of California at Irvine have found a potential security issue with 3D printers, but I believe fears expressed are overreactions.
Authentise: 3D Printing IP Protection Rises
A new startup company hopes to provide DRM-like services for 3D printing. Authentise wants to solve the problem of “losing” 3D models by using two different approaches.
Secured 3D Prints?
A new service could provide a secure solution for for securely 3D printing. But what does that mean?
3D Printed Keys Unlock Schlage Locks
At the recent Defcon event student researchers from MIT exhibited a new technique that could reduce the security of physical locks from Schlage. Schlage’s most secure lock is the Primus model, touted as “asdf”. The idea is that you would have great difficulty duplicating the unusual key shape used by the Primus system. Schlage’s… Continue reading 3D Printed Keys Unlock Schlage Locks
3D Printers and Airport Security
Just as you are, we’re getting tired of speculative propositions on the prospect of 3D printed weapons and try not to post on it, but we encountered an interesting question of this ilk on Quora. The question read: Could a small 3D printer be brought through security at an airport and then used… Continue reading 3D Printers and Airport Security
Crack Open Those Handcuffs With Your 3D Printer
A report on Forbes describes the feat of a “German hacker and security consultant who goes by the name ‘Ray’”, who was able to reproduce master keys for a couple of models of handcuffs. In fact, the keys were produced both on an inexpensive 3D printer as well as on a laser cutter, which,… Continue reading Crack Open Those Handcuffs With Your 3D Printer
Sneakey Captures Your Keys!
We’re always interested in ways to develop 3D models for printing, and this method is quite startling: Teleduplicating physical keys via optical decoding! Yes, they take a picture of your keys and then using sophisticated image analysis techniques can prepare a 3D model that duplicates the key shape. It’s, called, obviously, “Sneakey”. In… Continue reading Sneakey Captures Your Keys!