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3D Printing Software Contains Some Cybersecurity Risks

3D Printing Software Contains Some Cybersecurity Risks

Written by David

April 5, 2019

now viewing Steps You Need to Take to Keep Your Children Safe Online April 4, 2019 Contributor, InCyberDefense 3D printing — also known as additive manufacturing — can be adapted for a wide variety of industries. According to Forbes writer Amit Chowdry , for example, “3D printing has been used to create car parts, smartphone cases, fashion accessories, medical equipment and artificial organs.” This type of printing requires the use of 3D modeling software to create computer aided design (CAD) files. The software used can be either industrial-grade software like AutoCAD or free software such as Blender or Tinkercad . Unfortunately, this software is vulnerable to cybersecurity problems. Attackers can steal proprietary designs or alter software files, which could lead to small, hard-to-detect flaws in a 3D-printed part. If that part was a product such as a component of an aircraft engine , for instance, the failure of that […]


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