Prevent 3D printing hacks by embedding secret flaws in files

Additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, involves sending CAD files via email or the cloud. This gives intellectual-property thieves and malefactors opportunities to steal designs to produce counterfeit parts. Researchers at NYU Tandon School of Engineering have found a way to embed flaws in these CAD files so that only trusted parties can print the part correctly.

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