Researchers find way to track 'untraceable' 3D-printed guns

Published October 19, 2018

An article on CNET in the U.S., UK and Australia reports on research by Wenyao Xu, associate professor of computer science and engineering, that has discovered the first way to track 3D-printed objects, including guns, using the unique “fingerprints” that 3D printers leave on the objects they produce.

"Two human beings can write the same thing, but they'll have different handwriting," he said. "It's the same concept for [tracking] 3D printers."

Read the story here.

Articles on the research also appeared in news outlets that include Space Daily, Eurasia Review, Tech Site, Electronic Component News, Lab Manager, ZDNet, Silicon Republic and The Engineer.