PrinTracker tech could match sketchy objects to 3D printers that made them

Published October 17, 2018

An article on New Atlas 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.

The article notes the researchers found that variations between different printer models, nozzle sizes and other factors lead to imperfections that created the “fingerprint.”

Read the story here.

Articles featuring the research also appeared on news outlets that include, Bearing Arms, The Gun Page, World Industrial Reporter, 3ders, Tech Xplore and 3D Printing Industry.