R&D Special Focus: 3D printing

Published December 20, 2018

An article on Research & Development about 3D printing reports on new research from the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences that can “fingerprint” the specific printer that a 3D-printed item originated from, enabling law enforcement agencies to track the origin of 3D-printed guns, counterfeit products and other goods.

“3D printing opened another door for those kinds of unethical criminal activities.. Anyone who can get gun designs online can make his own homemade 3D printed gun,” said Wenyao Xu, PhD, an associate professor of computer science and engineering

Read the story here.