UB research suggests 3D guns could be traced through 'fingerprints'

Published December 17, 2018

An article in the Buffalo News article reports on research conducted by Wenyao Xu, associate professor of computer science and engineering, and colleagues that showed that 3D printers leave “fingerprints” specific to the 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.

"This is one exploratory step to understand the security and the potential to control the security hazard," he said.

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