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Bang-Bang Bed-Bug

Posted on May 5th, 2022

The vast majority of Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) printers are now equipped with bed heaters to combat warp, which is the curling of material up and off the print bed, causing complete print failure, equipment damage in moderate to significant warp, and quality assurance (QA) issues with low levels of warping.  Certain materials are more […]

BPL to Present at RAPID+tct 2022

Posted on April 29th, 2022

BreakPoint Labs will be speaking at RAPID+tct 2022 in Detroit, MI. We’ll be presenting as part of the INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & SECURITY focus area within the SOLUTIONS track. Look for us on day 1 of the conference at 11.30am on Tuesday 17th May. Nicole Santos (Additive Manufacturing Engineer) and William Glodek (Co-founder/President BreakPoint labs) will […]

AM Part Verification ToolKit

Posted on April 21st, 2022

“So that’s right. And those constraints created the opportunity for additive. They’re now working out the process. And part of that process involves developing a new mode of certifying a component…. And if we can certify qualified parts to go inside of a nuclear reactor, I think that we can certify and qualify parts to […]

Securing 3D Printed Pharmaceuticals

Posted on April 15th, 2022

In 2016 the USA approved the first 3D drug called Spritam (levetiracetam). It is the first 3D-printed drug to receive approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is now being used in pharmacies. 3D printing of this medication provides advantages over traditional tablet production; The tablet maintains rapid disintegration properties even at […]

Digital Dial Disaster: Cyber Induced Physical Failure

Posted on April 7th, 2022

Last week we discussed the increasing threat of ransomware in manufacturing environments.   Methods of using commercially available tools to gain Command & Control (C2) were discussed.  This week, we will continue the scenario – departing from the ransomware pertinent tasks of deleting credentials and encrypting data and instead discuss how persistence is gained for […]

Ransomware in Manufacturing

Posted on April 1st, 2022

Ransomware as a Service Today we are seeing an emergence of several different ransomwares as a service (RaaS) affecting industrial control systems, and specifically critical manufacturing. These RaaS ride the backs of other popular commercially available adversary products, such as Cobalt Strike, which provide difficult to detect persistence mechanisms (beacons) that give command and control […]