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Continuous Cybersecurity Monitoring: Verification of AM Parts

Posted on March 24th, 2022

The growth of the Additive Manufacturing industry has yielded some exciting advancements in manufacturing. As AM is more widely adopted it is imperative that trust in AM parts is proven and retained. Having rigorous verification and validation processes in place will help ensure the quality of AM parts and maintain customer trust in AM technologies. […]

Additive Manufacturing – Medical Devices and Tools

Posted on March 18th, 2022

3D printed prosthetics have been popularized in the news for providing custom fit prosthetic limbs for veterans, children and others in need. These remarkable innovations have helped many people. Last year, non-profit LifeNabled provided 35 patients in Guatemala with custom prosthetic and orthotic devices. 3D printing enabled them to cut time and cost while providing […]

Don’t Let Ransomware PIN Production Down

Posted on March 9th, 2022

With recent world events, ransomware is a foremost concern in cybersecurity.    RagnarLocker has made headlines after compromising 52 critical infrastructure entities.  Additive manufacturing equipment, while not a traditional target of ransomware, is not immune from these threats. Here we demonstrate simple ransomware that is easily implemented by abusing a built-in function of Marlin and […]

Cyber-Attack: 3D Printer File Integrity

Posted on March 4th, 2022

In this video we will tie the impact of a cyber intrusion in AM networks to potential business impact. The takeaway is that less than 40 lines of python code can cause months of rework and negatively impact a company’s reputation. It’s not all bad news – BISON is capable of detecting and alerting about […]

Cybersecurity in 3D Printing: Part Integrity

Posted on February 25th, 2022

How do you know if your 3D printed part is exactly what you expected? What are the possible ways that a part could be affected by sabotage? Malicious cyber activity can occur within the 3D printing workflow to modify CAD files, G-Code or 3D printers. But what do these sabotaged parts look like and can […]

Run TMC: Component Level Connectivity – It’s Tricky

Posted on February 17th, 2022

Let’s talk about heat.  You might be wondering what your thermostat has to do with additive manufacturing or cyber security but rest assured – a skilled adversary is well aware of the sneaky cyber sabotage heat can induce into a system.  We will explore one of the digital “knobs” specific to industrial machinery – more […]