From the Spring 2016 Issue

Cyber-Physical Security for 3D Printing

Sharon Flank, Ph.D.
CEO | InfraTrac, Inc.

Counterfeiting threatens profits, compromises brand reputation, and endangers customers. A fake bag or watch may seem like a harmless bargain, but buyers are often unaware that its profits fund organized crime or even terrorism. The dangers of counterfeit medical devices, airplane parts, and truck brakes are another matter entirely. The U.S. economy relies on intellectual property, and the $250 billion in domestic IP-related seizures in 2014 is just a hint of the scale of the problem.1 Worldwide, counterfeiting has a trillion-plus dollar effect.
3D Printing and the Intensifying Threat 
By removing obstacles to make . . .

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