How to Authenticate a 3D-Printed Part: ‘Explode’ and Embed a QR Code

Originally from Tech Briefs:


3D-printed parts are increasingly finding their way into airplanes and operating rooms.

Garter experts predict that, by 2021, 75% of new commercial and military aircraft will feature engine and airframe components made through additive manufacturing.

Similarly, the use of 3D-printed medical implants are set to increase by 20 percent over the next decade.

As the role of additive manufacturing emerges in a variety of industries, engineers will need to verify that their 3D-printed part is genuine and works as designed.

A team at NYU Tandon School of Engineering has found a new way to prove the provenance of a part.


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