Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers 3D printers have ‘fingerprints,’ which could help trace guns, counterfeit goods

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers 3D printers have ‘fingerprints,’ which could help trace guns, counterfeit goods

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Like fingerprints, no 3D printer is exactly the same.That’s the takeaway from a new University at Buffalo-led study that describes what’s believed to be the first accurate method for tracing a 3D-printed object to the machine it came from.The advancement, which the research team calls “PrinTracker,” could ultimately help law enforcement and…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired HP’s New 3-D Printers Build Items Not of Plastic but of Steel

Hexbyte Tech News Wired HP’s New 3-D Printers Build Items Not of Plastic but of Steel

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HP is hoping its new Metal Jet 3-D printers will provide inroads into manufacturing sectors such as automobiles and medical devices.HPHP is hoping its new Metal Jet 3-D printers will provide inroads into manufacturing sectors such as automobiles and medical devices.HPWhen you think about 3-D printing, chances are you think of little plastic doodads created…