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Weaponizing 3-D printers: Cyberattacks could turn battlefield tech into threats | Fifth Domain
U.S. Marine Corps by Kaitlin Kelly

Weaponizing 3-D printers: Cyberattacks could turn battlefield tech into threats | Fifth Domain

Realtime 3-D printing has moved beyond trendy trinkets and has moved into businesses, homes and even the battlefield. Now that military branches have created and tested 3-D printed weapons, Navy submarine-like vessels and even MREs, the conversation around additive manufacturing in the military has turned to securing those assets from cyberattacks.

For years, the biggest challenge within 3-D printing for the military was getting the technology to work in remote locations. Today, 3-D printing can be used to replace parts, create weapons and more — and sometimes by using material found or purchased locally.

Source: Weaponizing 3-D Printers: Cyberattacks could turn battlefield tech into Threats | Fifth Domain