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Bad vibrations: UCI researchers find security breach in 3-D printing process

With findings that could have been taken from the pages of a spy novel, researchers at the University of California, Irvine have demonstrated that they can purloin intellectual property by recording and processing sounds emitted by a 3-D printer.

03/03/2016

Photo: People look at a 3-D printer

A 3-D printer enthralls visitors at UCI's Festival of Discovery last fall. A new UCI study has found that the machines emit sounds, vibrations and other signals that present opportunities for industrial espionage. Steve Zylius/ UCI