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Sabotaged Propeller due to 3D Printing Hack

Discussion in 'News' started by JaniceTyler, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. JaniceTyler

    JaniceTyler New Member

    Oct 10, 2016
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    I just saw the news here and it was quite a nerve wrecking insight how these particular machines can be sabotaged in the middle of design and production. I can’t imagine having a drone costing $800 to just break in mid-flight. Well the issue goes deeper into production lines that makes used of 3D printing. Imagine if the part under production was a propeller for a real aircraft, then that would have cost lives and destruction of property. Then it becomes all the more important to have these designs secured and keep it in-tact and proper checks should have been done that the design file going to the 3D printer was not modified in any way.
  2. LuvMyTJ

    LuvMyTJ Administrator
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    Dec 16, 2015
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    New York
    No worries, that article is misleading. It should be titled "3D printers can be hacked". There are no 3D printed props that I know of and all consumer drones use injection molded props. So nothing to worry about as it is a non-issue for you & your drone.

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