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Additive Manufacturing Technology and Safety Risk October 4, 2019

Additive Manufacturing Technology has radically changed the way of production that has existed since the Industrial Revolution, creating space for security risks that did not exist before. This technology-enabled uncontrolled production of defence products.

In 2013, US President Barack Obama said ”it has the potential to revolutionize the way we produce almost everything” about the Additive Manufacturing method, which is regarded as one of the most remarkable developments after the Industrial Revolution, or three-dimensional printer technology with its commonly known name. (The White House, 2013). Additive manufacturing technology is the production of designs prepared with three-dimensional design software or models created with three-dimensional scanners by placing the materials on top of each other. Additive manufacturing: A combination of hardware, software and chemistry.

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