A Survey of the Additive Manufacturing Cyber Killchain

In terms of IOT devices, 3D printers and other additive manufacturing technologies present a kinetic exploitation vector with the potential to impact a vast number of other systems. As 3D printing finds itself at the bleeding edge of producing replacement parts or manufacturing improvised weapons, the ability to understand this exciting technology’s weaknesses in order to defend our capabilities while degrading the enemy’s is paramount. The abilities of additive manufacturing technologies, the production pipeline from concept to physical parts, and the gaps and surfaces in the respective kill chain will be discussed.