Step Away from the Machine!
Just when we thought we had enough stuff to worry about, comes a warning from the National Institute of Standards and Technology that certain types of 3-D printers could be at risk from hackers, and that some of the fine metal powders used in the printers could overheat, posing a danger to machinery, buildings or employees. The agency has issued draft guidelines for avoiding 3-D printer breaches.
According to an OSHA press release, a Massachusetts printing company was fined earlier this year following an explosion that injured an employee.
I don’t know about you, but that’s REALLY made my Monday!