Microsoft Researchers Introduce Technology For An Internet Of Things In 3D Printing – Forbes

As the Internet of Things or IoT becomes popular in mainstream consciousness, connected objects and devices are the holy grail for most companies and researchers. Researchers at Microsoft MSFT -0.15% may have taken the first step in building an IoT ecosystem for 3D printing.

At this year’s SIGGRAPH conference for computer graphics and interactive machinery in Anaheim, California, Lead researcher Andy Wilson and his associate Karl Willis presented a paper that proposed a technique to embed information into objects during the digital fabrication process. The project – called InfraStructs – “pioneers techniques for reading unique identifiers embedded within 3D printed objects.”

via Microsoft Researchers Introduce Technology For An Internet Of Things In 3D Printing – Forbes.