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SLM Solutions, a German metal 3D printer manufacturer, has announced that it will integrate the digital security platform of San Francisco-based Identify3D into its workflow. The partnership is an effort to protect intellectual property (IP) in additive manufacturing.
CTO of SLM Solutions Dr. Gereon Heinemann, said, “SLM Solutions recognizes the trend as additive transforms manufacturing into a digital workflow.”
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“BY WORKING TOGETHER WITH IDENTIFY3D, WE AIM TO OFFER USERS NOT ONLY ROBUST MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS, BUT A STRATEGY TO INTEGRATE BOTH SECURITY AND TRACEABILITY WHICH ARE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS TO PRODUCTION MANUFACTURING PROCESSES.”
Identify3D can encrypt CAD files to protect from theft and unauthorized use. Image via Identify3D.
Applications - Printing - Protection - Property - Concern
As the applications of 3D printing has widened, protection of intellectual property has become a greater concern. This issue is also among the reasons some companies develop in-house prototyping facilities. Recently, the UK Intellectual Property Office participated in the IP in 3D printing debate.
Founded in 2014, Identify3D aims to protect IP in 3D printing by encrypting the digital supply chain. The company is partners with several leading enterprises including 3YOURMIND, Renishaw, Siemens, and America Makes.
Identify3D - Security - Platform - Files - Process
Identify3D’s security platform protects digital files in a three-step process. With the help of Identify3D’s digital security platform AM companies can encrypt their original 3D files with design and manufacturing rules. Such parameters include constraints on machine and materials to be used, and printing...
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