SLM Solutions and Identify3D Cooperate to Develop End-to-End Integrity for Additive Manufacturing in the Digital Supply Chain(PresseBox) (Lübeck, )
Identify3D software includes modules to protect, manage, enforce and trace data between design and creation on SLM Solutions’ machines. To defend from counterfeit procedures and the loss of intellectual property, data is secured in encrypted files offering the owner traceability of their designs as well as the transparency to know who is utilizing the file. Qualified processes are locked to limit operator error and ensure compliance, repeatability and quality control.
“Identify3D software integrates into users’ current workflows but offers a new level of process security,” stated Stephan Thomas, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Identify3D. “Manufacturers can implement different strategies to limit the number of times a part can be printed, set an expiration date on the design and automatically delete files from machines after a build. Validity checks allow an audit of their design throughout the selective laser melting process.”
“SLM Solutions recognizes the trend as additive transforms manufacturing into a digital workflow,” said Dr. Gereon W. Heinemann, CTO of SLM Solutions Group AG. “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 Inc. de-risks digital manufacturing with a suite of solutions that protects the confidentiality and integrity of data throughout the digital manufacturing thread. Identify3D provides intellectual property protection, manufacturing repeatability and traceability — from initial design through to finished product. Identify3D delivers greater control over the digital manufacturing process, and ensures the integrity and authenticity of digital information across complex supply chains. The company is privately held and based in San Francisco. For more information, visit www.identify3d.com