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Identify3D updates software suite for secure distributed manufacturing

The company is also highlighting a number of expanded partnerships

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Digital supply chain software company Identify3D is introducing its latest suite of software solutions to enable manufacturers to facilitate additive manufacturing and decentralize manufacturing models. The software update addresses intellectual property protection, manufacturing repeatability and traceability in order to secure the digital manufacturing process from ever-evolving security threats.

The software suite includes Identify3D Protect, Identify3D Manage and Identify3D Enforce applications, which together offer a comprehensive and encompassing solution for protecting the digital supply chain.

Protect, Manage, Enforce

Identify3D Protect is designed to create a secure container for industrial designers that encrypts build files and ties them to business and production licensing rules. The updates to this application include a cloud-based encryption service (an as alternative to the standalone desktop application), which provides greater flexibility and faster workflow integration.

Identify3D software suite

The Identify3D Manage application, for its part, enables the secure distribution of digital assets. The Spring 2019 update includes new authorization control via Auth0 for single sign-on support and the ability to access controls defined by system roles and privileges. Identify3D Manage also now offers multi-language support.

Finally, Identify3D Enforce provides tools to authenticate and decrypt the secure container and enforce the business and production rules throughout manufacturing. Thanks to the update, the tool now leverages the cloud-based Gemalto SafeNet Data Protection On Demand eToken and comes with Intel SGX support for enhanced security.

Joe Inkenbrandt, Co-Founder and CEO of Identify3D, commented on the updated software, saying: “With this update, we’re making it even easier for manufacturers to integrate standardization and protection into their digital workflow—across different countries and in conjunction with a wide variety of design and manufacturing systems.”

Identify3D software suite

Manufacturing partnerships

In addition to showcasing its new software suite, Identify3D will also be highlighting a number of industry partnerships this week at RAPID + TCT. At SLM Solutions, for instance, Identify3D’s software is integrated into the metal AM company’s workflows to enable manufacturers to control the number of times a part can be printed, enforce an expiration date for a given design, constrain printing parameters and automatically delete files after a print. The software also allows for validity checks which establish an audit trail from design to production.

UK-based Renishaw is another company that has worked with Identify3D and now the companies are expanding their collaboration to further enable manufacturers to distribute the production of spare parts for localized, on-demand production. Identify3D’s software can be integrated into Renishaw’s additive systems using a secure data package that defines machine parameters for ensuring repeatability.

Lastly, Identify3D is highlighting its ongoing partnership with Siemens PLM through which it integrates its digital supply chain tools into the latter’s PLM products. Tomorrow, the Identify3D and Siemens Gas and Power will present on how secure distributed spare parts are enhancing power generation applications.

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Tess Boissonneault

Tess Boissonneault is a Montreal-based content writer and editor with five years of experience covering the additive manufacturing world. She has a particular interest in amplifying the voices of women working within the industry and is an avid follower of the ever-evolving AM sector. Tess holds a master's degree in Media Studies from the University of Amsterdam.

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