At the outset, Identify3D’s solution allows designers to create a secure container in which they store any type of geometric, build files and assign its associated contractual and manufacturing licensing rights. While contractual licensing authorized users to produce a certain number of parts for a given period of time, manufacturing licensing allows them to decide which equipment and resources should be used via manufacturing rights. Based on these licensing rights, only the selected entity having the authorization can gain access to the secure container for producing the part.
Identify3D’s supply chain platform incorporates several key components, Protect, Manage, Enforce, and Trace. Identify3D Protect capacitates industrial designers to encrypt files and merge them with business and production rules. The encrypted container stocks all the required files including computer-aided design (CAD), .stl, build files, etc.
With our ‘secure container’ approach, users can send digital files to multiple machines simultaneously enabling decentralized manufacturing processes
Identify3D has partnered with some major players in the digital supply chain by integrating its technologies into their products. Currently, the firm’s software is integrated with SINUMERIK, Siemens’ CNC controller while collaborating with companies such as SAP, Materialise, EOS, and Renishaw. These integrations will be demonstrated at both RAPID and Hannover Messe in April. With effective collaborations in place, Identify3D’s end-to-end solution works for both additive and subtractive manufacturing and will ultimately enable decentralized manufacturing.
Identify3D has helped several companies to overcome the security and access control challenges in the manufacturing industry. For instance, one of their clients wanted to send their machinery to their customer’s location so that the customer can manufacture products on location and on demand. The challenge for the client was to protect the IP stored in the machinery from unauthorized access. By utilizing Identify3D’s technology, the client is able to provide customer access to the machinery while still maintaining control of the data stored in that machinery.
Identify3D is focused on exploring use cases in a number of industries such as aerospace and defense, energy, medical devices, and the automotive industry. “We will continue integrating with new software platforms and machine manufacturers to deliver all the necessary tools for our customers,” says Thomas.