Renishaw and Identify3D are collaborating to offer an end-to-end, secure digital manufacturing process. Identify3D will provide data protection coupled with contractual and manufacturing licensing from design to production on Renishaw AM systems. By choosing to secure all digital data in the engineering phase, the technology enables users of Renishaw systems to protect their digital intellectual property (IP), enforce production rules, and provide traceability in the digital supply chain at the industry’s highest standard.
"Renishaw understands how important it is to have an efficient and reliable control of data flow all the way to its machines,” says Stephan Thomas, chief strategy officer at Identify3D. “We are pleased that Renishaw, one of the world's leading engineering and scientific technology companies, has selected Identify3D as a strategic partner to provide such a solution to the marketplace – from design to distribution and production.”
Marc Saunders, Director of Global Solutions Centres at Renishaw, commented, “Industrializing additive manufacturing requires that we manage and control a complex chain of processes to deliver consistent, traceable, and qualified parts. Secure transmission and controlled use of digital IP is critical to enable agile Industry 4.0 supply chains. We believe that Identify3D brings a strong and necessary solution that will increase these controls, minimizing variation to improve and protect AM production quality.”
Renishaw and Identify3D’s collaboration will enable sectors such as medical devices, aerospace, automotive, and defense to accelerate their adoption of additive manufacturing (AM), enabling secure, distributed manufacturing across their supply chains.
The two companies are currently working together on pilot projects for several manufacturing customers.