Siemens and Identify3D Partner to Create Industry Standard for Securing Digital Manufacturing

Today, Identify3D, a software provider for digital manufacturing security and traceability, announced its partnership with global technology leader Siemens to advance their Digital Factory. Identify3D will integrate its technology with Siemens’ Sinumerik computer-numerical control (CNC) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software. These integrations will be demonstrated on-site at the EMO conference in Hannover Germany, September 2017, and will be available to Siemens clients in December.

Identify3D empowers digital manufacturers to securely take advantage of the benefits of digital manufacturing through encrypted product data, certified authentication of users and machines, and timed expiration of all digital part designs. Creating a Digital Twin in the engineering phase, the technology enables manufacturers to secure digital IP at the industry’s highest standard.

“Siemens understands the importance of creating an efficient and reliable digital supply chain and is creating the industry standard for the Digital Factory. We are excited to be the strategic partner chosen by Siemens to ensure a secure and repeatable digital manufacturing process,” said Stephan Thomas, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Identify3D.

“Identify3D provides design protection, quality assurance, and secure data distribution for digital manufacturing. They are experts in data distribution and digital rights management ensuring security and integrity of data along the complete manufacturing value chain – from design to the final product,” said Uwe Ruttkamp, Head of Business Segment Machine Tools Systems at Siemens. “Security and digital rights management will gain more and more importance in various industries.”

Benefits of this software integration

Siemens’ Digital Factory Division provides a comprehensive portfolio of hardware and software to help customers achieve flexible and efficient manufacturing processes with the ultimate goal of a complete digital representation of the entire physical value chain. Through this integration, Identify3D will enable Siemens customers to secure their intellectual property, ensure that products are produced according to defined engineering requirements, and provide full traceability of manufactured parts. A company’s design data can be protected by limiting the number of parts to be manufactured, and repeatability achieved by specifying on which machine, with which parameters, or with which materials the part is produced. Data captured throughout this process can provide traceability for in-depth analytics and reporting.

About Siemens AG 
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2016, which ended on September 30, 2016, Siemens generated revenue of €79.6 billion and net income of €5.6 billion. At the end of September 2016, the company had around 351,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at

About Identify3D 
Identify3D is a leader in software for digital manufacturing ensuring the security and integrity of intellectual property along the digital thread. Identify3D provides consistency and repeatability through the digital supply chain delivering quality assurance from design to finished product. Ultimately, Identify3D helps engineers make better decisions using in-depth analytics and reporting to enable innovation, optimization and scalability across disparate digital production platforms. For more information, visit


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