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The new program enables integration of Stratasys 3D printers in production environments with the factory floor via the GrabCAD® Software Development Kit (SDK) in order to establish two-way connectivity between Stratasys FDM® 3D printers and enterprise software applications, such as the Identify3D technology suite which provide security, usage control, and traceability of design and manufacturing Read More
Swedish software company Interspectral has announced the release of its visualization software package, AM Explorer, to the broader metal additive manufacturing market. AM Explorer was initially developed for Siemens Energy, enabling the firm to explore, monitor, and analyze data from its metal 3D printing processes. Now, Interspectral is rolling out the software to others in the market Read More
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AM offers many benefits to the supply chain. With those benefits comes risk. "Siemens has tapped the Identity3D digital rights management capabilities to deliver IP protection and to aid in manufacturing repeatability and traceability as part of its Additive Manufacturing Network platform and AM software suite." Read about the risks and what some researchers and vendors Read More
Joe Inkenbrandt dropped by the MCADCafé to chat with Sanjay Gangal. Some of what they discussed:How Identify3D got startedThe problems that Identify3D solves for manufacturersHow the Identify3D cybersecurity system worksThe primary benefits of using Identify3DSome real-world applicationsWatch the MCAD CAFE interview.
Modern manufacturing is driven by digital data that must be secured. The transition from the classic engineer–manufacture–distribute model to the Industry 4.0 model of engineer–distribute–manufacture means that manufacturing and IT teams must address the implications of digital IP information flowing across engineering, distribution, manufacturing, and logistics/tracking.Is blockchain the solution?Applications for blockchain technology have exploded: from Read More
Along with the many benefits Additive Manufacturing brings to design, production and supply chain processes, risks related to its digital nature should be closely examined. Read the full story on on Thomasnet from our co-founder Stephan Thomas. Additive manufacturing (AM) has transformed the manufacturing industry by fundamentally changing how manufacturers across all sectors design, manufacture, distribute, and maintain Read More
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This article was originally published In digital engineering3D Printing PermissionsComing soon to an additive manufacturing shop near you: digital rights management for 3D printingby Kip HansonOK, I admit it: I once ripped my entire “Star Wars” DVD collection so I could watch it on my iPad. There was a long flight coming up and a Read More
1/23/19 -  Many new technologies are introduced to the world with untold hype and fail to live up to their promise, both in terms of promised improvements and user adoption. This has not been the case for AM.  As an industry, Wohlers Associates calculated that it has appreciated 21% in 2018 to a market value of Read More