Identify3D, a software provider for digital manufacturing security, quality and traceability, announced its collaboration with SLM Solutions Group AG (“SLM Solutions”), a leading supplier of metal-based additive manufacturing technology.
Identify3D will provide a solution for data protection coupled with contractual and manufacturing licensing from design to production on SLM Solutions’ selective laser melting machines. By securing all digital data in the engineering phase, the technology enables SLM Solutions to secure digital IP, enforce production rules and provide traceability in the digital supply chain at the industry’s highest standard.
“We are very happy about our collaboration with SLM Solutions as the technological leader in metal-based additive manufacturing and the delivery of this proof of concept is a key step to enable decentralized manufacturing, one of the key element of Industry 4.0,” says Stephan Thomas, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Identify3D.
This collaboration will enable industries to accelerate their adoption of Additive Manufacturing to deliver much needed solutions to disrupt existing supply chains of the aerospace, transportation, tooling, energy and healthcare industries.
Henner Schöneborn, member of the Management Board of SLM Solutions Group AG: “We are really looking forward to develop a long-term collaboration with Identify3D since they can bring a key technology necessary to spread the benefits of our Industry 4.0 initiatives and solutions. With the solutions of Identify3D we can offer our customers a secure way to manufacture from digital design according to very specific manufacturing requirements at machine level. This is much needed to accelerate the adoption of Additive Manufacturing for serial production of end parts.”
Benefits of this software integration
Through its integration of Identify3D EnforceTM with SLM’s MCS machine control software, the Proof of Concept ensures secure parts delivery to SLM 125, SLM 280, SLM 500, and SLM 800 additive machines with control over quantities to be produced, over a defined period of time with selected parameters.
The solution will be presented at both Hannover Messe in Germany and Rapid in the US in April 2018. Identify3D and SLM Solutions are currently in advanced talks regarding a further integration of Identify3D-Solutions into the product portfolio of SLM Solutions.