After announcing their first collaboration in 2018, Identify3D and SLM Solutions have expanded their cooperation to productize their current joint developments to secure intellectual property in the additive manufacturing process chain. As SLM Solutions looks to the future of metal AM and many of its customers focus on production with selective laser melting machines, the integration of Identify3D will provide a solution for data protection and licensing from design to manufacturing.
Identify3D software includes modules to protect, manage, enforce and trace data between design and creation on SLM Solutions’ machines. To defend from counterfeit procedures and the loss of intellectual property, data is secured in encrypted files offering the owner traceability of their designs as well as the transparency to know who is utilizing the file. Qualified processes are locked to limit operator error and ensure compliance, repeatability and quality control.