Nanyang Technological University (NTU)’s innovation and enterprise company, NTUitive has formed a 3D-printing joint venture with ISF Incubator, the technology-focused start-up accelerator arm of the global invention and investment business Intellectual Ventures.
The Secur3DP+ joint venture will make additive manufacturing a viable option for more companies around the world, by creating a global 3D-printing network connecting companies with vetted service providers.
Its system is built on a proprietary blockchain solution for transaction security, quality assurance, and intellectual property (IP) protection.
The blockchain-based transaction platform simplifies decentralized manufacturing by managing vendor compliance, file transfer, payment, and fulfillment.
Secur3DP+ validates and authorizes all projects to ensure that the right products are created and delivered in the most cost-effective way.
Secur3DP+ has acquired certain patents and patent applications related to 3D printing and embedded identifiers and has access to NTU’s expertise in 3D printing and blockchain.
To achieve true distributed manufacturing, companies will need secure workflow solutions, such as Secur3DP+, to protect their brand and intellectual property from counterfeiters.