Renishaw, which is involved with metrology and additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, and Identify3D said they are collaborating to offer an end-to-end, secure digital manufacturing process.
Identify3D will provide data protection coupled with contractual and manufacturing licensing from design to production on Renishaw AM systems. By choosing to secure all digital data in the engineering phase, the technology enables users of Renishaw systems to protect their digital intellectual property (IP), enforce production rules and provide traceability in the digital supply chain.
“Renishaw understands how important it is to have an efficient and reliable control of data flow all the way to its machines,” Stephan Thomas, chief strategy officer at Identify3D, said in a statement.
“Secure transmission and controlled use of digital IP is critical to enable agile Industry 4.0 supply chains,” Marc Saunders, director of Global Solutions Centres at Renishaw, said in the statement.
The two companies said they are currently working together on pilot projects for several manufacturing customers.