AM company partners with digital supply chain firm

Additive manufacturing company and software firm for the digital supply chain announce end-to-end collaboration.

Renishaw and Identify3D, a leader in software for the digital supply chain, have announced a collaboration – image courtesy of Renishaw

Renishaw, a leader in metrology and additive manufacturing technologies and Identify3D, a leader in software for the digital supply chain, have announced a collaboration 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 at the industry’s highest standard.

Marc Saunders, director of global Centres at Renishaw, commented: “Industrialising additive manufacturing requires that we manage and control a complex chain of processes to deliver consistent, traceable and qualified parts.

“Secure transmission and controlled use of digital IP is critical to enable agile Industry 4.0 supply chains.

“We believe that Identify3D brings a strong and necessary solution that will increase these controls, minimising variation to improve and protect AM production quality.”

The two companies are currently working together on pilot projects for several manufacturing customers.

The collaboration will enable sectors such as aerospace, automotive, defence and medical devices to accelerate their adoption of AM, enabling secure, distributed manufacturing across their supply chains.

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