SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—Identify3D, a provider of software for digital manufacturing security and traceability, recently announced its partnership with Siemens to advance Siemens’ Digital Factory. Identify3D will integrate its technology with Siemens’ Sinumerik computer-numerical control (CNC) and product lifecycle management (PLM) software. These integrations were scheduled for demonstration at the EMO conference in Hannover Germany, in September, and will be available to Siemens clients in December, the company said in a press release.
Identify3D (https://identify3d.com) empowers digital manufacturers to securely take advantage of the benefits of digital manufacturing through encrypted product data, certified authentication of users and machines, and timed expiration of all digital part designs. By creating a digital twin in the engineering phase, the technology enables manufacturers to secure digital IP at the industry’s highest standard, Identify3D said in the press release.
“Siemens understands the importance of creating an efficient and reliable digital supply chain and is creating the industry standard for the Digital Factory,” said Stephan Thomas, co-founder and chief strategy officer at Identify3D, in a statement. “We are excited to be the strategic partner chosen by Siemens to ensure a secure and repeatable digital manufacturing process.”
“Identify3D provides design protection, quality assurance, and secure data distribution for digital manufacturing,” added Uwe Ruttkamp, head of business segment machine tools systems at Siemens. “They are experts in data distribution and digital rights management ensuring security and integrity of data along the complete manufacturing value chain—from design to the final product. Security and digital rights management will gain more and more importance in various industries.”
Siemens’ Digital Factory Division provides a comprehensive portfolio of hardware and software to help customers achieve flexible and efficient manufacturing processes, with the ultimate goal of a complete digital representation of the entire physical value chain. Through this integration, Identify3D will enable Siemens customers to secure their intellectual property, ensure that products are produced according to defined engineering requirements, and provide full traceability of manufactured parts. A company’s design data can be protected by limiting the number of parts to be manufactured, and repeatability achieved by specifying on which machine, with which parameters, or with which materials, the part is produced. Data captured throughout this process can provide traceability for in-depth analytics and reporting.