Authentise Teams Up with Autodesk To Enable Seamless Additive Workflow

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Autodesk and Authentise collaborate to deliver integrated workflow for Additive Manufacturing for companies such as Danfoss.

Philadelphia, 6 November 2018 – Authentise (www.authentise.com), the leader in data-driven workflow tools for additive manufacturing, today announced it is collaborating with Autodesk (www.autodesk.com) to release an integration that makes seamless use of Autodesk’s Netfabb software with Authentise’s additive workflow management tools possible.

As part of the integration, users of Authentise products can now load geometries directly into Netfabb with a single press of a button, using Autodesk’s cloud-based Forge developer platform. Saving files edited in Netfabb back into Authentise is equally simple, so that a seamless additive workflow from quoting to CAD editing, version control, scheduling, and real-time, data-driven monitoring is now possible. The integration is available to those customers, such as Danfoss, who subscribe to both Authentise’s Additive Accelerator and any version of Autodesk Netfabb.

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“We are pleased to hear that Authentise and Autodesk are collaborating to create a seamless, integrated additive workflow,” says Werner Stapela, Global Head of Additive Design & Manufacturing at Danfoss. “To date, additive manufacturing workflows have included dozens of steps with many unconnected tools. That is not scalable. To address this, we prefer integrating a variety of solutions as it enables choice and competition.”

“We are delighted to work with Authentise to connect the additive production workflow from start to finish,” says Robert Yancey, Director for Manufacturing and Production Industry Strategy at Autodesk. “Together, we will not only ensure cohesive user experiences but work to connect production feedback directly with the design, and vice versa. We also expect to work with Authentise to automate the additive process even further by embedding our features at key points of the production journey. With these integrations, we are taking yet another step towards industrializing additive manufacturing and making the most of its natural data advantage.”

“Our experience with Danfoss and other customers has highlighted the fragmented process for additive as a real concern,” says Andre Wegner, CEO of Authentise. “At the same time, engineers worry that if their tools all come from the same company, they won’t get access to the best possible solutions. With this integration we have proven you can have your cake and eat it too – use the best tools for the job in a completely seamless workflow. While we have proven our open approach with third-party algorithm integrations in the past, this is the first time we are working to craft a joint customer journey. We are proud to be doing so with Autodesk.”

 

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Autodesk and Authentise will be demonstrating their integration at Formnext, Nov 13-16, 2018, in Frankfurt. To meet us there, please select a time here: https://calendly.com/authentise

Authentise delivers data-driven process automation software for the additive industry. It’s two products include the Additive Accelerator, a workflow management engine connected to additive machine data, and 3Diax, a platform of additive manufacturing related software modules. These tools now help some of the most exciting companies involved in additive R&D, prototyping and production to reduce effort and cost, improve traceability and transparency and deliver quality. Authentise was founded 2012 at Singularity University in California.

Danfoss engineers advanced technologies that enable us to build a better, smarter and more efficient tomorrow. In the world’s growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in our homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems and integrated renewable energy. Our solutions are used in areas such as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control and mobile machinery. Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933 and today Danfoss holds market-leading positions, employing 27,000 and serving customers in more than 100 countries. We are privately held by the founding family. Read more about us at www.danfoss.com.

Authentise Now Leader in Additive Manufacturing Data Connectivity

Data being used to reduce cost and scale additive manufacturing to production

 

Sandy, UT; 14 Nov 2017 – Authentise, a leader in process automation software for additive manufacturing, today announced that it has connected to and receives data from more additive manufacturing device types than any other software developers.

Authentise has worked with a number of additive manufacturing equipment providers, such as EOS or the recently announced partnership with SLM, to connect their devices to the Authentise 3Diax platform and Manufacturing Execution System (MES). Data can now be received from ARCAM, 3D Systems, EOS, SLM, Stratasys, and HP additive manufacturing devices, among others, with more to come.

The information provided by them is used to automate actions through Authentise MES. Examples of these actions include automatic order updates, in-depth traceability report creation or the training of machine learning models that can, for example, improve the accuracy of cost, time and maintenance
estimates. This reduces cost, improves reliability and increases output.

The machine data is also available independently through the Machine Analytics Module of the Authentise 3Diax platform. The Module allows users of additive manufacturing technology to create and use their own additive manufacturing automation workflows or to tie the data back into existing IT systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tools. Machine and software suppliers may also use the Machine Analytics Module to create and distribute their own Industry 4.0 solutions.

“In many ways additive manufacturing is not taking advantage of its digital opportunity” says Andre Wegner, CEO of Authentise. “We’re the first to use data to really scale up and take cost out of the process. In doing so we’re also providing a test bed for all of digital manufacturing as we’re going beyond predictive maintenance and analytics to enable immediate automation based on data. That drives nearly immediate return on investment of our customers.”

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To find out more about the 3Diax modules, please visit www.authentise.com/modules.html

About Authentise: Authentise delivers software that enables the production-scale deployment of additive manufacturing. Its landmark products include the 3Diax modular platform as well as the Authentise Manufacturing Execution System. These tools use device data to solve discrete automation challenges and provide an avenue to fully automated order execution and tracking in additive manufacturing, reducing Total Cost of Ownership and speeding up product delivery. The company was founded in Silicon Valley in 2012 and has been covered by Bloomberg, the BBC, Wired, and others.

Find out more at www.authentise.com and follow on Twitter @authentise.

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Contact:
Andre Wegner
+16506918615
info@authentise.com

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SLM Solutions: Cooperation agreement signed with Authentise Inc.

  • Cooperation aims to integrate real-time production data from SLM Solutions machines into Authentise’s 3Diax software platform
  • Integration enables SLM Solutions customers to evaluate real-time production data to automate process flows
  • Capability to analyze real-time production data especially important in series manufacturing

 

Lübeck, 09 November 2017 – SLM Solutions Group AG (“SLM Solutions”), a leading supplier of metal-based additive manufacturing technology, has recently signed a cooperation agreement with Authentise Inc. (“Authentise”). Authentise is a leading US-based provider of software to automate additive manufacturing processes. Software developed by Authentise helps SLM Solutions customers expand additive manufacturing capacities through greater efficiency, transparency and quality in deploying SLM machines.

Henner Schöne4582_schoeneborn.0041born, member of the Management Board of SLM Solutions Group AG: “We’re very pleased with this partnership with Authentise, as it represents an expansion of our existing Industry 4.0 initiatives and solutions. This collaboration enables our customers to access real-time production data from SLM machines – a capability that’s enormously important especially for customers that deploy our machines for series manufacturing of components. With this partnership, we’re taking an important step towards the fully automated processing of orders on our machines. Authentise supplements our Additive Hub design software that we developed in-house.”

 

07c513d9-834b-4970-a537-59593dc316d7Andre Wegner, Authentise CEO, adds: “This partnership with SLM is an important step to completing the digital thread in additive manufacturing. The direct data access to SLM machines that has now been enabled can be combined with other functionalities of our 3Diax software modules to automate manual tasks. It is possible, for example, to automatically update an order status, or generate documentation that enables finished components to be traced back to source. Our 3Diax platform utilizes data in the sense of a self-learning system. The partnership also makes it easier to integrate SLM machines into SLM Solutions’ customers’ IT systems, and facilitates the transparent analysis of production data through the 3Diax Machine Analytics module. The partnership with SLM Solutions  – a leading supplier of metal-based additive manufacturing technology – is so important because  together can we expand the use of additive manufacturing machines in series production.”

About the companies:

SLM Solutions Group AG

Lübeck-based SLM Solutions Group AG is a leading provider of metal-based additive manufacturing technology. The company’s shares are traded in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The stock has been listed in the TecDAX index since March 21, 2016. SLM Solutions focuses on the development, assembly and sale of machines and integrated system solutions in the field of selective laser melting. SLM Solutions currently employs over 360 members of staff in Germany, the USA, Singapore, Russia, India and China. The products are utilised worldwide by customers in particular from the aerospace, energy, healthcare and automotive industries.  

Authentise Inc.

Authentise Inc. offers software solutions facilitating the deployment of additive manufacturing in production environments. The solutions it offers include the 3Diax Modular Platform as well as the Authentise Manufacturing Execution System (MES). The MES utilizes data from additive manufacturing machines to resolve automation challenges, creating a path to fully automated order processing and tracking. 3Diax modules also provide the flexibility to easily adapt such automation to existing work processes and integrate it into already existent IT systems. The software products enable total production costs to be reduced and customers’ product launch times to be accelerated. Authentise Inc. was founded in 2012 in Silicon Valley and is also represented in Europe.

 

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E-Mail: griessmann@cometis.de

ProtoTech Solutions and Authentise Enable Automatic Watermarks For 3D Printing

New 3Diax Module to help drive additive manufacturing to production scale.

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Sandy, UT and Pune, India; Oct 31 2017 – Authentise, a leader in process automation software for additive manufacturing, today announced that it has partnered with ProtoTech Solutions, a niche software development company in the CAD/CAM/CAE, 3D visualization and data interoperability domain, to help 3Diax customers automatically embed watermarks such as serial numbers into digital designs.

As part of the agreement, ProtoTech will exclusively offer its watermarking technology through the 3Diax platform and Authentise will market the technology as the 3Diax Watermarking Module. The Module enables serial numbers, barcodes or other identifiers to be embedded at any point in the geometry – on the part, in the support structures, on an attached tag, and even below the surface so that it can only be detected by X-Ray or similar technologies. This enables more efficient and reliable tracking and sorting of parts within factories. It also has the potential to significantly speed up supply chain and reduce the number of counterfeit parts in circulation.

The combination with other 3Diax modules, such as the geometric search module, makes the tool even more powerful. As a result, geometries could be marked even if they are not identical by identifying the similarity of incoming objects to existing templates.

337f81e“We understand geometries and what it takes to change them on the fly” says Varun Bhartiya, Partner at ProtoTech Solutions. “The 3Diax infrastructure is the best way for subject matter experts like us to contribute to badly needed workflow automation in the additive manufacturing sector. Using AM’s unique ability to make differentiated designs at no additional cost our modules can be used to eliminate costly secondary processes such as laser-engraving. This is the first step in our partnership with Authentise to make additive manufacturing more efficient and turn it into a production alternative.”

07c513d9-834b-4970-a537-59593dc316d7“As all Modules on the 3Diax platform, Watermarking works ‘behind-the- hood’”, says Andre Wegner, CEO of Authentise. “This means the actions happen automatically, without the need for manual operator interactions, which saves our clients time and enables them to scale. The modular structure of the platform and the API access also enables us to integrate this module with others, or directly into corporate IT systems. We’re delighted to work with CAD software professionals such as ProtoTech to extend the platform”

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To find out more about the 3Diax modules, please visit www.authentise.com/modules.html

About ProtoTech Solutions: ProtoTech Solutions is a niche software development services provider in the domain of CAD/CAM/CAE, 3D visualization and data interoperability. The company was found in 2005 and have been helping global organizations achieve their time-to- market and business goals by developing 3D custom applications, CAD Plugins, 3D Mobile apps, 3D web apps, 3D PDF exporters, file exporters/importers, and host of mission-critical engineering application projects.

Find out more at www.prototechsolutions.com and follow on Twitter @ProtoTechSoln.
About Authentise: Authentise delivers software that enables the production-scale deployment of additive manufacturing. Its landmark products include the 3Diax modular platform as well as the Authentise Manufacturing Execution System. These tools use device data to solve discrete automation challenges and provide an avenue to fully automated order execution and tracking in additive manufacturing, reducing Total Cost of Ownership and speeding up product delivery. The company was founded in Silicon Valley in 2012 and has been covered by Bloomberg, the BBC, Wired, and others.

Find out more at www.authentise.com and follow on Twitter @authentise.

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Contact:

Andre Wegner
+16506918615
info@authentise.com

Siemens PLM Software and Authentise Partner to Make Geometric Search More Accessible

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Siemens’ Geolus Search now embedded in Authentise platform

Salt Lake City, UT; 15 August 2017 – Authentise, a leader in process automation software for additive manufacturing, today announced a distribution partnership with Siemens PLM Software, a leading global provider of PLM software, to make shape search technology more broadly available to the digital manufacturing industry. This partnership embeds Siemens PLM’s shape search technology, Geolus Search, in Authentise’s 3Diax, the API platform for additive manufacturing. The resulting module makes shape search easy to implement in custom, integrated workflows that stretch across the digital thread from design to production. These workflows benefit because knowledge associated with historical designs, such as previous production notes, material choices or intellectual property rights, can be identified based on the geometry, not keywords.

Specifically, the 3Diax Module featuring Geolus® software:

  • helps to determine candidate designs for additive manufacturing and to recognise those designs that share similar compensation models and parameters, saving valuable time in the design process;
  • allows the customer to identify similar designs to highly classified internal ones in order to share externally for quotes or review to enable more transparency and communication; and,
  • safeguards companies from breaching intellectual property regulations by scanning any parts against blacklists.

 

“We are delighted to be working with Siemens to extend our offering,” says Andre Wegner, CEO of Authentise. “We partner with a variety of companies to increase both the breadth and depth of modules on 3Diax. It is great to see that even more established players see an opportunity in working with 3Diax to give those customers pursuing advanced process automation the tools in the format they need.”
“Siemens PLM Software is committed to creating partnerships that enhance the experience of end-users. We are pleased to partner with Authentise to provide integrated solutions that can improve the productivity of the digital manufacturing community,” says Evan Knuttila, Vice President Global Sales – PLM Components, Siemens PLM Software.

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To find out more about the 3Diax modules, please visit www.authentise.com/modules.html

About Authentise:
Authentise delivers software that enables the production-scale deployment of additive manufacturing. Its landmark products include the 3Diax modular platform as well as the Authentise Manufacturing Execution System. These tools use device data to solve discrete automation challenges and provide an avenue to fully automated order execution and tracking in additive manufacturing, reducing Total Cost of Ownership and speeding up product delivery. The company was founded in Silicon Valley in 2012 and has been covered by Bloomberg, the BBC, Wired, and others. Find out more at www.authentise.com and follow on Twitter @authentise.

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Contact:
Andre Wegner
+16506918615
info@authentise.com

 

Note: Geolus is a trademark or registered trademark of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.

Authentise Announces Intelligent Manufacturing Execution System to Automate Additive Manufacturing Operations

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The first tool to track and manage print orders with automatic status updates from printers.

 Mountain View, CA; 14 Nov 2016 – Authentise (www.authentise.com) today announced the 3Diax Manufacturing Execution System (MES). The software provides all the tools needed to organize modern, scalable additive manufacturing operations. It rests on Authentise 3Diax, the world’s first modular process automation platform for digital manufacturing.

In particular, 3Diax MES relies on Authentise’s recently announced machine analytics module, which makes it possible to receive seamless updates from printers. This foundation allows for an order status to be automatically updated and provide all parts of operations – from sales to printer operators – with real-time information to deliver quality parts efficiently and reliably.

3Diax MES originated as 3Diax deployment for a major corporation, with multiple print locations in different continents. The on-premise deployment option enables them to track their global production status securely from any device, anywhere, while 3Diax APIs make it possible to integrate operational information into existing corporate IT systems such as customer relationship management tools.

“After our Machine Analytics tool, 3Diax MES is further proof that the 3Diax platform enables us to innovate more rapidly than any other software provider in manufacturing today,” says Andre Wegner, CEO of Authentise. “This helps us fulfill our clients vision of integrated, automated, industrialized additive manufacturing operations quickly, and easily adapt it to existing operational workflows.”

3Diax MES relies on further 3Diax modules such as file analytics and quoting to provide metrics and estimated costs of designs. Managing third parties and post processing are among dozens of other features. 3Diax MES can also be extended with further powerful 3Diax modules to enable features such as automatic serialization or insightful metrics on additive manufacturing operations.

“The result is a fully flexible operating system that helps ready additive manufacturing for production-scale deployments,” says Wegner. “Many more tools are required to complete this transition, such as improved material handling and traceability reporting. We are lucky to be working with leaders in the field to design and deliver these solutions.”

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For further information on 3Diax MES, please visit www.authentise.com/3diax/mes.html

About Authentise:

Authentise provides modular process automation solutions to leaders in the additive manufacturing market. Its 3Diax platform builds on patent-pending secure delivery and quality assurance technology to deliver open, flexible APIs to leaders in additive manufacturing, including Fortune 100 companies. Authentise was founded in 2012 and is based in the NASA Research Park campus in Mountain View, CA as well as Salt Lake City, Utah. It has been covered by Bloomberg, the BBC, Wired, and others. For further information on Authentise, please visit www.authentise.com and follow on Twitter @authentise.

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Andre Wegner

+16506918615

info@authentise.com

Authentise Releases 3Diax Machine Analytics – Real-time Status Monitoring for Additive Manufacturing

First tool to automatically monitor active prints and identify Key Performance Indicators is a key step to moving the technology from lab to production.

Mountain View, CA, September 12, 2016 – Building on the success of 3Diax (www.3diax.com), the modular process automation platform helping corporations industrialise additive manufacturing, Authentise has released 3Diax Machine Analytics.

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3Diax Machine Analytics is the first off-the-shelf component of the 3Diax platform. It enables companies to monitor the status of all their additive manufacturing devices simultaneously, regardless of manufacturer. It also displays key statistics such as machine utilization and material usage on a convenient dashboard or Application Programming Interface (API). This gives companies the edge they need to acquire or maintain their lead. Using the system, customers will be able to increase throughput by quickly identifying available devices no matter where they are based, or reduce material waste by detecting inefficient printers or forgotten half-used material caches.

“You can’t improve what you can’t measure”,  says Andre Wegner, CEO of Authentise and Digital Manufacturing faculty at Singularity University. “Manufacturers and service providers who want to drive additive manufacturing to production scale know that they need operational transparency in real-time. 3Diax Machine Analytics provides it, but it’s just a start – using 3Diax’s other modules to build on the data enables measurable efficiency gain.”

A key element of 3Diax Machine Analytics is its extensibility with corporate IT systems, atop Authentise’s open API’s, or other elements of the 3Diax platform. Utilizing production data intelligently can yield more accurate quotes, automatic distribution of prints, or more efficient material inventory management, among other benefits.

“As the industry overcomes hardware, design and material challenges to identify more and more disruptive use cases for additive, the volumes rise exponentially,” continues Andre Wegner. “Current processes and software solutions are just not ready for that. 3Diax provides a modular solution that integrates and augments existing processes to address discrete automation challenges one-by-one rather than ripping and replacing the whole system.”

3Diax Machine Analytics, currently in beta, is available in the cloud or as locally installable solution. Many 3Diax modules (https://3diax.com/modules.html) have already been released publicly.

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ABOUT AUTHENTISE

Authentise provides modular process automation solutions to leaders in the additive manufacturing market. It’s 3Diax platform builds on patent-pending secure delivery and quality assurance technology and is used by several Fortune 100 companies and leaders in additive manufacturing. Authentise was founded in 2012 and  is based at the NASA Research Park campus in Mountain View, CA as well as Sandy, Utah. It has been covered in Bloomberg, the BBC, Wired, and many other news sources. For further information on Authentise please visit www.authentise.com and follow on Twitter @authentise.

 

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Andre Wegner, CEO

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Authentise releases 3DIAX, a secure storage and application platform made for 3D files

Advancing its vision to build tools that empower 3D design and additive manufacturing businesses, Authentise today announced the launch of 3DIAX (www.3diax.com).

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3DIAX offers secure storage with access to dozens of tools developed by Authentise and leading third parties, including rendering, nesting, file fixing, model manipulation, search, toolpath generation and others, as well as full access to Authentise’s Design Streaming and Print Monitoring tools. For some applications it’s the first time they’re available in this format, and the list is constantly growing.

“Our security solutions are already used by leading 3D enabled businesses. Now we’re making it even easier for application developers and corporations to deliver 3D content to manufacturing and beyond by giving them access to all the tools they need in one place,” says Andre Wegner, CEO of Authentise. “We’re excited to be working with leading organizations such as Siemens as well as startups to bring their tools to a broad audience.”

3DIAX represents an exciting opportunity for application developers, who can use the platform to provide access to their solutions to a large audience in an integrated workflow. This allows 3DIAX users to make sure they’re always using best in class tools by lowering switching costs, simply and on a more affordable pay-per-use basis.

“We are very excited about 3DIAX and believe that integrating with the platform will help to create a comprehensive solution to solve several 3D Printing issues including ensuring the printability of 3D content utilizing our healing and repairing system”, says Mo Taslaq, CEO of Makeprintable.

Sunny Ripert, CTO of french 3D printable file sharing platform Cults, says that “Not only is Cults able to get going on releases faster because all the tools we need are under one roof. With Diax, we can also easily switch providers or integrate new services with just one line of code.”

Siemens Expands Frontier Partner Program for Manufacturing­focused Startups to Accelerate Innovations to Market

Founded in 1999 in Berkeley, California, Siemens TTB aims to nurture partnerships with startups to connect thousands of engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs to business opportunities around the globe. TTB is part of the Siemens Corporate Technology unit, which is comprised of some 7,400 of the world’s most talented innovators, scientists, engineers and technical experts from over two dozen countries.

“The Frontier Partner program joins a long line of Siemens Technology to Business programs that partner with startups to add value to our core and future businesses so we can better serve our customers,” said Chenyang Xu, General Manager, Siemens Technology to Business Berkeley. “The startups accepted into this program demonstrate excellence in developing unique and innovative technologies and partnering with Siemens can bring the scale and scope necessary to help their business succeed.”

The Frontier Partner program supports startups in the product development phase. Startups accepted into the pilot receive a year­long development license to a comprehensive suite of Siemens’ PLM software that enables them to develop the new product. Additionally, participants have access to Siemens development mentors and other technology partners who utilize Siemens software.

“Businesses across the globe in industries from autos to aerospace to consumer electronics are constantly striving to get products to market faster and more efficiently,” said Chuck Grindstaff, CEO and President, Siemens PLM Software. “Our PLM software solutions are being utilized today by virtually every segment of the industrial base worldwide, helping to enable the next era of advanced manufacturing. We’re proud to offer our tools to Frontier Partner startups as they work to bring their own manufacturing­focused innovations to market.”

Initial Frontier participants are:

  • Authentise –engineering software to securely stream 3D designs directly to printers.
  • Avante Technology, LLC –providing software that repairs & prepares 3D files for printing.
  • Matterfab –developing a metal 3D printer for industrial use. x MatterMachine –platform enabling scalable bespoke manufacturing.
  • nTopology, Inc. –building software to generate optimized 3D lattice structures.

“We’re delighted to be part of the Siemens Frontier Partner program to bring our secure delivery tools for additive manufacturing to a greater audience,” said Andre Wegner, Founder and CEO of Authentise. “This is just the start of a long partnership to learn and develop products for a distributed manufacturing future together.”

The pilot startups were chosen because they are all focused on solving industrial users’ challenges that are encountered with 3D printing including reliability, scalability, and ease­ of ­use for mass­ scale applications. Now, startups with a focused on robotics will also be able to access the Frontier Partner program.

The expansion of the Frontier Partner program was announced at Bold Bets: Tomorrow’s Industrial Entrepreneurship (And How Everything Will Change) – an event held by The Atlantic at the University of California, Berkeley that focused on the digitalization of infrastructure and how the infusion of entrepreneurship and data will impact industrial manufacturing and software. The event was underwritten by Siemens.

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Home Improvement gets Personal with 3D Printing and Scanning

Lowe’s Innovation Labs, the disruptive innovation hub of Lowe’s Companies, Inc., is introducing in-store and online 3D printing and scanning services to provide homeowners a simple, fun experience designing and producing hard-to-find replacement parts and unique decor items for personal expression throughout their home.

“The home is very personal and 3D printing gives homeowners unprecedented access to build items that reflect their individuality,” said Kyle Nel, executive director of Lowe’s Innovation Labs. “Until now, it’s been hard for the average consumer to benefit from this technology because of the cost and complexity, so we are bringing customers an approachable and affordable customization experience.”

 

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Lowe’s Innovation Labs developed this project in partnership with Authentise, which provides secure distribution tools for 3D printing and helps companies execute 3D innovation through its subsidiary Authentise Services. “Our partnership with Authentise enabled us to rapidly develop 3D solutions in a way that is core to home improvement and positions Lowe’s at the forefront of the digital manufacturing revolution,” Nel said.

Items can be printed in-store in plastic, or ordered in materials ranging from metal to ceramic for shipment direct to the customer. A dedicated 3D print and design specialist will assist customers in the store throughout the process and facilitate the pickup of printed items.

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“3D printing and scanning are changing the way we produce, deliver and interact with objects,” said Andre Wegner, CEO of Authentise. “We are delighted to have helped Lowe’s create a solution that makes these changes relevant to its customers, while building a scalable platform to support future demand.”

The partnership with Authentise is the second initiative developed as a result of Lowe’s Innovation Labs’ relationship with Singularity University and SU Labs, a program that connects corporate innovation teams with startups and other organizations to explore exponentially accelerating technologies and create new sustainable business solutions.