Why 3D Printing Needs Secure Streaming

This post was co-published with the Autodesk Spark Blog 

Authentise and Autodesk just announced a strategic partnership, which might have left some of you guessing. Why would Spark, the open platform for 3D printing, partner with Authentise, the leading licensing platform for the industry? Hopefully this post makes things clearer.

There’s been a lot of excitement about 3D printing over the last two years. Media outlets are hungry for new use cases, arriving peu-a-peu, niche by niche every other day. Those stories make for nice coverage. But the excitement is based on more: 3D printing has the promise to disrupt supply chains.
A distributed manufacturing future needs more than niches – it demands designs every part, ever made. Secure streaming can help get us there by reassuring rights holders that engaging with the technology is safe, easy and reliable. This brings a whole new class of content owners to the industry – those who own most of the world’s designs.
 
The massive injection of of high quality data can catapult the industry to new heights. It helps break a vicious cycle that’s currently delaying the industry. Without these designs, we’ll continue to niche by niche, depressing use cases, and as a result printer sales which drive industry revenue and R&D, which leads to reduced use cases again, and as a result less printer sales.
Samir Hanna, VP of Autodesk’s Consumer group, said that, “as 3D printing becomes more widely adopted by both corporations and consumers alike, protecting intellectual property is more important than ever.”
Streaming can be a boon for everybody: It can make printing safer and better at the same time. Certainly that’s what the partnership between Authentise and Autodesk aims to do. We’re delighted to be shaping the 3D printing future together.
 

Authentise Monitor: Cutting-edge computer vision algorithms to detect 3D print failures

We are very excited to tell you that we are releasing a technology critical to address the high failure rate of printers, which can be between 25 to 70% in some cases, according to our partners and users.

The service monitors the print progress using any off-the-shelf webcam combined with Authentise’s cutting-edge computer vision algorithms. If it detects a deviation from the intended build progress, the user is informed by email or text. They can also pause the print remotely and address the failure later, saving time and lost material.

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You can learn more on http://vision.authentise.com.

This is the first time desktop 3D printer users have access to advanced failure analysis systems. We are gathering sign ups on the service website for a private beta. It will be out now in January and reach general distribution in Q1 of 2015.

Authentise and Autodesk Announce Strategic Partnership, Boost Distributed Manufacturing

Partnership Gives Corporations the Tools They Need to Engage in 3D Printing

San Francisco, 30/10/2013 – Authentise, the leading licensing platform for digital manufacturing, and Autodesk Inc., a leader in design software and 3D printing applications, announced a strategic partnership today at the Autodesk Pier 9 Workshop in San Francisco. The companies will integrate features of their respective software, allowing the world’s biggest brands to securely offer their designs for 3D print.

Autodesk has evolved from being a pioneer of design software to a leader in digital manufacturing applications and 3D printing. Earlier this year the company announced their Spark platform that will make 3D printing simpler and more reliable. The platform is the industry’s first open 3D printing platform. By integrating Authentise’s secure streaming technology in the Spark platform, Autodesk can propel its adoption by brands, manufacturers and other design owners concerned about the integrity of their intellectual property.

Authentise optimizes and securely streams designs directly to printers, giving design owners and marketplaces the freedom to distribute their content securely. As physical supply chains turn digital, streaming tools are required to reassure rights holders and unlock the full potential for 3D printing. Authentise’s streaming API is the standard way to address these intellectual property concerns. This partnership cements this claim while simultaneously providing Authentise’s customers with early, integrated access to many of Spark’s tools that make 3D printing more reliable.

“Authentise understands the needs at the frontier of 3D printing thanks to the ground-breaking 3D printing pilots built by its service team for Fortune 100s,” commented Andre Wegner, CEO of Authentise. “The combination of Autodesk’s and Authentise’s tools is a powerful start to addressing these challenges, and we are excited to collaborate on additional development to make distributed manufacturing a global reality.”

“As 3D printing becomes more widely adopted by both corporations and consumers alike, protecting intellectual property is more important than ever,” said Samir Hanna, general manager and vice president, 3D Printing at Autodesk. “Autodesk and Authentise are working together to incorporate IP protection as a standard feature in the 3D printing process.”

 

This got covered in a variety of sources. for instance by 3D Printing Industry. Check out our press page for more info.

Meet us! – Upcoming Events

See our upcoming events here: http://authentise.com/news/events/

We’ve always been around events to tap the pulse of the industry and meet with clients. Recently, we’ve taken a more prominent role in them. Recently we’ve spoken at a GE Ventures at the Field Museum in Chicago while IMTS was going on, at 3D Printing Politics, at Huawei in China, at Singularity University, at Designer of Things, among others.

We’ve not done a terribly good job of keeping you all up to date with future events, or recapping our experiences at them. That’s all about to change. We have a dozen or so events coming up and plan to list them all here: http://authentise.com/news/events/. Maybe we’ll even publish some of our decks etc.

We’ve made a start with the October events, but there’s more to come. So keep on checking back, and let us know if you’re going to be in the area.

Authentise mentioned in the Chicago Tribue

Tracy said manufacturing constraints — once a limit for the aircraft manufacturer — were fading in the face of new materials and the ability to design, analyze and certify parts made from new processes. The tendency of manufacturing to become an information business led Wegner to foresee a day when software — and not engineers — would design the shape of parts whose characteristics were keyed in as guidelines.

Hop on over to the Chicago Tribune to see more. Amazing event hosted by GE Ventures at the outskirts of IMTS in Chicago – honoured to be a part of it.

Guardtime And Authentise Form Partnership For 3D Printing IP & Supply Chain

Palo Alto and Mountain View, CA – – Authentise, the leading provider of authentication services for 3D Printing, and Guardtime, the inventor of Keyless Signature Infrastructure (KSI), have launched a strategic partnership to address 3D Printing marketplace integrity, liability, and security challenges.
This alliance launches 3D Printing assurance services and tools so that CIO’S & CTO’S can be assured their Intellectual Property is protected through distribution and consumption, with the benefits of Guardtime defense-grade enforcement and auditing mechanisms for commercial production. The joint solution offers 3D Printing supplier and distribution integrity, secure 3D management streaming, and continuous monitoring tools, which can assure the quality of digital production data.

Harvard Business Review says 3D printing enables goods to be “manufactured at or close to their point of purchase or consumption.” This is turning manufacturers, retailers and brands into Intellectual Property publishers subject to new technologies and unknown risks. Gartner estimates that by 2018, 3D printing will result in the loss of at least $100 billion per year in IP globally.

Simultaneously this shift is creating new opportunities for corporations looking to reduce lead times and logistics costs, increase flexibility, and secure and authenticate supply chains. Guardtime and Authentise’s strategic partnership will help their customers exploit these opportunities by assisting them to incorporate new production techniques into existing value chains securely.

The suite of solutions offered through the partnership also directly addresses new supply chain authentication and validation requirements for both foreign and domestic militaries by controlling the quality, configuration, and security of design information and IP for 3D printing. Both Guardtime and Authentise together mutually support enhanced integrity, security, and production quality compliance.

Together, these solution thereby reduce the likelihood of, and mitigate the consequences of, unknowingly producing or installing counterfeit components or unauthorized use of IP. With these tools, efficiencies can be realized for component testing and evaluation, including developmental, acceptance and operational testing.

Andre Wegner, CEO of Authentise, comments: “3D Printing is no longer about prototypes. Manufacturing of final components already represent more than 30% of services in the industry and is of growing importance. Now software and services have to follow suit, and IP loss and litigation are a major concern. Through this partnership we are able to provide traditional supply chain actors with end to end security and indemnification that they need to benefit in this new era and stay ahead.”

James Blom, Executive Vice President at Guardtime, says: “Manufacturing and supply chains are rapidly digitising, moving production to the point of purchase and indeed moving similarly the way music and film has done previously. Stakeholders are now facing a digital trading economy and need to adapt with a focus on quality, integrity, and IP rights enforcement. We are privileged to be assisting our government and enterprise sponsors and customers across Europe and Asia in addressing these challenges.”

About Authentise
Authentise builds security and big data applications for 3D printing. Its cloud software is deployed by design owners aiming to profit from the digital manufacturing revolution and the resulting trend to produce objects closer to the point of use. Founded at Singularity University in 2012, the company is based at the NASA Research Park campus in Mountain View, CA. For further information on Authentise please visit www.authentise.com, or follow @authentise on Twitter.

About Guardtime

Guardtime brings transparency and accountability to digital society. Founded in 2007, Guardtime invented Keyless Signature Infrastructure (KSI) – a technology that allows any type of electronic activity to be independently verified using only formal mathematical methods, without the need for trusted administrators or cryptographic keys. Deployed by world governments, KSI provides real-time validation and an independent audit trail for everything that happens in digital society, limiting liability and making it impossible for insiders or sophisticated cyber attackers to manipulate data and cover their tracks. Read more at http://www.guardtime.com.

 

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Streaming Service for 3D Printing to Disrupt Supply Chains

Singularity University Startup Authentise to Launch Streaming Solution for 3D Printable Designs at DEMO Enterprise

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA–(Marketwired – Apr 3, 2014) – Authentise [www.authentise.com] launched the world’s first API to stream 3D print files today at DEMO Enterprise 2014. The API gives owners of digital designs the opportunity to get paid per print without giving customers access to full design files.
Authentise’s 3D Design Stream API enables design owners to stream 3D printable designs directly from their websites. Users are able to set up the print using a website widget, after which Authentise prepares the design for print and streams the underlying commands (or G-code) directly to the printer. Design integrity and intellectual property are fully secured and maintained. Retailers and brands including Fortune 100 companies have already signed on with Authentise to ensure their designs for spare parts, household objects, customized wearables and innovative art can be securely produced anywhere in the world. Authentise’s launch partners include:

 

  • CG Trader [cgtrader.com]
  • Makershop [makershop.co]
  • Pinshape [pinshape.com]

 

“3D Printing has proven that it’s capable of disrupting supply chains,” said Authentise CEO Andre Wegner. “Our streaming tools will accelerate that trend. 80 percent of top designers refuse to release their designs for remote printing and corporations are afraid of another ‘Napster moment.’ Our product reassures design owners, giving their customers access to millions of useful designs and thus opening the gates for global distributed manufacturing.”
Authentise will provide a live demonstration of its 3D Design Stream API on the DEMO Enterprise 2014 stage in the 3D Printing & Wearables category on April 3 and will host live demonstrations today at Booth D18 in the DEMO Enterprise 2014 pavilion.
“After traveling the country and vetting hundreds of companies on the DEMO Tour, we are excited to select Authentise to be one of the 27 companies launching new products solving big problems at DEMO Enterprise,” said Erick Schonfeld, executive producer of DEMO.

ABOUT AUTHENTISE
Authentise builds security and big data applications for 3D printing. Its cloud software is deployed by design owners aiming to profit from the digital manufacturing revolution and the resulting trend to produce objects closer to the point of use. Founded at Singularity University in 2012, the company is based at the NASA Research Park campus in Mountain View, CA. For further information on Authentise please visit, www.authentise.com, or follow on Twitter @authentise.

ABOUT DEMO
Produced by the IDG Enterprise events group, the worldwide DEMO conferences focus on emerging technologies and new products innovations, which are hand selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying cutting edge technologies and helping entrepreneurs secure venture funding and establish critical business. For more information on the DEMO conferences, visit http://www.demo.com/.

All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

 

Andre Wegner, CEO

Authentise Selected as Demonstrator for DEMO Enterprise 2014

Authentise to launch streaming solution in 3D Printing & Wearables category on the DEMO stage

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Authentise today announced it has been selected to demonstrate at DEMO Enterprise 2014, taking place April 3, 2014, at the Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco, California. Authentise will present in the 3D Printing & Wearables category. DEMO is world-renowned for launching the most innovative companies in enterprise, mobile, cloud computing, consumer, and social media technologies.

Authentise will share their technological innovations in a four-minute presentation on the DEMO stage and in the pavilion.

“We are proud to launch our enterprise product at DEMO” said Andre Wegner, CEO of Authentise. “Authentise has gathered much attention for its thought leadership on intellectual property issues in 3D printing, and DEMO is the perfect platform to cement our action leadership. DEMO has once again shown its future-centric roots.”

ABOUT AUTHENTISE:
Authentise builds security and big data applications for 3D printing. Its cloud software is deployed by design owners aiming to profit from the digital manufacturing revolution and the resulting trend to produce objects closer to the point of use. Founded at Singularity University in 2012, the company is based at the NASA Ames campus in Mountain View, CA. For further information on Authentise please visit http://www.authentise.com, or follow @authentise.

ABOUT DEMO:
Produced by the IDG Enterprise events group, the worldwide DEMO conferences focus on emerging technologies and new product innovations, which are hand-selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying cutting-edge technologies and helping entrepreneurs secure venture funding and establish critical business. For more information on the DEMO conferences, visit http://www.demo.com/, or follow @demo.

All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

 

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