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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Recent article on the 3Diax geometric search module

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.

AM’s Symbiotic Relationship with Light Studies (Authentise Weekly News-In-Review – Week 09)

Hi everyone, and welcome to this week’s edition of Authentise News-In-Review!

This week we take a moment to marvel at the wonderfully symbiotic relationship between AM technologies and the study of light, or photonics. AM research is enabling scientists to work with entirely new materials with properties that are offering new ways to interact with nature and study our world. In exchange, our refined knowledge of photonics, empowered by this lengthened list of tools at our disposal, is fueling innovation within AM  technologies, pushing them to work faster, more reliably and accurately than before.

Here’s to light. Let’s dive in.

This Super-Fast 3-D Printer Is Powered by Holograms

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[…] The basic principle here is an established 3D printing technique that uses lasers to cure a light-activated monomer into solid plastic. But unlike other approaches, which scan a laser back and forth to create shapes one layer at a time, this system does it all at once using a 3D light field—in other words, a hologram. It could make 3D printing far faster. The advantage of Daqri’s [a startup that designs and builds augmented-reality devices out of laboratories in San Francisco and in Milton Keynes, U.K.] chip, the company says, is that it can create holograms without the need for complex optics. On a silicon wafer, a tiny grid of tunable crystals is used to control the magnitude and time delay, or phase, of reflected light shined at the surface of the chip from a laser. Software adjusts the crystals to create patterns of interference in the light, resulting in a three-dimensional light field.

Read the full article at Technology Review.

3D printed ceramic “butterfly wings” add color to photonic research

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In a paper published in Nature Communications, physicists demonstrate the ability to reproduce the reflective structure of a butterfly wing through 3D printed gyroids. The discovery was made through the study of photonics – how light moves through space and objects – and has resulted in the patenting of a new material. […] Through a 3D printed gyroid, the researchers at Surrey and San Francisco demonstrate an ability to manipulate the photonic band gap through the shape of their ceramic object.

Read the full article here.

3D printing meets lasers in latest stem cell research

Stem cells can be used to build a brain tumour, which could help us beat it.

New research from Vilnius University in Lithuania combines laser writing and 3D printing to create more efficient micro-structures for the culture of stem cells. With computer aided design, biologists can specify structures that will allow cells to grow in a particular way, i.e. to form the pore-structure of the skin, or the cylindrical tissue of a vein. As to be expected, getting the right shape and form is a delicate process. The research from Vilnius University adds laser precision to such 3D microfabrication.

Read the full article here.

 

As a bonus article, here is our CEO Andre Wegner talking about the cloud, IIoT and the need for IT and OT to communicate.

Authentise CEO Bears Witness to OT, IT Folks Playing Nice in Cloud

 

Analytics is just the beginning of the IoT journey for manufacturers. There are already positive examples of machine control via the cloud. Authentise CEO Andre Wegner delivered that glimmer of hope tonight to more than a handful of people gathered around one of several topic tables at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, the venue chosen to kick off Industry of Things World USA 2017. […] Authentise provides systems “to customers who are comfortable with a managed cloud, as well as those who are deciding to host it on premise,” he said. “We do what the customer wants, and are seeing about an even split in public cloud adoption. That’s probably more than most since industrial 3D printing is a new market and devices are most often already connected.”

Read the full article here.

 

This is it for this week’s edition, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and to come back next week for another fill on the week’s juiciest AM news.

Wired Retail

Andre is at Wired Retail to speak about how 3D Printing will impact what is still an industry worth billions of dollars. What opportunities exist for stakeholders in the space? What threats are they facing? How do they engage?

Talk Summary:

Today 3D Printing is used to make trinkets and prototypes, but it’s increasingly looking like a viable manufacturing alternative. While retailers who succumb to inaction should fear disintermediation across certain product lines, an opportunity exists for those more willing to engage. Mass customization and endless shelves are among the first innovations 3D printing is likely to deliver. In addition, retailers can secure a seat at the table for future generations by building on their convening power and help brands as well as manufacturers make the transition to intellectual property publishers. 
 
Authentise has created 3D printing and scanning initiatives for some of the largest retail chains in the US. Its CEO, Andre, will draw on those experiences to highlight the do’s and don’ts of any such initiative.