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.

RAPID: AM Future in Mass Manufacturing (Authentise Weekly News-In-Review – Week 21)

This week was RAPID‘s week. The news outlets were populated with interesting announcements, from innovative processes to new products, pushing AM’s boundary even further. And there is one thing of which RAPID this year was a testament to: AM is going full-throttle towards mass manufacturing. As a prototyping technology it has far surpassed traditional production means and now the industry is betting big that it will permeate the factory plant of tomorrow. Through process and size improvements, production logistic systems and a software arsenal that is capable of effectively integrating AM within the manufacturing plant workflow, all the issues preventing AM to be utilized in a mass manufacturing environment will be dealt with. Manufacturing processes will go hybrid, symbiotically allowing us to achieve so much more. AM is the missing piece of the multitool of the future.

3D Hybrid Solutions with Multiax to launch “world’s largest metal 3D printer” at RAPID

The large format CNC machine made by Multiax. Image via 3D Hybrid Solutions.

 

3D Hybrid Solutions has announced it will launch a large-scale metal 3D printer at RAPID 2017 following a collaboration with CNC machining company Multiax. Based in Philadelphia, 3D Hybrid Solutions develops additive manufacturing tools for existing CNC machinery. The joint venture, which will be unveiled in Pittsburgh during the RAPID conference, combines this expertise with Multiax’s large-scale 5-axis CNC machines. Resulting in a machine which the company claims is “the world’s largest metal 3D printer” with a build chamber of “500 cubic meters.” According to 3D Hybrid Solutions, not only will the system be the largest metal 3D printer, it “will also be one of the fastest metal 3D printers with speeds beyond 20 pounds per hour.”

Read the full story here.

BLACKBELT unveils 3D printer on a conveyor belt for continuous FDM printing

The machine is perfect for creating large horizontal parts like signs. Photo via Blackbelt.

Aimed at producing large-scale, continuous prints and for series production, the Blackbelt machine brings a new way of thinking about 3D printing. Conveyor belts are often associated with factory production and it seems appropriate for Blackbelt’s device to incorporate this belt system. The Blackbelt 3D printer houses its 3 print heads on an X-Y actuation system, with the Z-axis in the form of a conveyor belt. This allows for theoretically infinite sized horizontal parts. The idea of infinite size is something Stratasys is addressing with its Infinite Build 3D printer. The device is currently undergoing testing at Ford Motors.

Read more here.

Innovative Uses of Geometric Search to Advance Additive Manufacturing

Assessing CAD data effectively and accurately is the first step to efficient and successful build processes. Many such processes, such as quoting, increasingly rely on cloud applications and require distribution of sensitive IP. For some industries that is unacceptable. Sending CAD data off-site can be the biggest roadblock to developing sophisticated process automation. As a solution, we apply existing geometric search algorithms to identify similar, white-listed designs that can be used in place of sensitive IP. By using a similar design that has been pre-screened for export we eliminate security issues. We’ve found that seamless, secure benchmarking and quoting operations are possible while maintaining strict security policies. In this presentation, we’ll discuss several potential use cases for geometric search including identifying previously fulfilled orders to compare the overall cost to produce or the ability to identify potential suppliers. We’ll also discuss drawbacks of using geometric search and limitations of our techniques. Tools such as geometric search have a variety of uses if used intelligently and can help businesses maintain control of sensitive IP.

 

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