- The Authentise platform to unite and share additive manufacturing initiatives and spare part catalogues.
Authentise, a provider of process automation software for additive manufacturing, has launched the Digital Design Warehouse, a new platform for digital design sharing. The Digital Design Warehouse is designed to assist organisations in developing more cohesive Additive Manufacturing initiatives by bringing insights from various perspectives into full view across all teams.
Users can create their own personal library by uploading any 2D or 3D file type with fully customizable additional parameters. Third-party plugins such as Zverse (which allows for the conversion of 2D to 3D) and Castor (which evaluates the project’s suitability for Additive Manufacturing) can be used to further analyse these designs.
Digital Design Warehouse
The new platform is built around the concept of sharing. Granular permissions restrict access, allowing users to share projects with internal and external stakeholders while also providing a space for everyone to engage in conversations, edit (where permitted), and view/access designs.
Spare parts are a specific use case presented by Authentise for its Digital Design Warehouse. OEMs can use the platform to manage the design and engineering process, bringing together multiple design, R&D, and testing stakeholders. Once completed, the design can be securely shared with prospective clients via a fully customised catalogue. The inclusion of a ‘Order Now’ button allows the design to be sent directly to a preferred production centre.
“The market for additively manufactured spare parts is rapidly evolving. We’ve helped many companies assess the additive opportunities in their portfolio and acquire large databases of designs ready for action.”– Omer Blaier, CEO of Castor
Blaier continued, “What’s missing is a tool to help them develop those projects and then securely share those designs with production facilities. We’re delighted to see Authentise moving to fill the void and excited to be part of the project.”
Andre Wegner, CEO of Authentise, added, “We are thrilled to launch the Digital Design Warehouse. The launch today shows that the distributed manufacturing dream that Authentise was founded on ten years ago is not dead. It will take several more years of concerted effort by the industry, but soon plane crashes caused by the lack of available spare parts – as happened in Nigeria in 2012 – will be history. We can only accomplish this by working together, so we’re excited to launch with two new integrations to Authentise’s open platform.
Wegner added, “Castor and Zverse help customers identify and develop the applications that ultimately help drive the industry. We can’t wait to include even more incredible features from third parties, as well as Authentise’s toolkit, such as prep-workflows.”
Those interested can learn more about the Digital Design Warehouse online or at Authentise’s Formnext booth (11.0-A51).
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