In combination with SLM Solutions, Lübeck, Germany, French telecommunications company Viaccess-Orca and ShipParts.com have announced a fully automated solution to enable direct cloud-to-build Additive Manufacturing with Intellectual Property security.
The solution will allow parts data from the ShipParts.com cloud to be transferred using Viaccess-Orca’s Secure Manufacturing Platform (SMP) directly to SLM’s machines. Part files remain encrypted, and cannot be additively manufactured until permission is granted, thus ensuring effective production control in a distributed manufacturing paradigm and the prevention of file tampering.
“As a pioneer in the field of digital assets distribution and traceability for Industry 4.0, with over twenty years of experience in designing, developing, and operating digital content security systems, Viaccess-Orca is pleased to once again set the standard for secure Additive Manufacturing together with its partners ShipParts.com and SLM Solutions,” stated Alain Nochimowski, Chief Technology Officer at Viaccess-Orca. “The native integration of our Secure Manufacturing Platform with SLM Solutions machines brings to the market a new value proposition and paves the way to truly distributed manufacturing.”
Nicolas Lemaire, Software Product Manager at SLM Solutions, concluded, “The Viaccess-Orca integration with SLM Solutions machines offers our customers a secure end-to-end solution that allows distributed manufacturing models around the globe. This integration is made possible thanks to our open architecture strategy that empowers our customers to benefit from our industry-leading Additive Manufacturing systems.”