The world is hungry for new innovations and those that evolve from digital design and 3D printing are at the top of the list. Thoughtful designers, as we speak, are somewhere at the computer monitor and workshop table quietly firing off fresh synapses and bringing new concepts and applications to light. You can bet many of them are also wondering how to find better tools online that are safe to use over a period of time, and then later share the results with clients–and the world–while preserving integrity. While this is important on the individual level and has been the topic of much discussion lately, it’s exponentially more concerning in the marketplace for entrepreneurs and those operating on the corporate level.
Although the 3D printing community is famous for being one offering an open-source dynamic and participating in a great amount of trust and sharing, that doesn’t mean certain tools and designs aren’t protected–and it also doesn’t mean that intellectual property issues can’t arise. On the business level, when designs are being considered and new products are going to be rolled out down the line, security is a requirement. In a fledgling industry though, many may not know where to turn when it comes to using a variety of new tools offered online, as well as protecting subsequent files with valuable content, whether in progress or completed.
As digital design and 3D printing technology progress and many begin to see success–in fact, undeniable successes that are changing the world–the need to protect becomes crucial. No one is more aware of that than a company like Authentise, which is responsible for helping the movers and shakers meet with success in 3D printing solutions. With this in mind, they’ve developed 3DIAX, meant to ensure that businesses can not only use tools to enhance their 3D printing projects, but are also offered an innovative application platform with safe storage facilities online.
Application developers now have a space for allowing a larger audience to access an expanded and integrated workflow and a ‘pay-per-use’ atmosphere.
“Our security solutions are already used by leading 3D enabled businesses. Now we’re making it even easier for application developers and corporations to deliver 3D content to manufacturing and beyond by giving them access to all the tools they need in one place,” says Andre Wegner, CEO of Authentise. “We’re excited to be working with leading organizations such as Siemens as well as startups to bring their tools to a broad audience.”
Headquartered at the NASA Research Park campus in Mountain View, CA, Authentise’s mission is centered in providing quality middleware in manufacturing as well as solutions that help companies at the top of their field ease into new technologies like 3D printing. Part of that is in providing secure, safe solutions like 3DIAX which allow companies to open their tools and those of third parties to industry stakeholders.
“Not only is Cults able to get going on releases faster because all the tools we need are under one roof, but with Diax, we can also easily switch providers or integrate new services with just one line of code,” said Sunny Ripert, CTO of French 3D printable file sharing platform Cults.
We’ve just recently reported on Cults, and it’s easy to see why a platform like 3DIAX would be so beneficial to them. Having just partnered with 3D Hubs in providing a wide array of designs that can then be contracted out for 3D printing at the hubs provided by the ubiquitous–and unique–3D printing bureau, Cults is committed to making 3D printing accessible for all. Knowing it’s safe as well certainly helps.
Taking advantage of 3DIAX for your own application offers:
- Improved speed through ability to access multiple services
- Improved performance using the best solutions
- A better bottom line with a ‘pay-per-use’ format
Is this a platform you are interested in exploring further? Discuss in the 3DIAX Online 3D Business Tools & Storage Platform forum thread over at 3DPB.com.