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Boeing Partners with Assembrix Software

3DPrint reports on a new partnership between Boeing and Assembrix Software.  In recent years, Boeing has become increasingly involved in the world of 3D printing, “using multiple vendors to 3D print parts for aircraft such as the Dreamliner.”

However, this has introduced some element of risk.  “While the vendors themselves may be perfectly trustworthy, electronic communication and transfer of parts carries the risk hackers will intercept the information, stealing or altering intellectual property, which could be disastrous.”

In order to mitigate these risks, Boeing has now “signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Assembrix.”  Assembrix is a company which specializes “in software that protects and secures data as it is being transferred between parties…Assembrix is based in Israel and specializes in solutions for the aerospace, automotive, and medical industries.  Those solutions include Assembrix VMS, Assembrix Prepare, Assembrix Quote, and Assembrix API.”

Utilizing Assembrix’s cloud-based platform, Boeing will now be able “to transmit additive manufacturing design information using secure distribution methods protecting data from being intercepted, corrupted, or decrypted during distribution and manufacturing.”  Assembrix “oversees the entire additive manufacturing thread, from the original part model to the verified physical part and beyond.  It also allows for allocation and monitoring of 3D printers for multiple in-house users or outside clients, offering a fully automated and self-controlled process, leading to higher print utilization and ROI.”

“Boeing is currently using additive manufacturing at 20 of its sites and has suppliers all over the world, using them for 3D printed parts for its commercial, space and defense platforms. In addition to using 3D printed parts for the Dreamliner, Boeing has also recently commissioned them for its space taxis, satellites, and much more. The company has big goals including supersonic flights and transport to Mars, and 3D printing will help it more effectively pursue those goals, especially now that the technology is protected and secured by Assembrix’s software.”

Image Courtesy of Boeing

Quotes Courtesy of 3DPrint

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