Authentise has released its Digital Design Warehouse platform, which aims to simplify how digital designs are shared within teams.
The Digital Design Warehouse was developed to help organisations create more cohesive additive manufacturing initiatives by bringing insights from disparate silos into full view across all teams.
The platform should allow everyone their personal library by uploading any 2D and 3D file type with fully configurable additional parameters.
Users should be able to analyse those designs using plugins from third parties such as Zverse, which should enable the conversion from 2D to 3D, and Castor, which assesses the project’s suitability for additive manufacturing.
Authentise said that access to the Digital Design Warehouse is tightly controlled with granular permissions, enabling users to share projects with internal and external stakeholders, such as suppliers or customers.
The platform aims to provide a space for everybody to engage in conversations, edit (where permitted) and view or access designs.
A particular use case for the Digital Design Warehouse is spare parts: OEMs should be able to use the platform to first manage the design and engineering process, bringing multiple designs, R&D and testing stakeholders together.
Once complete, they should be able to share the design securely with potential clients via a fully custom-branded catalogue. The “order now” button was introduced to allow for the design to be sent directly to a production centre of choice.
“The market for additively manufactured spare parts is rapidly evolving,” said Castor CEO Omer Blaier.
“We’ve helped many companies assess the additive opportunities in their portfolio and acquire large databases of designs ready for action. 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.”
“We are thrilled to launch the Digital Design Warehouse,” said Authentic CEO Andre Wegner.
“The launch today shows that the distributed manufacturing dream that Authentise was founded on 10 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,” he went on.
“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.”