Authentise Grants awards

Authentise secures 3 grants to develop AM digital thread tools

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Authentise, a leader in data-driven engineering and manufacturing workflow tools, has announced it has received three grants in support of its Open Innovation initiatives.

The grants will help develop its work alongside partner companies and education establishments to develop tools to advance additive manufacturing and the digital thread.

The first project is Metamat, with Authentise working alongside NS85, Teesside University, Lancaster University, and Holdson, to overcome these challenges posed by manufacturing lattice structures to ensure highly functional metallic lattice parts at scale.

Authentise’s role in the project is to develop a seamless integration between manufacturer, designer and customer. The project is part of the Resource efficiency for materials and manufacturing (REforMM) programme grant funded by Innovate UK.

Together with EPOCH, AMRC, Queen Mary University London, ION Metal, and Turkish Aerospace, Authentise is part of project Distopia, which aims to develop a ready-to-use Plasma-DED solution for the manufacturing, repair, and remanufacturing sectors, especially aerospace.

Authentise will use its expertise in data-driven workflow management and digital certification in support of a project that integrates cutting edge digital manufacturing methods with state-of-the-art material technology. Distopia is enabled by Eureka’s SMART advanced manufacturing cluster and funded by Innovate UK.

The third project is AM-Verify, one of 10 projects selected for grant funding by the US Department of Energy through the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII).


AM-Verify aims to build a secure real-time measurement system specifically to detect if malicious third parties have infiltrated an AM system to adjust or introduce defects.

Authentise, I3D MFG, and Addiguru will demonstrate multiple verification data streams, all integrated into the CyManII-developed Cyber-Physical Passport. The result will  not only improve cyber security, but also aid AM manufacturers in their ability to improve manufacturing quality assurance, marking a significant leap towards safer and more reliable AM practices.

Erica Vlahinos, VP of Additive Manufacturing at Authentise, said: “These grants show that Authentise keeps pushing the boundaries of additive manufacturing to help accelerate the technology benefits of our customers, AM power users. Together, we are delivering a more secure and efficient technology, ready to penetrate further into the heart of manufacturing as a whole.”

Simon McCaldin, VP Open Innovation at Authentise, added: “Authentise has always pursued a very intentional open innovation approach working with a myriad of partners around the world to address some of the industry’s most pressing challenges. We’re delighted to have been trusted by both our project and funding partners to provide the digital backbone of the solutions. We’re excited to share the progress of these and many other projects to come.”

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