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Data encryption secures the digital value chain

The new possibilities for protecting design and manufacturing data, hence for protection against IP theft, include several elements. A key one is manufacturing repeatability. Within the data encryption and decryption on the CNC (computerized numerical control), a licensing system will ensure that a part is produced precisely according to the engineering specification. Those components and entities qualified for the decryption are precisely defined. In addition, the program developer can also restrict the number of parts produced by the third-party service provider, which constitutes effective protection against IP theft. The manufacturing machine on which the parts are to be produced as well as the material to be used can be precisely defined. The data encrypted from NX are uploaded to a file system, such as Teamcenter, and from there can be transferred to ShopFloorConnect, Siemens MES (Manufacturing Execution System) and similar solutions.
Uwe Ruttkamp, head of Machine Tool Systems, Business Unit Motion Control, Division Digital Factory: "Identify3D offers secure data transmission for protecting digital production designs and quality control. They are also experts on data transmission and security solutions to ensure the protection of intellectual property and the data integrity along the entire value chain – starting with the product design, all the way to the finished product. Security solutions and the handling of intellectual property are becoming more important in very different branches of industry." Stephan Thomas, co-founder of Identify3D, adds: "Siemens understands the importance of an efficient and reliable digital value chain and is setting the industrial standard for the Digital Factory. We are excited to be the strategic partner of Siemens to ensure a secure and repeatable digital manufacturing process."

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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies. Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2016, which ended on September 30, 2016, Siemens generated revenue of €79.6 billion and net income of €5.6 billion. At the end of September 2016, the company had around 351,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at
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