Sharing your 3D design files by sending emails, on file sharing sites, exchanging SD cards etc. is never secure, especially what you have created are of proprietary design.
At the Mobile World Congress 2013 in February, an Estonia-based startup called Fabulonia demonstrated streaming of 3D designs from Germany to a 3D printer in Barcelona, Spain. Fabulonia is the inventor of patent-pending secure 3D streaming technology "FabSecure" that encrypts and stores your data with a method that makes the files inaccessible to outsiders. Only you and the people you authorize can access your files.
How does it work?
1. The FabSecure 3D Streamer which is configured for your 3D printer arrives in a box. You take it out, plug it into your network and 3D printer.
2. You create an account and upload your STL files. FabSecure encrypts them and you are ready to share and print securely, locally or remotely. No software installations required.
The FabSecure 3D Streamer is designed to be plugged into Makerbot 2 or 2X with USB 2.0 (2 USB ports). With FabSecure cloud or private servers and FabSecure 3D Streamer, now SMEs and studios can make their Makerbot secure and create a network that everyone in their team can share 3D printers and track print jobs and status remotely.
"Fabulonia provides the whole 3D printing business solution for storing, licensing, distributing and selling 3D designs online and streaming them to a 3D printer. It turns 3D originals into new revenue streams, using FabSecure streaming servers, and embedded 3D printer security software." explains Kimmo Isbjörnssund, CEO of Fabulonia and continues:
"Companies can even create their own 3D printers with embedded copyright security. What's great about this is that it provides alternatives, not restrictions. FabSecure technology preserves the creative freedom of consumers, as well as how they use their printers. It provides them with an easy and legal way to purchase and make originals. Old, hacked, and unpopular DRM schemes are no longer the only way to monetize your copyrighted content."
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Jelle wrote at 9/16/2013 11:47:43 PM:
Very convincing! I really want one to secure my business critical models from industrial espionage. My models require state of the art printing so I print them on a makerbot! BZZZZT WRONG! Evidently some schmuck put some time in this, but the combination security + 3D printing is not the fertile market he hoped. The required hardware and especially the renderings of that box make me doubt if this is anything more than a pie in the sky story. Probably not....
ben wrote at 9/3/2013 1:01:41 PM:
tk wrote at 9/3/2013 7:22:25 AM:
How does it prevent replay of sending files to printer if device snoops usb connection between this device and printer?