Jun 12, 2017 | By Tess

Create it REAL, a 3D printing company based in Aalborg, Denmark, says it has developed a platform that will allow companies and designers to more easily protect their 3D models from copyright infringement and ensure their quality and printability. The new platform, which is based on Create it REAL’s real-time processor, is capable of decrypting secured files directly in the 3D printer.

In 2013, Create it REAL announced its first real-time processor, the 3D RTP v450. When installed in a 3D printer, the chip was capable of reaching speeds of up to 450 mm/sec, which at the time was three times faster than existing FDM 3D printers on the market.

Now, with the unveiling of its most recent platform, Create it REAL is promising print speeds of up to five times faster than standard FDM 3D printers, as well as end-to-end encryption support, STL and G-code support, and a new augmented reality feature that enables users to preview prints in actual scale.

According to the company, its encryption platform gives users the ability to 3D print without accessing the original 3D file. This, it says, means that end-users can access high quality branded models with “guaranteed printability.” Additionally, with the platform’s built-in REALvision slicer, users do not have to worry about the slicing step. Finally, the secure platform can ensure that no parts are modified or corrupted while they are streaming.

“Our technology opens new opportunities for FDM and SLA 3D printer manufacturers and users,” says Jeremie Pierre Gay, CEO of Create it REAL. “Imagine companies able to print or sell spare parts on-demand without the fear of losing their intellectual property. They would make huge savings on storage, transport, obsolescence issues, and could make the parts available forever to their customers.”

Considering Gartner’s report that $100 billion a year will be lost to global intellectual property loss because of 3D printing by the year 2018, it seems crucial to take a step towards protecting copyrighted 3D models. Like we’ve already seen in the music and film industry, pirate copies and unofficial downloads can be incredibly disruptive.

So far, Create it REAL’s platform is still in its early stages, and the company is seeking partners to partake in large scale pilot programs to test its prototypes out. The 3D printing solution is expected to be released later this year. 3D model repository Cults has already gotten on board and is supporting Create it REAL’s project.

“Our platform can be quickly integrated by 3D printer manufacturers and we are already working with some of them on this project," added Jeremie Pierre Gay. "The market potential is incredible as we aim to fix one of the biggest challenges in the 3D printing industry right now. Like in the music or video industry, there will always be pirated content or lower-quality copies; however, we still need to help companies to guarantee their customers or partners the best 3D printing experience. Brands are trusted by their customers and must offer high quality and genuine files, 100% safe and tested for their printer and consumables.”

 

 

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AS wrote at 6/13/2017 6:45:13 AM:

Exactly what the world needs, 3D printing DRM. This technology better die before it gets any foothold in the mind of the corporate world dummies.



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