Formnext is the place to be for one of the most innovative fields in modern industry: Additive manufacturing and industrial 3D printing. At this year’s event, more than 600 exhibitors will be showing off their newest products, services, and developments and giving a hands-on explanation of why additive manufacturing will be a gamechanger for the industrial world. The next industrial revolution is here – and everybody can be a part of it.
Of course, so are we at Wibu-Systems. Additive manufacturing represents the original vision of an Industry 4.0 come true: Not the availability of machines and raw materials, but access to and the use of software and data can determine the success of industrial business models. Visitors to our booth can see why CodeMeter is a must-have when it comes to protecting and monetizing machine functionalities, product designs, or process data. What CodeMeter technologies like cloud licenses, runtimes for embedded systems, or web portals mean in practice can be discovered in two of our highlight achievements:
Our cooperation with Farsoon and Daimler Buses for the Omniplus service represents a revolutionary innovation for the provision of parts and components for commercial vehicles. Operators can now acquire a great selection of urgently needed parts from the dedicated online store in digital form and either print them themselves or have them produced by a manufacturing-as-a-service provider. With 24/7 availability, this means no more waiting, no more downtimes, no more revenue lost. All of this is made possible with the secure provision of the print data and the correct distribution, tracing, and billing of actual print jobs with CodeMeter’s protection and licensing capabilities.
The second highlight, ProCloud3D, is a Sino-German shared project under our leadership and with contributions from high-profile academic and commercial partners. Its cloud platform shows how 3D print data can be protected, licensed, marketed, and used by manufacturing service providers in a simple, automated, but secure way. The platform covers the entire supply chain from the original data to the 3D printer on the ground and bases its holistic security infrastructure on our CodeMeter technology.
We are looking forward to visitors to formnext who want to be inspired by the fascinating use cases of CodeMeter.