Formnext 2021 is welcoming in-person visitors to a must-see get-together of the brightest and most enterprising minds of the additive manufacturing community. With over 400 exhibitors making the journey from Germany, this year’s partner country Italy, and the wider world, Formnext 2021 will host some of the most prominent organizations and advocates for the potential of additive manufacturing, supported by a stimulating program of talks and presentations.
Wibu-Systems is proud to be on site as part of the VDMA’s special expo zone. Alongside our partners, we are gearing up to introduce visitors to our full complement of protection, licensing, and security solutions. In additive manufacturing, the ability to not only protect one’s intangible, immaterial assets like product designs or production operating instructions, but to monetize these effectively and securely is paramount and of more vital importance than ever before in conventional manufacturing. Agility and flexibility are an asset in additive manufacturing as the ultimate expression of the vision of smart industry: Manufacturers not hemmed in by the restricted capabilities of monolithic machines, but free to create, for themselves or as a service, whatever the market needs, whenever and wherever it is needed. Producers and vendors can be one and the same company, or two independent partners in a free market for manufacturing services – with all the uncertainty that this new freedom entails.
Wibu-Systems has long recognized and built on the potential of our flagship technology CodeMeter for securing and helping monetize intellectual property in modern, connected industry. With our solutions for different hardware, software, or cloud licensing setups and support for virtually every development and operating environment of note, CodeMeter has established itself as the go-to solution for creative IP protection, licensing, and monetization. This is why the industrial automation engineers at Siemens have taken CodeMeter’s capabilities on board for their Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal), a perfect complement for the additive manufacturing sector with its versatile automation capabilities. At Formnext 2021, Stefan Bamberg, our Senior Key Account and Partner Manager, will be on site and host a demonstration of the TIA Portal and CodeMeter’s contribution of license, password, and entitlement to its security.
Visit Formnext 2021 to get inspired with the latest innovations in and Wibu-Systems’ ideas and solutions to additive manufacturing.