Additive manufacturing (AM) specialist and software provider Assembrix says that they will improve the security of their 3D printing machines by using blockchain and encryption technologies to protect users’ intellectual property (IP).

SLM uses Assembrix’s cloud-based software to help visualise the AM process in a virtual setting.

"The productive partnership between SLM Solutions and Assembrix empowers customers to fully leverage secure remote printing processes, supporting their distributed manufacturing strategies,” said Nicolas Lemaire, software product manager at SLM.