As the digital era and Industry 4.0 continues to evolve, data has become the most valuable asset for factories of the future - and the most vulnerable. Service companies must work tirelessly to protect customer data, while industrial companies focus on protecting trade secrets and patents from cyber criminals. In 2017, Manufacturing Business Technology indicated that 1 in 5 manufacturers reported a loss of IP from a cyber attack.
Additive manufacturing networks address both sides of the data/knowledge balance in modernized, digitally driven production by collecting data and converting it to consumable knowledge. Parts buyers as well as product and service providers can protect 3D printer design files, machines, and materials IP.
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