Boeing collaborates with Assembrix to secure 3D printing

3D printing is a hotbed
of intellectual property
(IP) and, as
a number of projects
have proved, its
protection
 can be just as lucrative as the innovation.

In the aerospace industry especially, where competition runs
high and products remain in development for a number of years,
IP protection is a primary concern.

In a new Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) American multinational
aerospace giant Boeing has signed a deal with
Israeli software company Assembrix to help secure its
digital inventory of 3D printable parts.

Protection of the Digital Thread

Assembrix’s technology is a cloud-based platform made for
industrial 3D printing. The platform oversees the entire
digital thread, from design through the production and
verification. Geometric algorithms and robotics combine to
safeguard 3D files from interception, corruption and
decryption, facilitating secure sharing between internal
teams and confirmed external clients.

The Assembrix VMS software solution. Image via AssembrixThe Assembrix VMS
software solution. Image via Assembrix

Based in Tel Aviv, the company has recently been
advertising for new talent
to join its
Additive Manufacturing Digital Thread team
.

Lior Polak is Assembrix
CEO. Speaking on the new MOA, Polak says, “We are pleased to
partner with Boeing and value its confidence in us and in our
capabilities,”

“This collaboration supports our vision to develop and
implement innovative solutions that connect the world and
take the additive manufacturing digital thread one step
forward.”

Commitment to 3D printing for the air

Boeing is increasingly demonstrating its commitment to additive
manufacturing, and the potential value the technology has for
growth. In the first quarter of 2018, Boeing signed a
collaboration agreement with Swiss listed technology group
Oerlikon to create
an FAA and DoD recongizable standard for 3D printed titanium
components
.

The company has also contributed to £26.5 million (approx.
$37.6 million) in funding for Reaction Engines
Limited
, a UK-based aerospace company working on
the 3D
printing enabled SABRE engine
 and
future hypersonic
travel
.

In Israel in particular, the airline is completing the
production of its 787 Dreamliner aircraft in collaboration
with El Al Israel
Airlines Ltd.
 the flag carrier of the country.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Photo via BoeingThe Boeing 787
Dreamliner. Photo via Boeing

David Ivry, president of Boeing Israel, comments, “This
agreement expands Boeing’s ties to Israeli industry while
helping companies like Assembrix expand their business,”

“Boeing seeks suppliers globally who meet stringent quality,
schedule, cost and intellectual capital standards, and
Assembrix does all of that.”

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Featured image shows a bed of additive-manufactured
titanium components for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Photo via
Norsk Titanium

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