SECURE DISTRIBUTED MANUFACTURING
At GROW, we believe that the true potential of Additive Manufacturing can only be unlocked through Distributed Manufacturing – using the unique benefits of Additive technology to manufacture parts at the geographic and chronological point of demand. This technology has the potential to deliver massive benefits in:
GROW has developed software to help overcome the challenges of implementing Distributed Manufacturing, by addressing issues such as IP protection, output consistency, quality assurance, audit and control functions.
We are always keen to hear from designers, OEMs, manufacturers and software developers – please get in touch!
GROW is managed by a team of experts in additive manufacturing, intellectual property and software development.
Our unique patent pending technology is at the heart of all of our products and services, enabling us to offer a truly secure distributed manufacturing workflow.
We work with some of the leading companies in additive manufacturing to ensure that our technology works with the best hardware and software available.
GROW has developed a suite of desktop and cloud based applications that enable a complete, secure workflow, from designer to final manufacture.
secure.AM is a standalone WindowsTM based software solution designed to protect intellectual property in your designs in a remote or distributed manufacturing environment.
project.AM is our cloud based project management platform, built specifically for the additive manufacturing industry, developed with input from leading designers, contract manufacturers and consultants.
vault.AM is our cloud based secure repository for your design files. It is here that files are stored, build permissions are set so that files can be re-encrypted for selected GROW hubs and build reports and QA data is uploaded and accessed.
viewer.AM is GROW software that sits at the manufacturing site. Each copy is unique to a specific GROW hub and is sent to the manufacturer on an encrypted password protected USB stick to ensure that the confidential private key embedded in the software is not compromised.
Distributed manufacturing is regarded by many industry commentators as the next large scale change in manufacturing process. Parts will be made close to the point and time of demand, reducing inventory costs, shipping costs and waste while improving delivery times and customer satisfaction. The move to distributed manufacturing will be gradual, starting with spare parts and high end complex components and moving over time to the mainstream.