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Manufacturing Rights Management - Knowledge Protection for Distributed Additive Manufacturing

Grimm, Marco and Anderl, Reiner Horváth, Imre and Pernot, Jean-Philippe and Rusák, Zoltán (eds.) (2016):
Manufacturing Rights Management - Knowledge Protection for Distributed Additive Manufacturing.
In: Proceedings of the Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering Symposium 2016, Aix-en-Provence, France, pp. 755-766, [Book Section]

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Abstract

Additive manufacturing technology has vastly evolved over the past years and enables consumers as well as companies to manufacture individualized products cost-effectively and facilitate new business models: Distributed production of individualized parts directly at the customer site or need-based production in target markets. However, knowledge protection for distributed manufacturing and the involved data exchange is still an unsolved problem in industry. To solve this issue, this paper proposes Manufacturing Rights Management, a new method based on the principles of Digital Rights Management (DRM) to protect knowledge over the whole process chain of distributed additive manufacturing. The method is composed of continuous end-to-end production data encryption from creator to machine controller, dynamic data usage control, as well as user and machine authentication. These means are combined and adapted to match the specific functional requirements of the additive manufacturing process chain. With this method, providers can technically control the quantity of produced parts, materials used etc. and prove successful production of a part, e.g. for pay-per-use scenarios.

In this paper, a short overview on the state of the art of distributed additive manufacturing is given. On that basis, the use case and requirements are discussed for the knowledge protection method. Following, the method is described in detail and the prototypical implementation based on a desktop 3D printer is presented. Finally, future research efforts to improve the method are suggested.

Item Type: Book Section
Erschienen: 2016
Editors: Horváth, Imre and Pernot, Jean-Philippe and Rusák, Zoltán
Creators: Grimm, Marco and Anderl, Reiner
Title: Manufacturing Rights Management - Knowledge Protection for Distributed Additive Manufacturing
Language: English
Abstract:

Additive manufacturing technology has vastly evolved over the past years and enables consumers as well as companies to manufacture individualized products cost-effectively and facilitate new business models: Distributed production of individualized parts directly at the customer site or need-based production in target markets. However, knowledge protection for distributed manufacturing and the involved data exchange is still an unsolved problem in industry. To solve this issue, this paper proposes Manufacturing Rights Management, a new method based on the principles of Digital Rights Management (DRM) to protect knowledge over the whole process chain of distributed additive manufacturing. The method is composed of continuous end-to-end production data encryption from creator to machine controller, dynamic data usage control, as well as user and machine authentication. These means are combined and adapted to match the specific functional requirements of the additive manufacturing process chain. With this method, providers can technically control the quantity of produced parts, materials used etc. and prove successful production of a part, e.g. for pay-per-use scenarios.

In this paper, a short overview on the state of the art of distributed additive manufacturing is given. On that basis, the use case and requirements are discussed for the knowledge protection method. Following, the method is described in detail and the prototypical implementation based on a desktop 3D printer is presented. Finally, future research efforts to improve the method are suggested.

Title of Book: Proceedings of the Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering Symposium 2016
Place of Publication: Aix-en-Provence, France
ISBN: 978-94-6186-635-6
Uncontrolled Keywords: IT-Security, 3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing, Rights Management, Intellectual Property, Manufacturing Data
Divisions: 16 Department of Mechanical Engineering
16 Department of Mechanical Engineering > Department of Computer Integrated Design (DiK)
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2016 05:38
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