Authentise Secures 3 Grants to Advance Digital Thread for Additive Manufacturing

February 23, 2024 | Categories: Industry News, Member News

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM and PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – Authentise, the leader in data-driven engineering and manufacturing workflow tools, today announced the award of three grants in support of its Open Innovation initiatives. Supported by Innovate UK, the US Department of Energy and Eureka, the projects affirm Authentise’s commitment to innovation in the additive manufacturing sector:

  • METAMAT: Lattice structures are a key value driver for AM, but manufacturing challenges remain. Together with NS85, Teesside University, Lancaster University, and Holdson, Authentise aims to overcome these challenges and ensure highly functional metallic lattice parts at scale. Authentise’s role in the project is to develop a seamless integration between manufacturer, designer and customer. The project is part of the Resource efficiency for materials and manufacturing (REforMM) programme funded by Innovate UK (#10081046).
  • DISTOPIA: Together with EPOCH, Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) of the University of Sheffield, Queen Mary University London, ION Metal, and Turkish Aerospace, Authentise, aims to develop a seamless, ready-to-use Plasma-DED solution that addresses the pressing needs of the manufacturing, repair, and remanufacturing sectors, especially in aerospace. Authentise will use its expertise in data-driven workflow management and digital certification in support of a project that integrates cutting edge digital manufacturing methods with state-of-the-art material technology. Distopia is enabled by Eureka’s SMART advanced manufacturing cluster and funded by Innovate UK (#10086469).
  • AM-Verify: Authentise has been chosen as one of 10 projects selected for funding by the US Department of Energy through the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII). The project aims to build a secure real-time measurement system specifically to detect if malicious third parties have infiltrated an AM system to adjust or introduce defects. Authentise, I3D MFG, and Addiguru will demonstrate multiple verification data streams, all integrated into the CyManII-developed Cyber-Physical Passport. The result will not only improve cyber security, but also aid AM manufacturers in their ability to improve manufacturing quality assurance, marking a significant leap towards safer and more reliable AM practices.

Erica Vlahinos, VP of Additive Manufacturing at Authentise, said: “These grants show that Authentise keeps pushing the boundaries of additive manufacturing to help accelerate the technology benefits of our customers, AM power users. Together, we are delivering a more secure and efficient technology, ready to penetrate further into the heart of manufacturing as a whole.”

Simon McCaldin, VP Open Innovation at Authentise, commented: “Authentise has always pursued a very intentional open innovation approach working with a myriad of partners around the world to address some of the industry’s most pressing challenges. We’re delighted to have been trusted by both our project and funding partners to provide the digital backbone of the solutions. We’re excited to share the progress of these and many other projects to come.”


About Authentise

Since starting at Singularity University in 2012, Authentise has focused on providing flexible, data-driven workflows in the most agile manufacturing and engineering settings. It has become a leader in process management tools for additive manufacturing with its flagship product, Flows, which helps to manage the order to part process by connecting to machines and providing operators with digital tools to enable traceability, repeatability, and efficiency on the shop floor. Clients such as Ricoh, 3M, Danfoss and others have seen savings of up to 93% with 6x ROI in the first year. Standalone spin-off products include Materials Management, Digital Design Warehouse, and RFQ Responder. Authentise is based in London, UK, and Philadelphia, USA, with a global client base.