LEO Lane / Formnext Ensuring safe, trouble-free AM and side-stepping risks
With the company’s cloud-based Saas solution, Israel-based LEO Lane provides industrial manufacturers/brands to securely manage additive manufacturing.
At Formnext, LEO (Limited Edition Object) Lane will show how companies can maintain brand integrity and IP protection by securely managing additive manufacturing (AM) each and every time parts are produced.
Through an innovative, Software as a Service (SaaS) solution, the company explains that brands can conduct scale production in additive manufacturing while protecting their IP, securing digital assets and enforcing control over the quality, consistency and quantity of their parts and products. The company notes that to meet risk issues in AM it provides and ensures lock-tight protection for brands using additive manufacturing in virtual inventories, on-demand production or other production capacities.
Once a brand has identified which part it wants to additively manufacture and established the correct way to produce it (printer type, material, machine settings, etc.), the company’s Saas solution secures it as a LEO (Limited Edition Object) file. This is a digital asset that protects and preserves a product or part design by controlling how it is produced. The files are handled according to the client’s existing IT policies and procedures, without the need of extra installations, appliances, special handling nor is a transfer protocol needed. With minimal disruption, the creation of LEOs and their control points can be fully integrated in order to be automatic and seamless. When the file is ordered via a standard ERP system, the LEO Lane service is called in the background and the protected LEO is triggered. The company is integrated with many ecosystem platforms including SAP and Materialise to ensure smooth and seamless end-to-end processes, it says.
At Formnext, LEO Lane will be in Hall 3.1, Booth B30A.