3D printing technology develops rapidly, and with open-source software, it becomes accessible to anyone
The world's most popular free 3D printing software. It is easy to use and can be integrated with CAD software, making it convenient for millions of people to use. But once 3d models are shared without continuous protection as part of design collaboration or outsourced printing, or other technical processes, the control over this sensitive data is lost as it could become subject to unintended or illegitimate use.
The solution is here!
BORIS, a blockchain-based plugin for Cura, can help you take control over your creations and stay in the comfort of a familiar environment.
Identity Verification to assure the identity of entities and individuals you are sharing data with guaranteeing that anyone reviewing your file has been verified, even if that person is an external collaborator.
Encryption, Security & Tracking
From within the software, 3d models are protected by state-of-the-art encryption and tracked when shared through our plugin. Since this happens within the Cura software, it is easy and fast, giving no extra work to the user.
Our legal component will ensure an enforceable contract (NDA and licensing agreement) for every shared file and will protect you even against malicious users.
How It Works
Our end-to-end protection uses a plugin and a data management interface to secure the CAD model.
This array of services and smart contracts communicates through a Blockchain protocol to store data and create the geometric twins from the CAD file.
The plugin handles user identification and everything related to files being used in the CAD software.
The management interface allows tracking useful actions. Directly from within the plugin, the user can access the management interface.
Both plugin and management interface only provide access to a CAD file when the user is authenticated.
5 minutes for installation, and the plugin is integrated into Cura so you can work as you’ve got used to.