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Authentise acquires Elements to deliver flexibility across manufacturing

Combination of capabilities refocuses Industry 4.0 to provide the pragmatic flexibility required to solve manufacturing supply chain challenges

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Authentise, the leader in data-driven workflow tools for additive manufacturing, today has acquired all assets of Elements Technology Platform, the provider of self-serve workflow tools for manufacturing. As part of the transaction, Elements’ team will join Authentise. The partnership enables discrete manufacturers everywhere to access connected workflow management solutions used by the world’s leading additive manufacturing companies to manage their lot-size 1 operations efficiently, flexibly, and transparently.

“Elements is the perfect addition to the Authentise portfolio,” said Andre Wegner, CEO of Authentise. “Like Authentise, Elements have been laser-focused providing manufacturing operations with the flexibility they need in the post-pandemic world with the efficiency that data enables in the 21st Century.” The combination of the two companies, brings together a potent mix of tools and technologies for workflow management, real-time machine data insight, AI, RFID technologies, and more, on a proven, open, data-driven, platform for the manufacturing supply chain.

Authentise today has acquired all assets of Elements Technology Platform, the provider of self-serve workflow tools for manufacturing

Mr. Wegner goes on to added: “Elements provides customers with a unique self-serve tool for all types of manufacturing operations, to quickly create, capture and access repeatable shop floor processes. Delivering intelligent production planning & scheduling, and real-time views of production customers can track orders like they’re paying for coffee. These exciting services will become a key part of the combined Authentise portfolio. Our goal, together, is to bring flexibility and responsiveness benefits like these, typically associated with additive manufacturing, to a broader manufacturing audience. With our diverse experiences, we believe we will be able to rapidly accelerate towards our joint mission of delivering end-to-end transparency, reliability, and efficiency to manufacturing operations using data. We’re delighted to welcome the Elements team and customers on board.”

Even before the acquisition, Authentise was able to deliver significant-efficiency savings, reducing order management times by 80 percent and manufacturing preparation times reduced by more than 95 percent at Boeing Additive Manufacturing.

Joe Handsaker, CEO of Elements Technology, highlighted the untouched opportunities that both companies can tap together: “The real story of Industry 4.0 has yet to be written. The last 20 years have been wasted focusing on predictive maintenance and analytics, which have yielded very little Return on Investment. It’s time to refocus on what’s core to manufacturing: the worker. Supporting them with data and modern tools gives us more context in manufacturing and allows us to drive better quality, insight, and completely new business models. If nothing else, the pandemic has shown that a radical rethink of the way things are made and delivered is necessary. We’re delighted to have found a partner that understands that and is excited to build a better future, together.”

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Andrea has always loved reading and writing. He started working in an editorial office as a sports journalist in 2008, then the passion for journalism and for the world of communication in general, allowed him to greatly expand his interests, leading to several years of collaborations with several popular online newspapers. Andrea then approached 3D printing, impressed by the great potential of this new technology, which day after the day pushed him to learn more and more about what he considers a real revolution that will soon be felt in many fields of our daily life.

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