Carbon and Core3dcentres (Core3d) (a global company committed to leading the dental industry into the digital era by providing dental production and design solutions), announced the international expansion of their existing partnership. By expanding their collaboration into countries spanning four continents, dental labs across the world will have access to 3D printing systems based on Carbon’s proprietary Digital Light Synthesis technology and range of materials.
This comes at a time of massive growth for 3D printing in the dental market – which, according to a 2018 report from SmarTech Publishing, grew by over 35% for the second year in a row, and will continue to grow in the coming years. To capitalize on the growing market opportunity, Core3d and Carbon have agreed to expand their enterprise partnership to countries around the globe, enabling the delivery of Core3d and Carbon printed products to Australia, Benelux Union (Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg), Canada, Croatia, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S.A. Timing for expansion into new countries will be dependent on regulatory requirements and approval.
“The dental industry’s use of additive manufacturing has skyrocketed over the last couple of years, but it wasn’t always like that. For some time, dental labs were plagued by 3D-printed parts that were inconsistent and poorly made with a limited range of materials,” said Mark Maier, Managing Director of Global at Core3d. “We’ve seen tremendous success deploying Carbon’s technology in the U.S. – high throughput, accuracy of prints using durable, high-quality materials, constant uptime, first-class education and customer support. We want to implement the same success in our dental labs around the world.”
With the ability to produce end-use parts quickly, accurately, and consistently using Carbon’s additive manufacturing technology, Core3d has made products such as surgical guides and dentures more affordable across the board. For Core3d, Carbon has also improved turnaround time and the diversity of its offerings.
The Carbon process uses light and oxygen to rapidly produce high-quality, end-use products from a pool of resin. The company’s robust and reliable family of 3D printers based on proprietary Digital Light Synthesis technology, coupled with its broad portfolio of materials, deliver a complete solution for all dental production needs. Carbon’s solution significantly improves efficiency and accuracy, reduces time from design to manufacture, and provides important features such as part traceability and serialization through next-gen software design tools. With Carbon, everything is digitally traceable, down to a unique ID that can automatically be engraved or embossed on any part. This capability is particularly valuable for highly regulated industries like dental, where the FDA will increasingly require part-specific data to ensure product performance and patient safety.
Further, Carbon’s subscription-based service closely aligns the company to its customers’ business success. By providing regular over-the-air software updates, continuous education and training programs, and one-to-one customer service and support, Carbon ensures every customer’s business is always up and running.