Objet Geometries, a leader in 3D printing, and 3Shape A/S, a global leader in 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions for the dental industry, announced the availability of a jointly developed system that integrates with the 3Shape Dental System™ 2010 enabling its 3D restoration designs to be produced on the Objet Eden line of 3D printing systems.
Dental labs can now have a seamless digital workflow for production of dental restorations – from 3D scanning of impressions and CAD-design using 3Shape Dental System™, to CAM preparation with 3Shape CAMbridge™, and on to final manufacturing and production on Objet Eden 3D Printers.
This integration is possible by 3Shape’s CAMbridge™ manufacturing software that brings the digital model information from Dental System™ to the Objet Studio™ software, that communicates directly with the Objet Eden 3D printer.
“3Shape has worked closely with us to test and qualify the process required to produce dental components on Eden 3D printers,” said Avi Cohen, Head of Medical Solutions, Objet Geometries. “This includes special optimizations to insure that components designed in 3Shapes’s CAD software will always print reliably and accurately using our additive manufacturing methods and techniques.”
“This represents yet another leap towards the age of the full digital dental lab. The knowledge learned through the successful integration of both technologies in the hearing aid market has allowed a faster and successful implementation of the ‘digital dental highway’ for dental labs worldwide,” concluded Cohen.
The versatility of 3Shape’s Dental System™ enables it to integrate smoothly with the market’s dental manufacturing systems. The fine-detail printing, adequate layer thickness and smooth surface output make Objet’s 3D Printing systems highly suitable for the manufacture of dental restorations.
The new interface capabilities are already available with the latest 3Shape Dental System™ and CAMbridge™ releases.
Objet Geometries Ltd.