Tech Smart: Defining the tech world

June 29, 2012

Shopping for new technology can sometimes feel like wading through a vat of alphabet soup. The number of new acronyms to describe features and metrics is imposing, and the pace at which new terms are introduced can be downright dizzying.

Heraeus combines US Chemicals Division businesses to create Heraeus Precious Metals North America

June 19, 2012

In a move designed to streamline operations and provide a one-stop shop for precious metals customers, Heraeus recently announced that as of July 1, all of the company's US chemicals division entities will become one single unit under the name Heraeus Precious Metals North America LLC.

3D ceramic printing service launched

June 14, 2012

With a minimum thickness of 3 mm, the material is far from ready for use in fabricating dental restorations, but French 3D printing service Sculpteo recently added ceramics to the materials available from their production center. The 3D printed ceramic crown might still be a long way off, but this certainly seems like a step in that direction.

ClearCorrect enlists Objet printers for 3D printed orthodontic devices

June 13, 2012

Giving the public a peak into the company's production process, ClearCorrect LLC, recently announced that 3D printers from Objet Ltd. are an integral part of the production of the company's clear orthodontic aligners.

Nicolas Weidmann promoted to head up Nobel Biocare's global marketing efforts

June 11, 2012

In a move aimed to improve marketing to customers, Nobel Biocare recently announced the promotion of Nicolas Weidmann to the position of Head of Global Marketing. Weidmann had previously been the implant, guided surgery and CAD/CAM company's Head of Global Communications. He will retain responsibility for Nobel Biocare's corporate communications while also taking on worldwide marketing responsibilities. According to a press release, the company hopes to the move will increase the effectiveness of the company's marketing efforts while also making them more efficient.

Tech Smart: New views

June 06, 2012

Clichés often come from a kernel of truth, so while there might be some room to argue over how many words it actually takes to equal a picture, there’s no doubt that images are valuable communication aids.

The Key Group releases its 2012 U.S. Dental Laboratory Market Assessment

June 04, 2012

Featuring data covering material use and restoration trends in American dental laboratories, the 2012 U.S. Dental Laboratory Market Assessment and Trends Report was recently released by The Key Group. With data compiled from more than 300 U.S. laboratories, the report covers crown & bridge trends, digital technology adoption, implants, dentures and outsourcing.

Heraeus adds warranty to Artic Denture teeth lines

June 04, 2012

Putting itself further behind it's economy line of Artic denture teeth, Heraeus recently announced a 3-year warranty to back the brand. The 3-year warranty has already been in place for the company's premium Mondial teeth lines and it's mid-priced Basic teeth.