3M ESPE Lava opens to 3Shape data input

March 21, 2012

Issue 3

3Shape A/S, a global leader in 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions, announces an exciting new collaboration with 3M ESPE that will provide laboratories with enhanced flexibility in their equipment, material and workflow options.

3Shape A/S, a global leader in 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions, announces an exciting new collaboration with 3M ESPE that will provide laboratories with enhanced flexibility in their equipment, material and workflow options.

The new partnership enables 3Shape’s design output to be produced in Lava™ Zirconia through Authorized Lava Milling Centers and equipment. Additionally, dentists using the Lava™ Chairside Oral Scanner C.O.S will now be able to send their scans to laboratories that employ 3Shape’s Dental System™, greatly expanding their CAD/CAM possibilities.

“This partnership will create new benefits for many laboratories,” says Flemming Thorup, CEO of 3Shape A/S. “Users of ?both systems can now broaden their options in relation to workflows and materials, and additionally open a whole range ?of business opportunities with practicing dentists in the field.”

The 3M ESPE collaboration is in complete harmony with 3Shape’s goal to create versatile business modules that integrate ?smoothly with a variety of manufacturing solutions to benefit dental labs of any size. The 3Shape and 3M ESPE interface is ?targeted for release later this year. For availability, 3Shape users should contact their reseller.

About 3Shape A/S
3Shape A/S is a Danish company specializing in the development and marketing of 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions designed for the creation, processing, analysis and management of high-quality 3D data for application in complex manufacturing processes. 3Shape envisions the age of the “full digital dental lab,” and its more than 65 developers provide superior innovation power toward reaching this goal. 3Shape’s flexible solutions empower dental technicians through automation of real workflows and its systems are applied in thousands of labs in more than 60 countries worldwide, reaching the market’s #1 record for units produced per day by dental technicians. 3Shape is a privately-held company headquartered in Copenhagen, with the market’s largest development team in Denmark and Ukraine, production facilities in Poland, and Sales and Support Offices in New Jersey, USA and Shanghai, China. For further information regarding 3shape A/S, please refer to www.3Shape.com.

About 3M ESPE
3M ESPE manufactures and markets more than 2‚000 products and services designed to help dental professionals improve their patients’ oral healthcare. 3M Health Care‚ one of 3M’s six major business segments‚ provides world-class innovative products and services to help health care professionals improve the practice and delivery of patient care in medical‚ oral care‚ drug delivery and health information markets. The recently created 3M Digital Oral Care Department, part of the 3M ESPE Division, aims to accelerate and strengthen 3M’s efforts to lead the digital transformation that is occurring in oral care. For more information on the complete 3M ESPE line of dental products visit the 3M ESPE Web site at www.3MESPE.com or call the 3M ESPE Technical Hotline at 800-634-2249. Products are available for purchase through authorized 3M ESPE distributors.