Objet and 3Shape Join Forces

March 21, 2012
Issue 7

Objet Geometries, the innovation leader in 3D printing, together with 3Shape A/S, a global leader in 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions for the Dental Industry, today announced the availability of a jointly developed solution that integrates with the 3Shape Dental System(TM) 2010, enabling its 3D restoration designs to be produced on the Objet Eden line of 3D P

Objet Geometries, the innovation leader in 3D printing, together with 3Shape A/S, a global leader in 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions for the Dental Industry, today announced the availability of a jointly developed solution that integrates with the 3Shape Dental System(TM) 2010, enabling its 3D restoration designs to be produced on the Objet Eden line of 3D Printing systems.

Dental labs can now look forward to a seamless digital workflow for production of dental restorations - all the way from 3D scanning of impressions and CAD-Design using 3Shape Dental System™, CAM preparation with 3Shape CAMbridge™, and on to final manufacturing and production on Objet Eden 3D Printers.

Complete integration is made possible by 3Shape's CAMbridge™ manufacturing software that brings the digital model information from Dental System™ onward to the Objet Studio™ software that communicates directly with the Objet Eden 3D printer.

"3Shape has worked closely with Objet to test and qualify the complete process required to produce dental components on Objet Eden 3D printers," says Avi Cohen, Head of Medical Solutions at Objet Geometries. "This includes special optimizations to ensure that components designed in 3Shapes's CAD software will always print reliably and accurately using Objet's additive manufacturing methods and techniques."

"We are very pleased to offer our dental lab customers access to complementary solutions from the 3Shape Dental System™. 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 certainly allowed a faster and a more successful implementation of the digital dental highway for all dental labs worldwide, bringing mass customization to small and mid-sized labs alike," concludes Avi Cohen.

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 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.      

About Objet Geometries

Objet Geometries Ltd., the innovation leader in 3D printing, develops, manufactures and globally markets ultra-thin-layer, high-resolution 3-dimensional printing systems and materials that utilize PolyJet™ polymer jetting technology, to print ultra-thin 16-micron layers. The market-proven Eden™ line of 3D Printing Systems and the Alaris™30 3D desktop printer are based on Objet's patented office-friendly PolyJet™ Technology. All Objet systems use Objet's FullCure® materials to create accurate, clean, smooth, and highly detailed 3D parts. Objet systems are in use by world leaders in many industries, such as Education, Medical/Medical Devices & Dental, Consumer Electronics, Automotive, toys, consumer goods, and footwear industries in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Japan. Founded in 1998, Objet serves its growing worldwide customer base through offices in USA, Mexico, Europe, Japan, China and Hong Kong, and a global network of distribution partners.