This strategic partnership between Oqton and Eplus3D will combine automated artificial intelligence-powered software with metal 3D printing capabilities.
Software company Oqton and metal 3D printing company Eplus3D have announced a strategic partnership to enhance workflows for dental labs, according to a press release from the companies. Oqton will provide its artificial intelligence (AI) manufacturing platform for Eplus3D printer users, hoping to automate previously manual processes and make production workflows more efficient.
Oqton’s AI operating system is designed to have transparency and traceability throughout the entire workflow, making each step easily monitored. Also included in this software is high-density layered nesting and interlocking 3D nesting of removable partial denture frames (RPDS). This is said to enable less post-processing time.
This operating system allows for scheduling, allowing lab technicians to optimize their time best and plan across multiple product sites. This partnership was created to serve customers, according to general manager—healthcare, Oqton, Kris Wouters.
“We’re excited to officially recognize Eplus3D as a trusted partner amongst a host of forward-thinking industry leaders,” said Wouters in the press release. “We are impressed with their commercial success based on the metal 3D printing technology they’ve developed, and its ability to help dental labs produce patient-specific devices such as crowns, bridges, and RPD frames. As we move forward, we will continue to deepen our technical collaboration, further helping customers achieve desired results with improved productivity while maintaining regulatory compliance.”
This new workflow solution has been a great help in boosting efficiency for head of engineering, MT3D, Willem Van Cauwenberge.
“Oqton allows us to get the most out of our EPlus3D printer,” said Van Cauwenberge in the press release. “It significantly simplifies and improves our workflows compared to our previous software solution, and more importantly, for dental parts, it almost completely automates the data preparation. Oqton saves us invaluable time setting up each build.”