SensAble names Core 3D as international milling partner

March 21, 2012

Issue 10

WOBURN, Mass. - SensAble Technologies Inc., a leading provider of dental restoration design and fabrication solutions, 3D modeling software and haptic devices, has named Core 3D Centres, a global supplier of digital manufacturing services to dental laboratories, as a SensAble Authorized Milling Center partner.

WOBURN, Mass. - SensAble Technologies Inc., a leading provider of dental restoration design and fabrication solutions, 3D modeling software and haptic devices, has named Core 3D Centres, a global supplier of digital manufacturing services to dental laboratories, as a SensAble Authorized Milling Center partner. As a multinational firm with 5 facilities serving more than 500 laboratories in 13 countries, Core 3D Centres will provide milling services for dental restorations in a variety of materials directly from digital design files created by the SensAble Dental Lab System. The partnership significantly expands SensAble’s network of localized production centers, and assures  SensAble’s customers around the globe have the choice, convenience and expertise they need to deliver precise, high quality milled restorations without the overhead required to have equipment and staff in-house.

“SensAble has rapidly established itself as an open and innovative dental lab player that values customer service and quality as highly as we do,” said Mark Maier, president of Core 3D Centre’s North American operations. Labs are already using the SensAble system to digitally design exceptional restorations, and now they can turn to Core 3D Centres to provide the exceptional milling services they need. We are eager to assist labs of any size and in any location in providing their doctors with the highest quality, best-fitting restorations that digital technology can deliver today.”

All Core 3D Centre milling locations –Benelux, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and the United States – are part of the production network. With its global reach and reputation for the utmost in quality, Core 3D Centre’s partnership with SensAble reaffirms the open, extensible nature of SensAble’s dental lab solutions, whose design files transfer readily into the latest milling systems. Each Centre includes a wide variety of state-of-the-art dental manufacturing equipment, enabling dental labs to outsource specialized milling and production services, and to choose from a broad array of highly aesthetic and high-strength materials, including its own branded Core™ Zirconia as well as IPS e.max™ and Lava™. Working with SensAble, Core 3D Centres can help dental labs maximize their growth and profits, while still exercising control over the final quality of the restorations.

“We’ve been using the SensAble system to digitally design crowns and bridges as well as removable partial dentures for quite some time,” said David Stricker, digital manager at Dental Prosthetic Services in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “It’s always given us incredible flexibility and versatility; but with the additional capability to mill substructures, we can now use SensAble to deliver full contour restorations that are either pressed ceramic over zirconia (PoZ) or fused porcelain to zirconia (PFZ). With SensAble and Core3D Centres, we get the best of both worlds – fast, accurate and consistent digital design and high-strength, highly-esthetic milled zirconia substructures.”

“Smart partnerships enable leading industry players to complement each other’s strengths and increase value to their collective customers,” said Bob Steingart, president of SensAble Dental Products. “Core 3D has an exceptional reputation, expansive global presence and corporate values that strongly align with our own. We are delighted to partner with their worldwide team to provide an extensive network of trusted production centers that support and expand our dental customer’s flexibility.”

About the SensAble Dental Lab System

The SensAble Dental Lab System is an integrated digital solution to scan, design and fabricate common dental restorations. It is the first integrated digital solution to support the production process for removable partial frameworks, as well as full contour crown and bridge. The system’s  3D “Virtual Touch” stylus allows technicians to digitally design multiple restoration types with unmatched speed and precision-while keeping the artistry and manual dexterity they have spent years perfecting. In the SensAble system, technicians hold a “haptic (touch-enabled) device instead of a computer mouse. They use virtual wax-up tools to literally “feel” the on-screen model as they apply, smooth and carve “digital wax.” This touch-enabled approach mimics the traditional method of hand modeling dental restorations-yet adds the consistency, precision and repeatability of a digital system. Sold and supported as an integrated system with exceptional customer support, the SDLS is truly the next generation in digital dentistry.

About SensAble Technologies

Founded in 1993, SensAble Technologies is the leading developer of 3D touch-enabled (force feedback) solutions and technology that allow users to not only see and hear an on-screen computer application, but to actually “feel” it. With 41 patents granted and more than 8,000 systems installed worldwide, SensAble Technologies' haptic technology is being used in applications ranging from designing toys and footwear, to surgical simulation and stroke rehabilitation, to dental restorations, as well as a range of research and robotic applications. The company markets its own 3D modeling solutions as well as its haptic devices and developer toolkits to medical, dental, design and manufacturing companies; educational and research institutions; and OEMs. SensAble products are available through direct and reseller channels worldwide. www.sensabledental.com.

SensAble and SensAble Technologies, Inc. are trademarks or registered trademarks of SensAble Technologies, Inc. Core3D Centres and Core Zirconia are trademarks of Core 3D Centres. Lava is a trademark of 3M 3SPE. IPS e.max is a trademark of Ivoclar Vivadent. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective holders.