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3Shape CAMbridge

Jan. 3, 2012
3Shape’s latest CAD/CAM automated manufacturing solution helps make milling and 3D printing easier.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark--3Shape A/S, a user-acclaimed leader in 3-D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions, has announced launch of CAMbridge 2011.The solution automates the manufacturing of CAD designs. With the latest CAMbridge 2011 release, 3Shape helps provide dental labs and manufacturing services with new levels of productivity through features for efficient milling and 3-D printing of complex dental restorations. 3Shape CAMbridge is also being successfully applied in a variety of other industries, including orthodontics, hearing instruments, and the production of industrial parts. CAMbridge has been updated in its automatic generation of sprues (connector pins) to support production of 3Shape’s latest dental design indications, such as removable partials and lab models. Additionally, new milling features include support for multiple milling directions with adding and editing of milling directions. 3Shape has improved the milling path for finishing surfaces and added a dedicated hole-making milling path based on spirals.Objet Geometries, a provider of manufacturing solutions for the dental industry, integrates 3Shape’s CAMbridge in its systems.“We have found the new CAMbridge software to be a perfect integration for both DentalSystem software, and our 3D printing systems,” said Avi Cohen, head of medical solutions at Objet. “The new CAMbridge delivers unique capabilities, such as built-in support for handling quality control in dental lab production environments, a range of options for creating ID-tags, and grouping of items and advanced placement with a unique setting for Objet dental users. It is for this reason that we highly recommend CAMbridge to our large dental users’ install base. The new CAMbridge is not only a powerful and efficient tool, but in our vision it is a must for all advanced dental lab owners."3Shape has introduced a new tool manager that allows users to maintain total control over tools and tool siblings during milling. The system alerts users regarding tool-usage, the need for tool replacement, and where tools should be inserted.CAMbridge 2011 contains a range of new support options and improvements. Not only has the system’s supports generator been enriched with more speed, but users will benefit from many user-friendly options, such as supports along ridges and minimum extent of foundations (braces). Besides the array of new features, the CAMbridge 2011 release provides a boosted platform for more efficient processing and added power for handling the large amount of data involved in CAD/CAM manufacturing processes. CAMbridge supports multiple large files and parallel processing of up to 10 items using the CAMbridge Assistant.3Shape releases Dental System 2012”Our new CAMbridge 2011 CAM software solution integrates smoothly with DentalSystem 2012,” explained David Fischer, CAMbridge group manager. “CAMbridge 2011 has been enhanced with many special features for dental manufacturing, such as flexible methods for hollowing and creating wall thickness for dental and orthodontic models.”The new CAMbridge 2011 release is available. Users who wish to benefit from this opportunity should contact a local 3Shape CAMbridge distributor.For more information, go to comment on this product, go to