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Objet, 3Shape join forces

July 13, 2010
Companies provide dental labs a design-to-production solution.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, and REHOVOT, Israel--3Shape A/S, a leader in 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions for the dental industry, together with Objet Geometries, a provider of 3D printing systems for rapid prototyping and manufacturing, have announced the availability of a solution that integrates with the 3Shape Dental System 2010.The solution enables 3Shape 3D restoration designs to be produced on the Objet Eden line of 3D printing systems. Dental labs can expect a digital workflow for production of dental restorations--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. 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,” said Avi Cohen, head of Medical Solutions at Objet Geometries. “This includes special optimizations to insure 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. The versatility of 3Shape’s Dental System enables it to integrate with the market’s best dental manufacturing solutions. The fine-detail printing, adequate layer thickness, and smooth surface output make Objet’s 3D printing systems suitable for the manufacture of dental restorations. “3Shape’s goal is to provide productive and complete digital solutions to the market,” says Rune Fisker, vice president of product strategy, at 3Shape. “By integrating our Dental System with the user-established speed and cost-efficient processing found in Objet 3D printers, dental labs can get a full digital lab solution that sets new productivity standards.”The new interface capabilities are already available with the latest 3Shape Dental System and CAMbridge releases.For further information, refer to and visit read more about CAD/CAM, go to CAD/CAM.To comment on this product, go to