3D Systems and Henry Schein enter multinational distribution agreement
Under a new agreement, Henry Schein will offer 3D Systems 3-D printers to its dental laboratory customers in the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, Australia, and Thailand.
3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it has entered into a multinational distribution agreement with Henry Schein Inc. (Nasdaq:HSIC), a provider of health-care products and services to office-based dental practitioners. Under the new agreement, Henry Schein will offer 3D Systems’ 3-D printers to its dental laboratory customers in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, and Thailand. The agreement substantially expands the reach of 3D Systems.
Under the terms of this agreement, Henry Schein will market and sell the micro-SLA ProJet 1200 and the new ProJet 3510 DPPro as part of its digital dental laboratory offering, which includes 3-D scanners, software, installation, and post-sales support.
"3D Systems is an industry leader in high-fidelity, precision 3-D printing," said Robert Gottlander, vice president of Global Prosthetic Solutions for Henry Schein. "We are very pleased to offer our dental lab customers 3D Systems' high-performance 3-D printers as part of our integrated digital dental solution."
Engineered specifically for the demanding dental lab environment, the new multipurpose ProJet 3510 DPPro 3-D printer provides round-the-clock printing capabilities and features a large build volume, allowing lab managers to rethink maximum throughput and tighten production schedules. With the ProJet 3510 DPPro, labs can print enhanced, highly accurate wax-ups for crowns, bridges, and partial denture frameworks, in addition to working models for crown and bridge, orthodontic, partial dentures, and dental models in USP Class VI-capable VisiJet Stoneplast.
The desktop ProJet 1200 puts industrial-grade SLA 3D printing in an affordable lab bench-top package. With specially engineered materials, including VisiJet FTX Green and VisiJet FTX Cast, this compact machine quickly produces dental wax-ups—for copings, bridges, and pressed ceramics—that are compatible with traditional workflows.
"We are excited to work with a leading digital dental solution provider of the caliber of Henry Schein," said Kevin McAlea, Chief Operating Officer, Healthcare Products, 3D Systems. "This agreement provides unprecedented access for our latest dental 3-D printers with a world-class organization that is uniquely qualified to deliver integrated digital dental solutions, services, and support to our mutual dental customers."
3D Systems’ dental solutions were showcased at the LMT Lab Day in Chicago between February 27 and 28, 2015, and will also be on display at IDS 2015, scheduled for March 10-14, 2015, in Cologne, Germany.
To find out more about 3D Systems, visit www.3dsystems.com.