ROCK HILL, South Carolina--3D Systems Corporation, a provider of 3-D Modeling, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing solutions, has announced that Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. has chosen its InVision DP 3-D Modeler to launch Sirona's new infiniDent wax pattern service.
After extensive research and testing with the 3-D Printer, Sirona has announced plans to use 3D Systems' InVision DP 3-D Modeler to fabricate inCoris WAX patterns as part of Sirona's infiniDent service, beginning in March.
The new inCoris WAX patterns are used by dental technicians who want fast, consistent and economical fabrication of full cast crowns, copings and bridge frameworks as well as full contour units for press ceramics or over metal and pure zirconium oxide substructures.
A dental professional scans a model, designs a virtual wax-up using 3-D software, then sends the data to the InVision or ProJet modelers to "print" wax-ups in layers. These systems can generate hundreds of units in each cycle. With built-in VisiJet DP 200 Material, the wax-ups have a smooth surface finish and can be cast or pressed with conventional techniques.
"The introduction of inCoris WAX vastly increases infiniDent's service offering for existing inLab and inEos users and provides them with more access to more materials," said Marcus Meier, MDT, manager of infiniDent. "We are convinced that dental laboratories utilizing these wax patterns will substantially increase their efficiencies when fabricating wax-patterns through infiniDent."
"We are very pleased that a world-class dental player like Sirona selected our dental professional production system," said Abe Reichental, 3D Systems' president and chief executive officer. "We believe that digital dentistry applications represent a significant growth opportunity for our company and expect to broaden our presence in this space with additional Additive Manufacturing solutions for dental labs."
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