3D Systems and Amann Girrbach have collaborated to integrate 3D Systems' NextDent 5100 3D printing solution into its Ceramill system digital dental workflow.
This will allow the Austrian-based company, which has partners in over 90 countries worldwide, to offer its thousands of dental lab customers an expanded integrated solution that combines dental-optimized 3D printing with its suite of CAD/CAM software, digital milling and testing equipment.
Powered by 3D Systems’ proprietary Figure 4 technology, NextDent 5100 is a complete 3D printing dental solution that produces precision trays, models, surgical guides, dentures, orthodontic splints, crowns and bridges at print speeds up to 4x faster and at significantly reduced cost compared to competitive systems.
It supports the industry’s most extensive dental materials portfolio with 30 unique biocompatible and CE-certified NextDent materials available to cover a broad range of dental applications for lab managers, dental technicians, dental prosthetic technicians and clinical prosthodontists and orthodontists.
3D Systems 3D Sprint software provides a single interface for file preparation, editing, printing and management, and is now fully integrated with the Ceramill CAD/CAM workflow.
Amann Girrbach product management head Christian Ermer said: “With the addition of 3D Systems’ NextDent 5100 3D printing to our Ceramill System, we can offer our customers a more feature-rich digital dental workflow that will make them more competitive and efficient.
“For example, a dental model is an important part of the restoration process and now with the Next Dent 5100 our customers can print their own models cost-effectively without having to move outside the Ceramill workflow.
“The NextDent 5100 can also produce bridges, crowns and even the full denture which dramatically lowers production costs and reduces turnaround time. This is certainly a win-win for our customers and their dental patients.”
3D Systems dental general manager and vice president Rik Jacobs said: “Additive manufacturing is transforming the way dental applications are planned, produced and delivered, due in large part to the wide variety of NextDent materials that are regulatory approved and clinically evaluated. We are pleased that Amann Girrbach, an industry leader in dental CAD/CAM solutions, is adopting our NextDent 5100 as the additive component in the Ceramlll workflow.
“Amann Girrbach’s customers are getting a trusted connection – a complete fast and accurate dental 3D printing solution that will work seamlessly with their existing Ceramill equipment and processes. This new partnership with Amann Girrbach is an important milestone in our strategy to redefine digital dentistry and demonstrate our ability to optimize production workflows.”
Source: Company Press Release