3D Printing

3D Systems Partners with 3Shape for Dental Solutions

3D Systems’ Projet 3510 Dental Printer, processing Stoneplast dental materials, now 3D prints drill guides from 3Shape Implant Studio, 3Shape’s newest software product for dental implant planning and surgical guide design. Implant Studio will be launched in the EU this month. Where the powerful personalised production combination is available, dental professionals will be able to look forward to outputting accurate and fully functional dental implant drill guides.

The process uses Implant Studio to produce standard 3D file format .STL models, which can then be imported into the high quality 3D Systems’ ProJet 3510 MP. From there they are used to produce accurate, fully functional surgical guides in 3D Systems’ Stoneplast dental material.

3D Systems’ Lee Dockstader, Vice President of Business Development, said: “We are very pleased to offer our dental lab customers a proven solution for manufacturing drill guides using 3Shape’s new Implant Studio software, a solution that combines the latest products from two leading providers forming a powerful and affordable manufacturing tool.”

3Shape, a privately-held Danish company headquartered in Copenhagen specialises in the development and marketing of 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions. Its products are designed for high-quality 3D data for application in complex manufacturing processes. The company has outlined its vision for “full digital dentistry,” which strongly encompasses 3D printing. 3Shape has a strong distributor support network with a large global training and support team. Stoneplast output, meanwhile, can be 3D printed either as a transparent or opaque build, opening a range of options to the custom needs of the end user.