Medical & Dental

3D Systems partners with Amann Girrbach for faster dental device production

3D Systems has announced that Amann Girrbach, an Austrian dental technologies company, will be utilizing its award-winning NextDent 5100 3D printer to optimize dental device production.

As a result, Ceramill, Amann Girrbach’s suite of CAD/CAM software, has been integrated into 3D Systems’ 3D Sprint software for use in the NextDent 5100. This will better equip dental labs and clinics for the faster production of dental devices.

“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 Ceramill workflow,” said Rik Jacobs, Vice President, General Manager, Dental, 3D Systems.

“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.”

The Ceramill Digital Dental workflow with the NextDent 5100. Photo via 3D Systems.
The Ceramill Digital Dental workflow with the NextDent 5100. Image via 3D Systems.

Additive manufacturing dental solutions

With partners in over 90 countries worldwide, Amann Girrbach offers thousands of dental lab customers various solutions using additive manufacturing technologies to produce precision trays, models, surgical guides, dentures, orthodontic splints, crowns, and bridges. From its Ceramill Map 600 high-performance scanner to the Ceramill Therm S speed sintering furnace, Amann Girrbach aims to enable a complete in-house process chain for such digital dental devices.

Using Figure 4 technology, NextDent 5100 is said to have print speeds up to 4x faster and than competitive systems, with significantly reduced manufacturing cost. As an integrated single-source solution, this 3D printer is capable of printing biocompatible dental materials and is targeted towards lab managers, dental technicians, dental prosthetic technicians and clinical prosthodontists, and orthodontists. Christian Ermer, Head of Product Management at Amann Girrbach 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.”

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Featured image shows the Ceramill Digital Dental workflow with the NextDent 5100. Image via 3D Systems.