In this edition of Sliced, the 3D Printing Industry digest, we feature Artec 3D, Threeding, ColorFabb, NeoMetrix Technologies, Creaform, EnvisionTec, Twindom, Zahn Dental, and Formlabs.
3D Scanning to preserve historic artifacts
3D scanning company Artec and 3D printing marketplace Threeding scanned a private palaeontology collection. To scan the fossils, Artec Spider and Eva scanners were used.
In other news involving scanning to preserve historic artifacts, 3D Printing Industry are on the road with Jonathan Beck of Scan the World as he travels around France capturing 3D scans of ancient artworks. Subscribe to our newsletter to make sure you don’t miss our next article about the Scan the World cultural heritage project.
NeoMetrix Technologies announces reseller status for Creaform
NeoMetrix has sold Creaform’s 3D scanning products since 2010. Now, the company has strategic reseller status. Creaform are the producers of several scanning devices such as the HandySCAN700 and MetraSCAN Elite 3D Scanners. While NeoMetrix Technologies of Florida are an additive manufacturing solutions company.
Dan Perreault, President of NeoMetrix Technologies, said,
We believe that we achieved this level of success with Creaform products because of our philosophy of addressing each specific customer’s needs, rather than just pushing to sell products.
ColorFabb’s new Headquarters
Dutch filament company, ColorFabb has announced a new headquarters in Belfeld, Netherlands. Having started out in a small garage, the company are understandably very proud of their progress.
Regarding this new location, the company said,
We have an ambitious vision and to accomplish this vision we need the right tools. Moving into the new building is important for colorFabb, since it enables us to bring that vision to reality in 2017 and beyond.
EnvisionTec unveils new printer
The Vida cDLM 3D printer, from EnvisionTec was announced during Chicago’s LMT Lab day. The 3D printer uses the Continuous Digital Light Manufacturing (cDLM) technique and is intended for the dental industry.
Al Siblani, CEO, said,
We are excited to bring the Vida cDLM to the dental industry. Our expanding dental 3D printer line is now unrivalled for productivity, accuracy and flexibility of materials.
The dental sector is increasing making use of 3D printing, as Straumann recently announced they are looking to acquire a 3D printing company.
Dental company to retail Formlabs 3D printers
Also in the world of dentistry, Zahn Dental, a Henry Schein company, will sell Formlabs SLA 3D printers. Zahn Dental is the largest distributor to dental laboratories in North America. This announcement adds commercial validation to the 3D printing industry’s value proposition for the dental industry. As 3D Printing Industry recently reported Dubai’s Dental Authority hoping to begin 3D printing teeth later this year.
Ken Haldeman, General Manager at Zahn Dental said the agreement, “underscores our commitment to providing customers with digital solutions they can rely on for their surgical needs.”
By continuing to offer innovative material and technology, we – together with our partners, such as Formlabs – are helping drive the adoption of digital dentistry, which is powered by 3D printing.
Twindom releases updated 3D body scanner
Californian scanning company Twindom has updated their portable body scanner. According to Twindom, the device can now be assembled in just 20 minutes. This due to a new twist and lock feature which means there is no need to fiddle with screws or bolts.
Twindom, as well as their clients, transport the scanner to a number of events to scan customers. For this reason, to assemble the device quickly and easily is obviously very beneficial. Will Drevno, one of the co-founders of Twindom said,
One of the biggest asks we would get from customers taking their Twinstants to lots of events to sell 3D printed figurines, were for making the setup process simpler.
In addition, the company has also tweaked their software to create a more seamless scanning process.
Featured image shows Twindom 3D Prints among Star Trek figurines. Photo via Twindom.