Graphy presents first direct 3D-printed aligner with shape memory function

December 7, 2021 | News

COLOGNE, Germany: At the 39th International Dental Show (IDS) in September, South Korean manufacturer Graphy showcased the world’s first direct 3D-printed aligner, produced from the company’s own 3D printing resin. The aligner is equipped with a shape memory function, meaning the polymers remember the original printed shape. According to Graphy, its product is the only one available on the market featuring this property. To find out more about this innovative orthodontic solution, Dental Tribune International (DTI) visited the company’s booth at IDS 2021.

Nexa3D partners with 3D DDS to distribute 3D-printing technology to dentists and laboratories

November 30, 2021 | Business

VENTURA, Calif., U.S.: Dental professionals can now make the most of Nexa3D’s portfolio of ultrafast polymer 3D printers owing to a new reseller partnership between the company and 3D DDS. The latter is a leading dental distributor of digital and 3D-printing technologies and supplies and a provider of technical services and training to dental professionals. The two companies say that the development will make ultrafast 3D printing a reality for more dentists and dental technicians.

SprintRay and Nobel Biocare announce 3D-printing partnership

November 29, 2021 | News

LOS ANGELES, U.S.: SprintRay, a 3D printer manufacturer that focuses on digital dentistry, announced last week that it has commenced a partnership with the pioneering international implantology specialist Nobel Biocare. The agreement will result in Nobel Biocare becoming an authorized distributor of SprintRay’s 3D-printing technology.

Formnext prepared for successful return as in-person event

November 15, 2021 | News

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany: Formnext is a leading international exhibition for additive manufacturing and industrial 3D printing. This year, the event will take place on 16–19 November in Frankfurt and return to its in-person format. According to the organisers, Formnext 2021 will feature more than 600 exhibitors, 55% of which are from abroad, and offer an extensive and diverse supporting programme, including talks by industry experts.

Dental 3D printing adoption across Asia Pacific—Top three trends and forecast

November 11, 2021 | News

The digital dentistry market in Asia Pacific has started to gain traction because of technological advances and the demand for improved precision, although the markets lag severely behind North America and Europe.

Interview: “Digital technologies are fundamentally changing the dynamics of our industry”

November 9, 2021 | Interviews

Stephan Kreimer is a master dental technician who runs a dental laboratory in Warendorf in Germany. Since he developed an interest in technology early on, Kreimer was always eager to integrate dental technologies into his workflow. Now, more than a decade later, innovative technologies such as CAD/CAM, CNC milling and 3D printing are shaping his work and offer increased efficiency. In this interview with Dental Tribune International, Kreimer shares his journey from a conventional to a digital laboratory and weighs up the advantages of investing in an in-house 3D printer.

SprintRay announces multiyear partnership with Usain Bolt

October 25, 2021 | Advertorial

LOS ANGELES, U.S.: SprintRay, a global medtech pioneer and industry leader in digital dentistry and 3D-printing solutions, has recently announced a five-year partnership with eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt. Bolt and SprintRay are also collaborating with the Jamaica Dental Association to invest in the launch of Bolt Labs, powered by SprintRay, an initiative with a mission to make world-class digital dental care accessible to Jamaica.

TRUMPF presents solution for more efficient abutment printing

October 22, 2021 | Advertorial

DITZINGEN, Germany: At this year’s International Dental Show, high-technology company TRUMPF unveiled a new processing solution that makes the production of customised implant-supported dental prostheses more efficient. The new process focuses on the manufacturing of dental abutments and can be retrofitted to the current series of TRUMPF TruPrint 1000 3D printers.

3D printing: Materialise introduces Dental Module for Magics

October 19, 2021 | News

LEUVEN, Belgium: It comes as no surprise that dentistry is becoming increasingly digitalised. Following the trend, Materialise, a global leader of 3D-printing solutions, has recently introduced a new Dental Module for Magics. This addition to the Magics software is designed to enable dental laboratories to fully optimise and automate their 3D-printing preparation workflow for dental applications.

Interview: “Our service meets all of the needs that arise in the dental clinic and laboratory”

October 15, 2021 | Advertorial | News

Intra-oral scanners and 3D printers were two of the biggest topics in the halls of this year’s International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne in Germany in September. At the show, Dental Tribune International visited the booth of SHINING 3D and spoke with Riccardo Molinelli, regional sales manager for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, about the company and its new Aoralscan intra-oral scanner and AccuFab-L4D large-format dental 3D printer.

3D printing: Revolution in dentistry

October 5, 2021 | News

3D printing has arrived in dentistry. Like with the other great paradigm shifts of the past 50 years in the profession (cosmetic dentistry, implants and diagnostics), major advances are very apparent on the near horizon. The needs are many, the technologies numerous, the applications almost unlimited and the potential open-ended. Just like cosmetic materials and techniques brought aesthetic restorative dentistry into the hands of every practitioner, 3D printing promises to bring functional and artistic control of the restorative process into the chairside setting.

3D printing: “We like to maximise output and quality at an affordable price”

September 24, 2021 | Advertorial

3D printing has been a major topic at IDS 2021. Based in Budapest in Hungary, VOXELTEK develops and manufactures technology for dental laboratories and offers them an easy introduction to implementing a digital workflow and a quick return on investment. Dental Tribune International spoke with László Diósi, global sales manager at VOXELTEK, and Tamás Liszkai, the company’s product development manager, to find out more.

SprintRay launches Protect a Smile campaign

September 24, 2021 | Advertorial

LOS ANGELES, U.S.: SprintRay, a 3D printer manufacturer that focuses on digital dentistry, has recently launched a campaign that aims to help protect smiles from damage caused by stress-related parafunctional and physiological issues, including bruxism and tooth fractures. As the need for occlusal splints continues to rise, the company believes that dental practices should acquire an in-office 3D printer for quickly and efficiently producing low-cost, high-quality occlusal appliances and subsequently increasing not only practice profitability but also access to occlusal care.

3D printing in dentistry: Future-proof technology?

September 24, 2021 | News

LOS ANGELES, U.S.: Technological advancements in dentistry are like a motor force that drives innovation and growth. This is true for digital dentistry. Digital technology continues to advance dentistry, and although not everyone has embraced this technological evolution, most dental professionals would agree that going digital is the way forward. For one thing, the benefits of 3D printing in dentistry are plentiful. It allows dental professionals to stay up to date and is more cost-efficient compared with analog methods. There are constant software updates, frequent launches of new dental materials and rapidly evolving applications in dentistry.

Interview: Fast, affordable and aesthetic 3D-printed dental restorations

September 24, 2021 | Advertorial

BEGO is a modern company with 130 years of dental expertise that has made a name for itself in 3D printing—most recently with the introduction of the world’s first tooth-coloured, ceramic-filled hybrid material, VarseoSmile Crown plus, for the 3D printing of definitive restorations. In this interview, Thomas Kwiedor, head of business development for 3D printing at BEGO, speaks about the advantages of 3D printing compared with current digital dental solutions and about the benefits it brings for dentists, dental technicians and patients.

Interview: “3D printing in dentistry is much more than just a new technology”

September 23, 2021 | Interviews

Patrick Thurm is the managing director and general manager for Europe at SprintRay, a young 3D printing company that opened its European branch office in May 2021 in Weiterstadt in Germany, close to Frankfurt Airport. In this interview, Thurm talks about the current state of the 3D-printing market and what future developments he foresees for this technology and traditional milling systems.

IDS 2021 presents the status quo and potential of additive manufacturing

September 23, 2021 | News

COLOGNE, Germany: Additive manufacturing (3D printing) offers all the prerequisites for customised design. Its adoption in the dental industry means that dentists and dental technicians are therefore destined to take a pioneering role in popularising it. The current status of 3D printing, as well as ideas about its future direction, will be highlighted at IDS 2021.

Interview: “Our 3D-printing solution is born from the dental community”

September 20, 2021 | Interviews

3D printing is here to stay, and it continues to be one of the major topics in dentistry. Just recently, Dental Tribune International had the pleasure of speaking with Patrick Thurm, the managing director and general manager for Europe at SprintRay. In this interview, Mr Thurm talks about expansion and about the current state of the 3D-printing market and discusses what distinct features set the SprintRay Pro apart from other 3D printers currently used in dentistry.

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