ROCK HILL, S.C., March 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) today announced that its ProJet® 3510 MP 3D printer and proprietary VisiJet® Stoneplast dental materials are now also available for use with 3Shape Implant Studio™, allowing dental professionals to output accurate and fully functional dental implant drill guides that are designed using the 3Shape Implant Studio software. Implant Studio is 3Shape's newest software product for implant planning and surgical guide design. 3Shape Implant Studio will be launched in the EU countries in April 2014. Implant Studio is not available for sale in the US.
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The ProJet 3510 MP uses 3DS' proprietary Stoneplast dental material in a transparent or opaque build mode. The printed surgical guides are based on ready-to-print, Implant Studio-exported STL models to produce accurate, fully functional surgical guides.
"3D Systems' ProJet 3510 MP and Stoneplast materials produce accurate prints and easily integrate with our software for the ultimate distributed manufacturing solution," said Rune Fisker, VP Product Strategy, 3Shape. "This digital workflow with 3D printing integration brings the dental field a highly precise and affordable solution."
"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," said Lee Dockstader, VP Business Development, 3DS.
For complete product information on the ProJet 3510 MP dental printers, visit http://www.3dsystems.com/.
About 3D Systems Corporation
3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D printing centric design-to-manufacturing solutions including 3D printers, print materials and cloud sourced on-demand custom parts for professionals and consumers alike in materials including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. The company also provides integrated 3D scan-based design, freeform modeling and inspection tools. Its products and services replace and complement traditional methods and reduce the time and cost of designing new products by printing real parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used to rapidly design, create, communicate, prototype or produce real parts, empowering customers to manufacture the future.
Leadership Through Innovation and Technology
- 3DS invented 3D printing with its Stereolithography (SLA) printer and was the first to commercialize it in 1989.
- 3DS invented Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) printing and was the first to commercialize it in 1992.
- 3DS invented the Color-Jet-Printing (CJP) class of 3D printers and was the first to commercialize 3D powder-based systems in 1994.
- 3DS invented Multi-Jet-Printing (MJP) printers and was the first to commercialize it in 1996.
Today its comprehensive range of 3D printers is the industry's benchmark for production-grade manufacturing in aerospace, automotive, patient specific medical device and a variety of consumer, electronic and fashion accessories.
More information on the company is available at www.3DSystems.com.
3Shape is a Danish company specializing in the development and marketing of 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions designed for the creation, processing, analysis and management of high-quality 3D data for application in complex manufacturing processes. 3Shape envisions the age of "full digital dentistry," and its 400 employees, including more than 175 developers provide superior innovation power toward reaching this goal. 3Shape's flexible solutions empower dental professionals through automation of real workflows, and its systems are applied in thousands of labs in more than 100 countries worldwide, putting 3Shape technologies at the peak of the market in relation to units produced per day by dental technicians. With TRIOS®, 3Shape now brings its vast expertise and innovation power directly to dentists. 3Shape boosts its first-line distributor support network with a training and support force of over 50 in-house experts placed in 6 support and service centers strategically located around the globe. 3Shape is a privately-held company headquartered in Copenhagen, with the market's largest team dedicated to scanner and software development for the dental segment based in Denmark and Ukraine, production facilities in Poland, and Business Development & Support Offices at several locations in Europe, in North America, Latin America and in Asia.
Source:3D Systems Corporation