ROCK HILL, S.C., March 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today it has entered into a multi-national distribution agreement with Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSIC), the world's largest provider of healthcare products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. Under the new agreement, Henry Schein will offer 3DS' dental 3D printers to its dental laboratory customers in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Australia and Thailand. The agreement substantially expands 3DS' dental labs reach and integrates its printers into Henry Schein's complete digital dental solution.
Under the terms of this agreement, Henry Schein will market and sell 3DS' micro-SLA ProJet® 1200 and its new ProJet® 3510 DPPro as part of its digital dental laboratory offering, which includes 3D scanners, software, installation and post-sales support.
"3D Systems is an industry leader in high-fidelity, precision 3D printing," said Robert Gottlander, Vice President, Global Prosthetic Solutions, Henry Schein. "We are very pleased to offer our dental lab customers 3D Systems' high-performance 3D printers as part of our integrated digital dental solution."
Engineered specifically for the demanding dental lab environment, the new multipurpose ProJet 3510 DPPro 3D printer provides round-the-clock printing capabilities and features a large build volume, allowing lab managers to rethink maximum throughput and tighten production schedules. With the ProJet 3510 DPPro, labs can print enhanced, highly accurate wax-ups for crowns, bridges and partial denture frameworks, in addition to working models for crown and bridge, orthodontic, partial dentures, and dental models in USP Class VI-capable VisiJet® Stoneplast.
The desktop ProJet 1200 puts industrial-grade SLA 3D printing in an affordable lab bench-top package. With specially engineered materials, including VisiJet® FTX Green and VisiJet® FTX Cast, this compact machine quickly produces dental wax-ups — for copings, bridges and pressed ceramics — that are compatible with traditional workflows.
"We are excited to work with a leading digital dental solution provider of the caliber of Henry Schein," said Kevin McAlea, Chief Operating Officer, Healthcare Products, 3DS. "This agreement provides unprecedented access for our latest dental 3D printers with a world-class organization that is uniquely qualified to deliver integrated digital dental solutions, services and support to our mutual dental customers."
3DS' dental solutions were showcased at the LMT LAB DAY Chicago February 27 – 28, 2015, and will also be on display at IDS 2015, March 10–14, 2015, in Cologne, Germany.
To find out more about 3DS' dental solutions and see how 3DS is manufacturing the future, visit www.3dsystems.com.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. The Company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index, Henry Schein employs more than 17,500 Team Schein Members and serves more than 1 million customers.
The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 100,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 150,000 additional products available as special-order items. The Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 28 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $10.4 billion in 2014, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 16% since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit the Henry Schein website at www.henryschein.com.
About 3D Systems
3D Systems provides the most advanced and comprehensive 3D digital design and fabrication solutions available today, including 3D printers, print materials and cloud-sourced custom parts. Its powerful ecosystem transforms entire industries by empowering professionals and consumers everywhere to bring their ideas to life using its vast material selection, including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. 3DS' leading personalized medicine capabilities save lives and include end-to-end simulation, training and planning, and printing of surgical instruments and devices for personalized surgery and patient specific medical and dental devices. Its democratized 3D digital design, fabrication and inspection products provide seamless interoperability and incorporate the latest immersive computing technologies. 3DS' products and services disrupt traditional methods, deliver improved results and empower its customers to manufacture the future now.
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 ColorJet Printing (CJP) class of 3D printers and was the first to commercialize 3D powder-based systems in 1994.
- 3DS invented MultiJet Printing (MJP) printers and was the first to commercialize it in 1996.
- 3DS Medical Modeling pioneered virtual surgical planning (VSP) and its services are world-leading, helping many thousands of patients on an annual basis.
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.
Source:3D Systems Corporation