The SensAble™ Dental Lab System is the first integrated digital solution to support the production process for partial frameworks as well as crown and bridge substructures. This solution uniquely incorporates “3D virtual touch” technology so that lab technicians can “feel” the on-screen image – and work as naturally and directly with a computer-based system as they do when using traditional hand-waxing techniques.
Once the digital wax-up is complete, the SensAble Dental Lab System automatically sends the digital data to the 3D Systems’ ProJet™ DP Production System. The ProJet™ printer uses an additive process to build up thin layers, creating an accurate resin pattern. The same 3-D printer creates the resin patterns for both partials and crown and bridge. The easy-to-use system can manufacture more than 100 units per build cycle, depending upon restoration type. The patterns have a smooth surface finish and can be cast in metal using traditional methods and materials.
“We are excited to team up with 3D Systems and integrate the ProJet™ DP 3000 into our digital dental solution,” said Bob Steingart, SensAble’s president and general manager of the company’s dental division. “The ProJet™ DP 3000 System consistently produces accurate patterns that our customers can feel confident in casting, knowing that their dentists will get dental restorations with a great fit.”
“We are pleased that our ProJet™ DP System has been chosen to play a significant part in this comprehensive, integrated dental solution from SensAble Technologies,” said Abe Reichental, 3D Systems’ president and chief executive officer. “With the combination of our and SensAble’s technologies, we are delivering a valuable digital solution to dental labs looking for a competitive advantage.”
About 3D Systems
3D Systems is a leading provider of 3-D Modeling, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing solutions. Its systems and materials reduce the time and cost of designing products and facilitate direct and indirect manufacturing by creating actual parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used for design communication and prototyping as well as for production of functional end-use parts: Transform your products.
About SensAble Technologies, Inc.
Founded in 1993, SensAble Technologies is a leading developer of 3D touch-enabled (force feedback) solutions and technology that allow users to not only see and hear an on-screen computer application, but to actually ‘feel’ it. With 32 patents granted and over 6,000 systems installed worldwide, SensAble Technologies’ haptic technology is being used in applications ranging from surgical simulation and stroke rehabilitation, to dental restorations, to designing toys and footwear; as well as a range of research and robotic applications. The company markets its own 3D modeling solutions as well as its haptic devices and developer toolkits to medical, dental, design, and manufacturing companies; educational and research institutions; and OEMs. SensAble products are available through direct and reseller channels worldwide.
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