3D printer manufacturer Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS ) has announced plans to work with Scheu Dental on orthodontic labs. Through Stratasys' 3D printing capabilities, Scheu will be able to quickly and accurately produce crowns, bridges, and various orthodontic appliances, practically as soon as needed.
Both companies expect the collaboration to expand global sales of digital orthodontics. Scheu Dental CEO Christian Scheu believes the partnership has helped springboard the dental industry into the digital age, by allowing "a faster and a more successful collaboration of the digital orthodontics highway for all orthodontic labs worldwide, bringing mass customization to small and mid-sized labs alike."
Through the collaboration, Stratasys' Director of Global Dental, Avi Cohen, expects both companies to continue to "provide productive and complete digital solutions to the market [as well as] dental labs with a full digital lab solution that sets new productivity standards."