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Straumann complements its all-in-one solutions with Rapid Shape 3D printers

  • Distribution agreement signed with Rapid Shape 3D printers
  • Straumann to sell its own branded 3D-printing systems made by Rapid Shape for producing temporary restorations, models, drill templates and more

Basel, 8 March 2017: Straumann has signed a distribution agreement to supply Rapid Shape 3D-printers to dental practices and laboratories around the world as part of Straumann’s validated digital workflow for tooth replacement. The Group will present the systems at the world’s largest Dental Trade Exhibition, the International Dental Show, which opens on 21 March in Cologne.

Rapid Shape 3D printers enable dental labs to produce temporary prosthetic restorations, models and drill templates in certified precision for guided surgery, very quickly and efficiently. Further applications, including partial frameworks, bite splints and ortho models, can also be produced. The compact, reliable printers are simple and intuitive to operate and can print drill templates or temporaries in approximately 16 minutes. Another key advantage is the open system approach, which allows customers to choose from a wide variety of certified materials from multiple suppliers. Straumann will sell the printers under its own brand, seamlessly connected into its CARES digital workflow.

Marco Gadola, CEO of the Straumann Group, commented: “We offer an exciting portfolio of integrated solutions, including leading chairside and lab-based scanning and milling technology, 3D in-lab printing and central milling – all combined with interconnected software platforms, validated workflows, and materials, including our own new glass ceramic ‘n!ce’. All of this together with service support, implants and biomaterials is now conveniently available from a single source”.

The distribution agreement is non-exclusive. The agreement with Rapid Shape is worldwide

About Rapid Shape

Headquartered in Germany, Rapid Shape specializes in the development and manufacture of high-end 3D-printing systems for additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping. As an innovation-leader in the field, Rapid Shape’s printers are based on proprietary technology which sets standards in terms of speed, reliability and precision. Rapid Shape’s solutions are optimized for dentistry and other healthcare applications. Precision, quality and a partnership-approach together with extensive customer support are its hallmarks.

About Straumann The Straumann Group (SIX: STMN) is a global leader in tooth replacement solutions that restore smiles and confidence. It unites global and international brands that stand for excellence, innovation and quality in tooth replacement and esthetics, including Straumann, Instradent, Neodent, and Medentika, etkon and other fully/partly owned companies and partners.

In collaboration with leading clinics, institutes and universities, the Group researches, develops, manufactures and supplies dental implants, instruments, CADCAM prosthetics, biomaterials and digital solutions for use in tooth replacement and restoration or to prevent tooth loss.

Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, the Group employs 3800 people worldwide and its products, solutions and services are available in more than 100 countries through a broad network of distribution subsidiaries and partners

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