Paris, March 12, 2019, at 7:00 am,
3D printing for the dental industry enters a new phase of industrialization
While several of its customers already own a number of MOVINGLight® ProMaker L series (L7000, L5000, LD10 and LD20) 3D printers, offering very high levels of productivity, certain applications require even faster production speeds.
In the orthodontics market, the boom in clear aligners means that certain customers produce several thousand aligners per day. In order to meet the new challenges posed by this personalized mass production, Prodways has combined the productivity of its dedicated dental machines with robotics and automation techniques in which its parent company, Groupe Gorgé, is an expert.
Thanks to its unique expertise, Prodways partnered with a leading clear aligner workflow software player in order to propose an integrated robotic solution for the production of clear aligners. This solution will be unveiled for the first time at the IDS dental trade fair which takes place in Cologne, Germany, from March 12-16 2019.
This automated modular system covers all production phases: from design to 3D printing, and from thermoforming of the aligners to their packaging, and all 24/7.
The different versions of this automated 3D modular system can produce more than 2,000 clear aligners per day. The modules are equipped with 2 or more machines consuming more than 2 tons of materials per year.
- About Prodways Group
PRODWAYS GROUP is a specialist in industrial and professional 3D printing with a unique positioning as an integrated European player. The group has developed right across the 3D printing value chain (software, machines, materials, parts & services) with a high value added technological industrial solution. PRODWAYS GROUP offers a wide range of 3D printing systems and premium composite, hybrid and powder materials (SYSTEMS division). The company also manufactures and markets parts on demand, prototypes and small production run 3D printed items in plastic and metal (PRODUCTS division). The Group targets a significant number of sectors, from aeronautics to healthcare.
In 2018, the company's revenue was €61M.
PRODWAYS GROUP is a Groupe Gorgé company.
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