Dentsply Sirona, the largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, and Carbon, a leading Silicon Valley-based digital manufacturing company, today announced a strategic collaboration to deliver new denture materials for Carbon digital 3D printing production solutions.
As Carbon’s Paul DiLaura confirmed in our recent interview, it is possible to develop custom materials for Carbon systems. “We’re very excited to team with Carbon to deliver a total seamless workflow for increasing laboratory efficiency and elevate state-of-art materials for removable appliance fabrication in the 3D dental printing space,” said Julie Mroziak, Vice President Lab at Dentsply Sirona.
Leveraging Carbon printers and innovative Digital Light Synthesis technology for high-resolution output and high-throughput capacity, the new Dentsply Sirona materials will establish a paradigm shift in terms of strength, aesthetics, and laboratory efficiencies for 3D printed dentures. Dentsply Sirona brings over 100 years of experience in the development of denture materials, as well as extensive expertise in scanning, and CAD/CAM software including well-known brands such as Lucitone, IPN, and inLab that are globally recognized for quality and durability.
“This partnership with Dentsply Sirona is a testament to Carbon’s global vision and mission to enhance the digital ecosystem,” said Brian Ganey, General Manager of Carbon’s Dental Business. “Together, we will be able to offer the marketplace a complete digital denture solution that is superior in terms of strength and aesthetics. With Carbon as the leading digital manufacturer in digital dentistry and Dentsply Sirona’s global leadership in removable appliances, we can deliver an unmatched offering that benefits both the dental laboratory and the patient.”
Carbon offers a revolutionary alternative to 3D printing, using light and oxygen to rapidly produce high-quality, end-use products from a pool of resin. Its robust and reliable family of 3D printers based on proprietary Digital Light Synthesis technology, coupled with its innovative software and broad portfolio of materials, deliver a complete and comprehensive digital manufacturing solution for all dental production needs.
Carbon solutions significantly improve efficiency and accuracy, reduce time from design to manufacture and provide important features such as part traceability and serialization through next-gen software design tools. With Carbon, everything is digitally traceable, down to a unique ID that can automatically be engraved or embossed on any part. This capability is particularly valuable for highly regulated industries like dental, where the FDA will increasingly require part-specific data to ensure product performance and patient safety.
The Dentsply Sirona denture materials for Carbon digital manufacturing solutions are slated to be available in the US later in 2019.