Objet and DemaPlasTech to Host South Africa Digital Dentistry Open House

March 13th event to include discussions of emerging digital dentistry opportunities for dental labs dentistry
and live demonstration of 3D printing

Objet Ltd., the innovation leader in 3D printing for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing, and DemaPlasTech Rapid Prototyping Pty Ltd., Objet’s South Africa distributor, today announced a Digital Dentistry Open House for dentists and dental laboratory professionals. The open house will take place at Blandford Manor in Northriding, Gauteng, on March 13.

The program will highlight:
Digital dentistry solutions for dental lab owners
Outsourcing or in-house production of stone models
Advances in intra-oral digital scanning and design of implant guides3D printing live-demo with Objet

Experts with extensive experience in different aspects of digital dentistry will speak at the event. A world-leading developer of 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions for dental applications will discuss digital dentistry scanners and software and present the software and solutions for digital dentistry. Nikolay Bitkin, from the Center of Dental Implantology (CDI), the maker of the Implant-Assistant software suite for dental implant, oral and maxillofacial surgery planning, will provide an introduction to Implant-Assistant solutions and a presentation on designing guides for drilling implants and 3D-printed guides.

Avi Cohen, Head of Medical Solutions at Objet, will present case studies in modelling for dental prosthetics, orthodontics, surgical devices, and more, using Objet’s 3D printers and materials.

Interest in Digital Dentistry on the Rise

“We look forward to sharing with local South African companies the insight we’ve gained through working with dental laboratories around the world,” said Gilad Bet Halevi, Regional Manager for Africa at Objet. “The dentistry business is increasingly going digital, and companies that have made the move are enjoying improved service and turnaround times, enhanced quality and reduced costs. There is an excellent opportunity for companies in South Africa to do the same.”

Jacques Kleynhans, Director at DemaPlasTech, added: “Our experience in the broad South African market shows that interest in digital dentistry is on the rise. Forward-looking laboratories are eager to introduce state of the art technologies to gain a valuable market advantage. Objet’s 3D Printers, with their accuracy, biocompatible materials and easy integration into the laboratory setting, offer just the technological edge they are looking for.”

The Digital Dentistry Open House will take place at Blandford Manor, 106 Hyperion Drive, Northriding, on March 13. For more information, or to register, please contact Carmen Grobbelaar at carmen@demaplastech.co.za.

For more information about digital dentistry and Objet solutions, visit http://www.objetdental.com.

Watch how Albensi Labs and Clearstep have benefitted from Objet 3D printing.

About Objet

Objet Ltd. is a leading provider of high quality, cost effective inkjet-based 3D printing systems and materials. A global company, Objet has offices in North America, Europe, Japan, China, Hong Kong, and India.

Objet’s 3D printing systems and 3D printing materials are ideal for any company involved in the manufacture or design of physical products using 3D software or other 3D content. Companies using Objet’s solutions can be typically found in sectors such as consumer goods & electronics, aerospace & defense, automotive, education, dental, medical and medical devices, architecture, industrial machinery, footwear, sporting goods, toys and service bureaus.

Founded in 1998, the company has thousands of customers worldwide including a substantial share of the relevant Fortune 100 and Fortune 500. Its award-winning technology (12 awards in 5 years) is based upon over 110 patents and patent pending inventions.

Objet’s advanced 3D printing systems and range of over 60 materials enable professionals to build prototypes that accurately simulate the true look, feel and function of an end-product, even complex, assembled goods. The Objet Connex™ line of multi-material 3D printers features the world’s only technology to simultaneously jet 2 materials. With this, users can print many different materials into a single part and print various mixed parts on the same build tray. Users can also create advanced composite materials, or Digital Materials™ featuring unique mechanical and thermal properties. Objet’s range of over 60 3D printing materials simulate properties ranging from rigid to rubber-like, transparent to opaque and standard to ABS-grade engineering plastics, with a large number of in-between shore grades and shades.

Objet’s 3D printers are available in a range of form-factors, from cost-effective desktop 3D printers ideal for entry-level professionals all the way to industrial-scale multi-material machines for front-line designers and top manufacturers. Objet’s 3D printers feature the industry’s highest-resolution 3D printing quality, based on 16-micron (0.0006 in.) super-thin layering, wide material versatility, office friendliness and ease of operation.

For more information, visit us at http://www.objet.com, and for more about 3D printing industry-related news, business issues and trends, read the Objet blog.

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