The International Dental Show was held last week in Cologne. IDS is the world largest meeting place for decision-makers from dental practices, dental labs, the dental industry.  It hosts over 125,000 attendees from 149 countries and 2,058 exhibitors from 58 countries!  We showcased our printers and some great applications for dental at our booth.

For dental labs, the VisiJet Pearl on the 3510MP was a big hit!  Dental technicians could not believe they were looking at 3D printed models as they were almost indistinguishable from high quality plaster. Aside from the appearance the labs loved the accuracy, the detail fidelity and the fact that they could realize significant productivity gains with easy melt away wax supports. Another growing application attracting attention is distributed implant drill guide production.  The two solutions we had on display for custom drill guides were the class VI bio compatible VisiJet Clear on the ProJet 6000 and VisiJet Stoneplast on the ProJet 3510 MP.

A preview of a new software package called Galen 3D was also shown at our booth.  For doctors, the Galen 3D cloud based software brings an ease of use to creating color 3D printed models from DICOM data sets t he marketplace has never seen before!  Practices can print their own patient education and communication models at a low cost to doctors.

The new FaceScanner in the Sirona Galileo’s cone beam scanner was also very popular! People had their faces scanned in the Sirona booth and then came to the 3D Systems booth to have their heads printed as a custom USB memory stick holder.

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