January 03, 2012 - 3Shape A/S, a user-acclaimed worldwide leader in 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions, announces the launch of CAMbridge™ 2011, an innovative solution that automates the manufacturing of CAD designs. With this latest CAMbridge™ 2011 release, 3Shape is providing dental labs and manufacturing services with new levels of productivity through innovative features for efficient milling and 3D printing of even complex dental restorations. 3Shape CAMbridge™ is also being successfully applied in an important variety of other industries, including Orthodontics, Hearing Instruments, and the production of industrial parts.
New and improved milling path engine
CAMbridge™ has been updated in its automatic generation of sprues (connector pins) to support the production of 3Shape's latest dental design indications such as Removable Partials and Lab Models. New milling features include support for multiple milling directions with both adding and editing of milling directions. 3Shape has improved the milling path for finishing surfaces and added a dedicated hole-making milling path based on spirals.
Extensive Tool Manager
A new tool manager that allows users to maintain total control over tools and tool siblings during milling. The system alerts users regarding tool-usage, the need for tool replacement, and where tools should be inserted.
Enhanced functionality for supports
CAMbridge™ 2011 contains an impressive range of new Supports options and improvements.
Built for efficient processing
The CAMbridge™ 2011 release provides a boosted platform for more efficient processing and added power for handling a large amount of data involved in CAD/CAM manufacturing processes.
"Our new CAMbridge™ 2011 CAM software solution integrates smoothly with DentalSystem™ 2012," explains David Fischer, CAMbridge Group Manager. "CAMbridge 2011 has been enhanced with many special features for Dental manufacturing, such as flexible methods for hollowing and creating wall thickness for dental and orthodontic models."