Copenhagen, October 11th 2012 – 3Shape, a technology leader in 3D scanning and CAD/CAM software for dental applications, and DENTSPLY Implants, a market leader in the field of implant dentistry and CAD/CAM abutments, will announce the joint release of a new software interface solution linking 3Shape 3D dental scanners and ATLANTIS VAD™ (Virtual Abutment Design) software.
With a single click, 3Shape scanner users in the many dental labs all over the world can now transfer digital scan information, containing the patient’s oral geometry with implant positions, straightaway into DENTSPLY Implant's ATLANTIS™ design and manufacturing facilities. For labs working with ATLANTIS™ abutment design services, this direct new connectivity reduces costs, eliminates the shipping of physical models, and reduces turnaround time.
The solution gives users additional choices when providing customized abutments for their customers. It is available as an option for all users with 3Shape’s powerful Abutment Designer™ module - an add-on to 3Shape’s user-acclaimed Dental System™. For customers without the Abutment Designer module, 3Shape has recently announced the coming release of CAD Points - a new and flexible service that allows 3Shape users to access scanning and designing modules, such as Abutment Designer™, on a pay-per-case basis.
“3Shape is always seeking new ways to provide maximum flexibility and a wide range of options to dental labs who are using 3Shape scanners and software,” says Flemming Thorup, President & CEO at 3Shape. We are very happy that this collaboration between DENTSPLY Implants and 3Shape makes it possible for many laboratories to benefit from the unique strengths of our respective products and companies.”
Users who wish to benefit from this opportunity should contact their 3Shape reselling partner for explicit information about availability of the interface for their system.