Nov. 21, 2022

DSD announces new alliance with Formlabs Dental

Digital Smile Design (DSD) has recently announced its official partnership with Formlabs Dental.

Somerville, MA, Nov. 21, 2022 – A global player in the field of 3D printing, Formlabs aims to expand access to digital fabrication so that  anyone can make anything. This new collaboration underlines DSD’s continued commitment to joining forces with key organizations who share the same values, a vision for the future of dentistry and a dedication to advancing the profession. 

“Only great things will happen when we combine the teams from both sides to continue developing the future  of dentistry. Among many other things, we share the same key value with Formlabs of inventing solutions to  make the life of dental professionals easier,” says Dr. Christian Coachman, DSD Founder and CEO, of this new alliance. 

Prior to this official partnership, DSD has been a firm supporter of Formlabs Dental for many years and has  been using its 3D printers since the Form 2 with significant success in the DSD Lab which manufactures products to a client base around the world. 

“Digital transformation in dentistry is spreading rapidly and Digital Smile Design company is leading the way  with their use of Formlabs 3D printing. To continue industry adoption, education is critical and we’re thrilled to collaborate with Dr. Christian Coachman and DSD to develop robust digital workflow solutions and curricula that will bolster efficiency and patient treatment outcomes that 3D printing provides in dentistry,” states Guillaume Bailliard, President of the Healthcare division of Formlabs. 

About DSD and Formlabs Dental 

The enthusiasm for this collaboration is echoed by George Cabanas, DSD Research and Development  Manager: “With this new collaboration, we look forward to continuing to make printing technology commonplace in dental clinics and advancing the printing of more advanced appliances, based on new resins. All of this will help dentists to provide even better and more precise services for their patients”. 

DSD Lab currently has five Form 3B printers and will continue to expand this number as Cabanas explains:  “The ease of use of the Form 3B/3B+ printers, the variety of resins, and the affordable system price make it a no-brainer for any dental lab to introduce multiple Formlabs printers into their production process.” 

Formlabs is a global company with 10 offices worldwide and headquarters in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA. Dedicated to delivering a new standard of care in digital dentistry, Formlabs Dental delivers versatile  and reliable solutions when it comes to 3D printing of dental appliances. Among its offerings are hardware  and software solutions, biocompatible workflow options, a dental service plan, and the company’s  education platform, Dental Academy.

DSD is delighted to make this new collaboration official and together, DSD and Formlabs Dental will pursue opportunities that better serve both clinicians and patients. A schedule of dedicated projects is already in production that spans dental education initiatives through to research and development. 

Commitment to relationships for growth 

DSD’s other long-standing strategic partners include Align Technology, ZimVie, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Digital Dentistry Society (DDS), and XO Care.

About Formlabs

Formlabs designs and manufactures powerful and accessible 3D printing systems. Headquartered in Boston with offices in Germany, Japan, and China, the company was founded in 2011 by a team of engineers and designers from the MIT Media Lab and Center for Bits and Atoms. Formlabs is establishing the industry benchmark for professional 3D printing for engineers, designers, and manufacturers around the globe, and accelerating innovation in a variety of industries, including education, dentistry, healthcare, jewelry, and research. Formlabs products include the Form 2 SLA 3D printer, Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer, Form Cell manufacturing solution, and Pinshape marketplace of 3D designs. Formlabs also develops its own suite of high-performance materials for 3D printing, as well as best-in-class 3D printing software.

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