Formlabs–3Shape Integration

Formlabs has announced its new partnership with 3Shape, the global leader in 3D scanning and CAD/CAM software for dental practices and labs, to introduce software integration solutions that bring seamless dental 3D printing workflows to the worldwide market.

Formlabs and 3Shape offer the first complete digital solution for dental professionals. The new dental 3D printing workflow streamlines the surgical guide design and manufacturing workflow, making it easier and more affordable than ever to produce surgical guides.

With the Formlabs–3Shape integration, dental practitioners can create guides ready for surgery by scanning with 3Shape TRIOS intraoral scanners, and completing design in 3Shape Implant Studio software. Print setup is then as simple as clicking “Print” in Formlabs’ PreForm software, after which guides are manufactured within a matter of hours with Formlabs’ biocompatible Dental SG resin. While printing surgical guides used to take weeks, the Formlabs–3Shape integration creates a cost-effective chairside 3D printing workflow that makes even same-day guided surgery possible.

Further integrations across 3Shape’s suite of powerful dental software, including Dental System and Orthodontic System, are under development and planned for release throughout the year, which will enable a wide range of workflows that include restorative models, night guards and splints, and 3D printed dentures.