There were several new companies exhibiting at LAB DAY this year, almost all of them in the digital solutions arena:
3DRPD USA is printing chrome-cobalt partial denture frameworks at its new facility in Rouses Point, NY. The company is working with laboratory customers only; you send an .stl file of a designed framework and the turnaround time starts at three days. For more details, call 855-373-6458, email info@3DRPDUSA.com or visit www.3DRPDUSA.com.
DOF, Inc. (Degree of Freedom) specializes in open architecture CAD/CAM applications for the dental industry. Headquartered in Seoul, Korea, its Freedom scanner features a Stable Scan Stage that allows the technician to place a model on the scanner without the use of a fixture or scan clay but still maintain a consistent accuracy of less than 10 microns. For more information, call +82 70-7566-0070, email firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.dof-lab.com.
IMILLING, a DOF reseller, offers the IDESIGN Freedom scanner; IDESIGN exocad design software; Renishaw DS10 touch probe scanner; IMILL Hyperdent CAM software; and IMILL 4.5, a 5-axis milling machine by iMES iCORE. In addition, it offers milling services for a wide spectrum of restorations and material types. For more details, call 571-313-1269, email email@example.com or visit imilling.com.
Mestra USA, a European manufacturer of lab equipment based in Spain, is now introducing its brand to the U.S. market. The family business was founded in 1945 and exports its equipment—including duplicating machines, model trimmers, sandblasters, trimmers, vacuum mixers, steam cleaners, flasks and more—to 50 countries and has a service center in Connecticut. For more information and to view the company’s full line of equipment, visit www.mestra.es.
Optimet launched the DS6000 scanner that’s integrated with exocad software and features proprietary conoscopic holography measurement technology. It offers batch scanning; un-sectioned solid model scans without removal of dies; video camera for scan definition; full and reduced anatomic occlusion scanning; Virtual Articulator; nesting software; and optional modules for bite splints, DICOM viewer and True Smile. Owned by Newport Corp., Optimet is based in Israel and is the manufacturer of the Procera 2G scanner from Nobel Biocare. For more details, visit www.optimet.com.
Panthera Dental is a laboratory and production center offering CAD/CAM-milled implant solutions and printed anti-snoring and sleep apnea devices. It introduced two new exciting products at the show: a primary bar made of zirconia with a titanium base into which attachments can be screwed; and a PEEK-OPTIMA® double-structure bar milled from the JUVORA Dental Disc (see JUVORA Dental Disc Makes U.S. Debut on page 21). Being touted as the “new zirconia,” PEEK-OPTIMA is a high-purity polymer that’s biocompatible, lightweight, slightly elastic and extremely strong. For more information, visit www.pantheradental.com.
smart optics Sensortechnik GmbH, based in Germany, made its U.S. debut, showcasing the Activity 855 and Activity 885 open scanners. They feature a newly developed fringe pattern projector with a large measurement field that enables the complete model to be easily scanned. With the Activity 885 you can use the company’s patented ScanFixator that provides accurate capture and transfer of craniofacial information from the physical articulator to the CAD software, resulting in a highly functional occlusion design. Visit www.smartoptics.de.
Strategy Milling, a division of Atlantic Precious Metal Refining, is milling full contour gold crowns and bridges from 50% Au and 2% Au alloy pucks. It lowered the milling fee from $40 to $29.95 just prior to LAB DAY; in addition, new customers enjoy a three-week introductory milling price of $25 (there is a separate alloy fee). The laboratory customer submits .stl files and all cases are shipped back to the customer within 24 hours. For more information, call 724-266-3269 or visit www.strategymilling.com.