Stratasys, Ltd. to Offer Orthodontic Labs a Digital Solution

Stratasys, Ltd., a leading manufacturer of 3D printers and production systems for prototyping and manufacturing, today announced its collaboration with Scheu Dental GmbH for offering orthodontic labs a complete digital solution.

Digital orthodontics is rapidly becoming the industry standard because of its many business advantages including the ability to significantly shorten delivery times, increase production capacity and eliminate bulky model storage. The collaboration with Scheu Dental GmbH is expected to expand digital orthodontic sales globally.

“We are very pleased to offer our orthodontic lab customers access to complementary solutions from Stratasys. This represents yet another leap towards the age of the full digital orthodontic lab,” commented Mr. Christian Scheu, CEO of Scheu Dental GmbH. “The knowledge learned through the successful cooperation of both companies in the orthodontic market has certainly allowed a faster and a more successful collaboration of the digital orthodontics highway for all orthodontic labs worldwide, bringing mass customization to small and mid-sized labs alike.”

Clear aligner based on Stratasys 3D printed model. Image courtesy of Stratasys, Ltd.

“Scheu Dental has worked closely with Stratasys to qualify the complete process required to produce orthodontic appliances using the Scheu Dental equipment,” says Avi Cohen, Director of Global Dental at Stratasys Ltd. “Stratasys’ goal is to provide productive and complete digital solutions to the market by teaming up with the leading orthodontic equipment and materials provider. This collaboration will provide dental labs with a full digital lab solution that sets new productivity standards.”

About Scheu Dental GmbH

The name SCHEU has been a byword for top quality for more than 80 years. Now in its third generation, our family business supplies a wide range of products and services in the fields of orthodontics, pressure moulding technique and dental sleep medicine. We have established ourselves as specialists on the market – and not only here in Germany, but in over 100 other countries, too. As well as incorporating tried and proven orthodontic products, some of which were developed by my grandfather and the company's founder Rudolf Scheu, our range primarily features high-end innovations.

Our major focus is on the needs and wishes of our customers. I am therefore particularly pleased to be able to present to you our more attractive product range: At the end of 2006 the SCHEU Group was expanded by the acquisition of the Düsseldorf-based orthodontics specialist Smile-Dental GmbH. This has enabled us to extend our orthodontic range to include fixed treatment.

Top quality is our primary goal, and we achieve it on a daily basis with the help of our workforce of 65 based at our Iserlohn facility. We believe in continuity, not just in terms of the management, which has been in family hands for 80 years, but also with regard to our most valuable asset: our employees. Many of them have been with us for decades. Only our highly motivated and well trained team enables us to deliver top quality on a day-to-day basis and offer attractive products that facilitate your working life.

About Stratasys Ltd.

Stratasys Ltd. is the corporate entity formed in 2012 by the merger of 3D printing companies Stratasys Inc. and Objet Ltd., based in Minneapolis, Minn. and Rehovot, Israel. We manufacture 3D printers and materials for prototyping and production. Our patented FDM® and PolyJet® processes produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include affordable desktop 3D printers for idea development, a range of systems for prototyping, and large production systems for direct digital manufacturing.

Since June 2012, our range of over 130 3D printing materials is the widest in the industry and includes in excess of 120 proprietary inkjet-based photopolymer materials and 10 proprietary FDM-based thermoplastic materials. We also manufacture Solidscape 3D Printers and operate the RedEye On Demand digital-manufacturing service. Stratasys has more than 1100 employees, holds more than 500 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 20 awards for its technology and leadership. Online at: www.stratasys.com or http://blog.stratasys.com.

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