NextEngine Inc, Santa Monica, Calif, offers MultiDrive—a mechanical positioning device that accelerates 3D mesh model creation of physical objects by automating alignment of multiple scan views. This two-axis device has a tilt range from -35 to +45 degrees and full 360-degree rotation. MultiDrive can attach to the bottom of a NextEngine HD Scanner. The new tilt function complements the standard 360-degree rotation to allow the top, bottom, and all surfaces in between to be captured and aligned with by clicking the “start” button.

Office personnel can use NextEngine products to turn physical dental casts into digital models with three mouse clicks. Scan results of a cast are onscreen in 12 to 15 minutes, depending on the level of detail defined during orientation. The digital models can then be used in dental applications for design, manufacture, and archiving.

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