The partnership will allow Medit scanner users to use Formlab’s PreForm app to convert scans into printable components.

3D printing company Formlabs announced a partnership with 3D scanner maker Medit that aims to streamline converting 3D scans to printable components.

Medit Link users can now download Formlabs’ PreForm app directly from Medit Link. The software integration helps to prepare dental CAD designs for quick and convenient printing on Formlabs printers. 

The partnership will enable clinicians to 3D print dental components faster and more efficiently through a simplified in-office workflow.

“Formlabs Dental is expanding access to 3D printing, and doing so requires partnering with industry leaders like Medit to address barriers to adoption in the dental industry,” said Formlabs chief product officer Dávid Lakatos. “Together, we’ve created a complete chairside workflow that addresses these barriers to make the technology more accessible, with the ultimate goal of unlocking the benefits of dental 3D printing for both providers and patients.”

With Medit intraoral scanners, dental professionals can scan a patient’s teeth and convert scans into 3D printed models and appliances with a Formlabs Form 3B+ printer. 

This partnership builds on the success of Formlabs Dental, which has supported digital dentistry adoption with validated workflows and its portfolio that includes resins such as Permanent Crown and Temporary CB and Formlabs’ PreForm software. 

Dental professionals can utilize this new workflow with Medit’s i500 and i700 intraoral scanners to add 3D printing in a reliable, easy-to-integrate way to their workflows without extensive training and costs.

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