intraoral Carestream CS3500The CS 3500 intraoral scanner, from Atlanta-based Carestream Dental, has been awarded a bronze 2015 Edison Award in the category of Dental 3D Printers and Services. The Edison Awards, which were inspired by Thomas Edison’s work, recognize innovation, creativity, and ingenuity in the global economy.

“It’s exciting to see companies like Carestream Dental continuing Thomas Edison’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director, Edison Awards. “Edison Awards recognizes the game-changing products and services, and the teams that brought them to consumers.”

Edison Award nominees are judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation.

The CS 3500 provides true color 2D and 3D images and requires no external heater or trolley systems. The CS 3500 features high-angulation scanning of up to 45 degrees and a depth ranging from -2 to +13 mm. It uses open-format STL files and can be plugged directly into a computer’s USB.

The award was presented on April 23, 2015, at the Edison Awards Annual Gala in New York City.