Crown Ceram, 3 Shape and Prodways Technologies build the dental laboratories of the future.

With the purchase of its second 3D printer, the ProMaker LD-10, the Crown Ceram dental laboratory has cemented its status as a pioneer in 3D printing, pursuing its dental stream digitization strategy.

For more than 35 years, Crown Ceram, a dental prosthesis laboratory, has been cultivating its entrepreneurial and innovative skills using state-of-the-art technology to guarantee its clients uncompromising quality. To meet growing demand, Crown Ceram has joined forces with leading partners who are pioneers in their fields, to help dental clients switch their traditional production streams over to digital models. To achieve this, Crown Ceram opted for 3Shape solutions for all its CAD-CAM designs. In addition, the Crown Ceram dental laboratory now accepts digital printing and has begun its transition from plaster to 3D printed models.

After numerous tests with different 3D printer manufacturers, Crown Ceram also opted to replace the dozens of small 3D printers it had with the Prodways Technologies 3D ProMaker LD-10 printer.

As Frédéric Rapp, Chairman & CEO of Crown Ceram, confirmed: “We have carried out dozens and dozens of precision tests, a key indicator to ensure the quality of the products we supply to our clients. Prodways Technologies’ 3D Printer is currently the only one that reliably guarantees unrivaled precision over the long term. The 3D ProMaker LD-10 printer is fully integrated with our tools and is directly compatible with the software we use, notably the 3Shape CAMbridge solution. In addition, the productivity gain delivered by the ProMaker LD-10 allows our technicians to focus on more value-added tasks, rather than on maintenance. Previously, our technicians spent most of their working hours launching, maintaining, filling and cleaning the dozen small 3D printers we used. With Prodways Technologies’ 3D ProMaker LD-10 printer, our technicians can start printing dental models in the morning and concentrate on other tasks with higher value added, while producing the same quantity of dental models. Moreover, even though above all we were looking for a high-precision solution, one of the deciding factors was that Prodways Technologies staff were on hand to advise us on the best accessories and practices to adopt to ensure optimal use of our 3D printer throughout our production lines. As a result, our technicians have been able to develop new dental applications and pave the way for new processes and techniques to guarantee even more precision and satisfaction for our clients.

Scientifeet wins Les Echos eHealth Forum Innovation Award

ScientiFeet was presented with the 2018 Innovation Award at the eHealth Forum organized by Les Echos. Chosen by a panel of health experts, ScientiFeet has made a name for itself by “its determination to update a model that had been stagnant for decades”.

Through its Products division, Prodways Group develops vertical applications using 3D printing. The aim is to get closer to the end client and his or her specific needs. In March 2016, Prodways Group launched Scientifeet, targeting the wearable biomedical segment, with the aim of revolutionizing the orthopedic soles market.

Custom soles are now a growth market driven by underlying global trends. Using 3D printing, ScientiFeet is disrupting this market and opening up attractive prospects for key players in podology. It makes strong promises: improved treatment of patients with a more precise and durable product, significant time savings and thereby increased profitability for the practitioner.

These two achievements cement Prodways Group’s position as a major player in 3D printing technology for the medical sector.