ClearCorrect Reveals Integration of Advanced Digital Orthodontic Production Using Objet’s 3D Printing Systems
HOUSTON, Texas and REHOVOT, Israel, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
ClearCorrect LLC [http://www.clearcorrect.com ], a leading manufacturer of clear
aligners, today announced collaboration with Objet Ltd., [http://www.objet.com ] the
innovative leader in 3D printing for rapid prototyping
[http://www.objet.com/RESOURCES/Rapid_Prototyping ] and additive manufacturing.
ClearCorrect is making Objet’s high resolution, 3D printing systems an integral part of
its mass-scale manufacturing of custom-made orthodontic aligners. Together, ClearCorrect
and Objet are bringing the advantages of digital 3D printing technology to orthodontics
The ClearCorrect manufacturing center, located in Houston, Texas, is one of the most
advanced digital production centers in the USA. Essential to its operation are a number of
recently installed Objet 3D printing systems, making ClearCorrect a major user of the
technology in the dental industry. “With the recent implementation of these Objet 3D
printing systems, we now have the means to scale rapidly and efficiently in the global
market while maintaining the highest quality,” commented ClearCorrect CEO, Jarrett
The Objet 3D printing systems are a key component of the ClearCorrect process in that
they produce the plastic models of each step of the patient’s treatment. ClearCorrect then
thermoforms the models to create the clear aligners. Instead of just sending the doctors
the clear aligners for the patient, ClearCorrect includes the plastic models along with
the clear aligners so that the doctors can use them as needed to fabricate replacement
aligners should a patient lose or break an aligner. This way, both the doctor and the
patient benefit in costs and saving time as usually a patient would have to wait a couple
weeks to receive the replacement aligner.
“Objet and ClearCorrect have worked together to implement Objet’s ultra-thin layer,
high-resolution 3D printing solutions in the ClearCorrect production process,” said Avi
Cohen, Head of Medical Solutions at Objet. “We expect this cooperation will increase
overall manufacturing productivity and by bringing together the ClearCorrect system and
technology with Objet’s 3D printing systems, we shall achieve top results for the benefit
of users worldwide”.
About ClearCorrect LLC.
ClearCorrect works with more than 11,000 doctors making it a leading manufacturer of
clear aligners. The company offers a more affordable and doctor-friendly approach,
including a phase-based delivery system to enhance flexibility and control for doctors.
For more information, visit http://www.clearcorrect.com or call (888) 331-3323.
Anthony Penketh, Chief Marketing Officer, ClearCorrect, Tel. 888-331-3323 Ext. 7330
Objet Ltd. [http://www.objet.com ], is a leading provider of high quality, cost
effective inkjet-based 3D printing systems and materials. A global company, Objet has
offices in North America, Europe, Japan, China, Hong Kong, and India.
Objet’s 3D printing systems and 3D printing materials are ideal for any company
involved in the manufacture or design of physical products using 3D software or other 3D
content. Companies using Objet’s solutions can be typically found in sectors
[http://www.objet.com/INDUSTRIES ] such as consumer goods & electronics, aerospace &
defense, automotive, education, dental, medical and medical devices, architecture,
industrial machinery, footwear, sporting goods, toys and service bureaus.
Founded in 1998, the company has thousands of customers
[http://www.objet.com/RESOURCES/Case_Studies ] worldwide including a substantial share of
the relevant Fortune 100 and Fortune 500. Its award-winning technology (13 awards in 8
years) is based upon over 110 patents and patent pending inventions.
Objet’s advanced 3D printing systems and range of about 70 materials
[http://www.objet.com/3D-Printing-Materials ] enable professionals to build prototypes that
accurately simulate the true look, feel and function of an end-product, even complex,
assembled goods. The Objet Connex [http://www.objet.com/3D-Printer/Objet_Connex_Family
](TM) line of multi-material 3D printers features the world’s only technology to
simultaneously jet 2 materials. With this, users can print many different materials into a
single part and print various mixed parts on the same build tray. Users can also create
advanced composite materials, or Digital Materials
[http://www.objet.com/3D-Printing-Materials/Overview/Digital_Materials ](TM) featuring
unique mechanical and thermal properties. Objet’s range of about 70 3D printing materials
[http://www.objet.com/3D-Printing-Materials ] simulate properties ranging from rigid
[http://www.objet.com/3D-Printing-Materials/Overview/Rigid_Opaque ] to rubber-like
[http://www.objet.com/3D-Printing-Materials/Overview/Rubber-like ], transparent
[http://www.objet.com/3D-Printing-Materials/Overview/Transparent ] to opaque and standard
to ABS-grade engineering plastics
[http://www.objet.com/3D-Printing-Materials/Overview/ABS-like ], with a large number of
in-between shore grades and shades.
Objet’s 3D printers [http://www.objet.com/3D-Printer/Products_Overview ] are available
in a range of form-factors, from cost-effective desktop 3D printers ideal for entry-level
professionals all the way to industrial-scale multi-material machines for front-line
designers and top manufacturers. Objet’s 3D printers feature the industry’s
highest-resolution 3D printing quality, based on 16-micron (0.0006 in.) super-thin
layering, wide material versatility, office friendliness and ease of operation.
For more information, visit us at http://www.objet.com, and for more about 3D
printing industry-related news, business issues and trends, read the Objet blog
For more about Objet 3D printing solutions for digital orthodontic and dentistry,
please visit http://www.objetdental.com.
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