Smiling at scale Decision Makers

Clear aligners continue to increase in demand and 3D printing has proven to be an ideal technology to produce these mass-customized devices. Silicon Valley-based Carbon has made clear aligners one of its top priorities for expansion in the European market by offering the most seamless solution to produce them at scale using its L1 production solution optimized for clear aligner models. As a Sales Director for dental aligner solutions in Europe, Lea McGurk, has been tasked with helping dental laboratories across Europe understand the benefits of turning to Carbon’s turnkey, the subscription-based business model for their clear aligner production requirements. In this exclusive interview, we dig a little deeper into how Carbon makes it possible to go from one printer to a fleet of printers.


Stratasys makes strategic investment in Axial3D Medical

Med-tech startup Axial3D has announced the closing of a $15 million investment round led by a strategic investment of $10 million from Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), a leader in polymer 3D printing solutions. This is Stratasys’ first investment in Axial3D. The two companies also will be providing a joint offering to make patient-specific 3D printing solutions for hospitals and medical device manufacturers more accessible so it becomes a mainstream healthcare solution.


Miniature permanent magnets printed by Russian scientists Research & Education

Scientists from the Ural Federal University (UrFU) and the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences are determining the optimal conditions for 3D printing permanent magnets from hard magnetic compounds based on rare-earth metals. This will make it possible to start small-scale production of magnets, in any shape, and create complex magnet configurations. Such magnets are suitable for miniature electric motors and electric generators, on which pacemakers work. In addition to this, as is typical of AM, the technology minimizes production waste and has a shorter production cycle. A description of the method and experimental results are presented in the Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials.