Entering the Future with a Full Digital Orthodontic Workflow
“The digital solution developed by combining 3Shape CAD solutions and an Objet 3D printer helps us ensure high quality and accuracy in our products.”- Vladimir Arav, GM Moli Krauzner CEO
Ortholine services a wide range of products in the dental industry including removable appliances, retainers, space maintainers, clear aligners, snoring appliances, TMJ splints, sport protectors and more. To keep up with their orders, the company needed to streamline their workflow without compromising its high standards in order to meet the demands of their customers. With the increasing number of orders, this meant that Ortholine also required a considerable amount of physical storage space to be maintained which took valuable hours from its staff away from client cases.
In an effort to unify its manufacturing process, Ortholine invested in a fully digital in-house production that covered their business process from receiving dental impressions to creating patient models. Ortholine chose the 3Shape Ortho System for creating and working with digital imaging and the Objet Eden260 3D printer for producing models and appliances. 3Shape’s Ortho System helps to communicate directly with orthodontists online regarding specific cases and contains features for archiving digital models created by the scanner. The software also communicates directly with the Objet Eden 3D Printer without requiring extra conversion steps.
Stratasys’ Objet Eden260V 3D printer provided Ortholine with accurate and high quality models and saved the company precious physical storage space inside the laboratory with the help of its small footprint. With the printer’s automated printing feature, Ortholine was able to produce models quickly even while the machine was unattended for long periods of time.
Using the combination of 3Shape’s Ortho System and Stratasys’ Objet 3D printer, Ortholine technicians are able to complete cases in a fraction of the time it took in the past using traditional methods. Daily production output increased dramatically and the company was able to deliver high quality appliances and models to their customers quickly while maintaining a competitive price.
Now Ortholine provides orthodontists with the tools for virtual treatment planning and assessment without the need of a physical model. With new streams of revenue, the company’s growth is stronger than ever as Ortholine’s staff is able to take full advantage of their 3D printing technology. Ortholine’s investment was rapidly returned through higher revenues, more efficient throughput, a streamlined manufacturing process and reduced operation costs.