Structo announces integration with uLab Systems, bringing AI-powered clear aligner treatment planning to the Velox ecosystem.February 11, 20 | 3 mins read
- Partnership will see Velox users gain access to uLab’s range of AI-powered clear aligner therapy treatment planning software.
- Velox is the world’s first all-in-one desktop 3D printer with autonomous post-processing (Print, Wash and Cure) aimed at spearheading the adoption of 3D printing in dental practices.
- This is an extension of the partnership after both companies announced an agreement to collaborate to streamline the clear aligner manufacturing workflow last year.
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, FEB 11, 2020 – Structo, a dental 3D printing solutions provider and the manufacturer behind Velox – The world’s first all-in-one 3D printer – today announced a partnership with uLab Systems. This integration will see uLab’s AI-powered aligner treatment planning software being integrated into the ever growing Structo Velox in-office 3D printing ecosystem. After the recent announcement of the integration with materials manufacturer Pro3dure, Structo aims its sights on orthodontics with this latest partnership announcement.
“In-office and same day aligners has been the trend in orthodontics in recent times. We want to give Velox users the option of capitalising on this trend for less complicated clinical cases,” explains Huub van Esbroeck, Founder at Structo. “Structo and uLab have developed a strong working relationship, and we are excited to continue this fruitful partnership that will benefit both Structo and uLab users”.
ULab will be the first direct integration of appliance design software in the Velox ecosystem. Paired with the the Velox 3D printer that integrates the print, wash and cure of the 3D printing process, users will now be able to insource some of their clear aligner cases for more control over clinical outcomes and quicker appliance turnaround time.
“Last year we announced an integration with Structo’s high throughput DentaForm 3D printer. We are excited to continue working with the team at Structo to provide more 3D printing options to uLab users worldwide,” said Joe Breeland, uLab’s Chief Commercial Officer.
One doctor who was given an early preview of this integration is Dr. Eric Wu of Wu Orthodontics in Palo Alto, California. “We have a DentaForm and a Velox at the back of our office and all our cases go through uLab’s treatment planning software,” said Dr. Wu. “After we’ve scanned a patient in the morning, we plan the entire treatment in uLab’s software, and we print the first 2 aligners for the patient immediately using our Velox,” explains Dr. Wu. “That way, we get to deliver the first set of aligners to the patient by lunch, while we have the high throughput DentaForm print the rest of the case in the background. That is how we get to offer same day aligners to our patients in Palo Alto”.
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