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Three-Way Partnership Set to Take On Digital Dentistry with New Dental 3D Printer and Materials

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Earlier this month, top desktop 3D printer manufacturer XYZprinting announced that it was entering the industrial 3D printing market for the first time, following up this announcement with news of three new partnerships it had entered into with companies that will enhance its entrance into the industrial world.

One of the companies it’s partnering with is Nexa3D, which manufactures ultra-fast, professional SLA 3D printers that use its patented Lubricant Sublayer Photo-curing (LSPc) technology. Under the agreement, XYZprinting will manufacture and sell Nexa3D’s 3D printers under the XYZprinting brand, as well as manufacturing other white-labeled products on behalf of Nexa3D for industry leaders in other verticals.

Now, Nexa3D and XYZprinting have entered into another partnership that’s pretty different from their existing agreement – the two will join forces with BEGO, the leading provider of digital and traditional dental materials, in a three-way partnership that will transform the world of digital dentistry.

“This comprehensive three-way strategic alliance is designed to accelerate dental market access to affordable industrial grade 3D printing solutions globally. We believe that cutting-edge digital materials coupled with precision, speed and top quality manufactured products are the name of the game in the world of digital dentistry,” explained Simon Shen, the CEO of XYZprinting. “We are honored to be part of such a powerful alliance with BEGO and Nexa3D and to together transform digital dentistry as we know it.”

Simon Shen, CEO of XYZprinting; Chris Weiss, managing partner of BEGO; Avi Reichental, chairman of Nexa3D; Michele Marchesan, SVP of XYZprinting; Dennis Wachtel, director of 3D printing for BEGO [Image: Nexa3D]

This unique partnership opportunity will help each of the three companies successfully gain a piece of the digital dentistry pie.

BEGO’s Managing Partner, Christoph Weiss, said, “For over decades BEGO has been pioneering digital dentistry through our leading digital materials, our expertise in dental fabrication techniques, print services and more recently our very own 3D printer Varseo, that has already become an industry favorite. Today we are taking another significant step towards making professional dental printing affordable and fast thanks to this important partnership with complementary expertise and technologies.”

BEGO is a family-owned German company, and has pioneered SLM dental 3D printing for nearly two decades. The company launched its Varseo dental 3D printing system two years ago, and offers a slew of other dental 3D printers and materials.

For its portion of the three-way agreement, BEGO will exclusively market and sell a special purpose, high-speed dental 3D printer from Nexa3D under its own label; XYZprinting will manufacture this printer. In addition, BEGO will also market and sell products from XYZprinting that will come with its own advanced digital materials. All of the required technology and products for this partnership will be developed exclusively by Nexa3D.

Nexa3D at formnext 2017 [Photo: Sarah Goehrke]

“This powerful three-way partnership is sure to change the face of digital dentistry as we know it. The BEGO 3D printers that we will jointly bring to market are powered by Nexa3D’s proprietary Lubricant Sublayer Photo-curing (LSPc) technology and a patented structured light matrix capable of reaching top speeds of 1 cm per minute,” said Avi Reichental, Nexa3D Executive Chairman. “This can drastically cut down 3D printing cycles, from hours to minutes literally transforming the cycle and economics for the dental industry.”

The companies expect full commercial status of this three-way partnership to be achieved sometime during the second half of 2018.

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