New Interface enables 3M Lava



New Interface enables 3M Lava™ manufacturing directly from 3Shape CAD designs

Copenhagen, September 10, 2010 – 3Shape A/S, a global leader in 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions, is proud to announce the official release of an important new interface that enables restoration designs created with the 3Shape Dental System™ to be seamlessly manufactured with 3M ESPE Lava™ materials and milling machines.  This innovative and completely integrated workflow solution provides laboratories and manufacturing centers with greatly expanded service options, while opening channels to new businesses and professional partners.
Both Dental labs and milling centers that employ 3Shape’s scanners and CAD software can now expand their CAD/CAM services and satisfy the needs of customers requesting restorations manufactured with 3M ESPE’s recognized materials such as 3M Lava™ Zirconia and DVS.  
Core 3D Centres in Holland, is a major manufacturing center and CAD/CAM solutions provider for dental labs. CEO Sebastiaan Cornelissen reports that the newly released interface is already attracting huge attention.  “Dental labs are delighted at the prospect of manufacturing their 3Shape digital restorations in 3M ESPE’s Lava™ materials.  This not only highly satisfies and stabilizes our current customer base, but is also expanding it with even more clients,” concludes Sebastiaan Cornelissen.
Last Spring, 3Shape and 3M ESPE collaborated to release the first interface between their systems that enabled scans from Lava™ Chairside Oral Scanners C.O.S. to be modeled in 3Shape’s Dental System™ design software. Now, with this latest release, integration between 3M Lava™ and 3Shape Dental System™ solutions encompasses the manufacturing aspect as well.
The interface has been validated and approved for all 3Shape scanners incl. D250, D640, D700 and D710. 3Shape users who wish to benefit from this opportunity should contact their 3Shape supplier for explicit information about availability of the interface for their specific system.  
About 3Shape A/S
3Shape A/S is a Danish company specializing in the development and marketing of 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions designed for the creation, processing, analysis and management of high-quality 3D data for application in complex manufacturing processes. 3Shape envisions the age of the “full digital dental lab,” and its more than 65 developers provide superior innovation power toward reaching this goal. 3Shape’s flexible solutions empower dental technicians through automation of real workflows, and its systems are applied in thousands of labs in more than 60 countries worldwide, reaching the market’s #1 record for units produced per day by dental technicians.
3Shape is a privately-held company headquartered in Copenhagen, with the market’s largest development team in Denmark and Ukraine, production facilities in Poland, and Sales and Support Offices in New Jersey, USA and Shanghai, China. For further information regarding 3shape A/S, please refer to
About 3M ESPE
3M ESPE manufactures and markets more than 2‚000 products and services designed to help dental professionals improve their patients’ oral health care. 3M Health Care‚ one of 3M’s six major business segments‚ provides world-class innovative products and services to help health care professionals improve the practice and delivery of patient care in medical‚ oral care‚ drug delivery and health information markets. The recently created 3M Digital Oral Care Department, part of the 3M ESPE Division, aims to accelerate and strengthen 3M’s efforts to lead the digital transformation that is occurring in oral care. For more information on the complete 3M ESPE line of dental products visit the 3M ESPE Web site at  or call the 3M ESPE Technical Hotline at 1-800-634-2249. Products are available for purchase through authorized 3M ESPE distributors.
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