Renishaw plc and Dentsply Implants, one of the world’s leading companies in implant dentistry, have announced an agreement which will see Dentsply Implants purchase Renishaw Additive Manufacturing technology for the manufacture of dental products. As part of the agreement, Renishaw stated it will cease development of its Laserbridge™ implant-supported frameworks.
Dentsply Implants is part of Dentsply International Inc, a leading manufacturer and distributor of dental and other healthcare products which has global operations with sales in more than 120 countries.
Mikael Sander, Group Vice President, Dentsply Implants, stated, “This agreement enables Dentsply Implants to fully exploit the exciting opportunity that 3D metal printing offers in the field of custom made medical devices. By using Renishaw’s highly respected technology, we can enhance our ability to deliver innovative solutions in implant dentistry for improved patient care while advancing our already strong market position.”
Bryan Austin, Director and General Manager of Renishaw’s Dental Products Division, adds, “The chance to work with Dentsply Implants and see Renishaw Additive Manufacturing technology used by one of the world’s leading dental implant companies represents a wonderful opportunity for the dental team at Renishaw.”