3D printing manufacturer, Stratasys, has appointed Sydney-based channel partner, Dental Axess, to strengthen its local presence in Australia and New Zealand.
The appointment of a specialised channel partner is targeted at addressing the growing demand for digital dentistry and better serving the needs of orthodontics and dental clinics in the region.
According to a company statement, Objet Eden260VS Dental Advantage was also introduced, which is designed to allow faster and cost-effective production of dental parts with delicate features and fine details.
Dental Axess will focus on the sale and provision of local support and services for Stratasys' dental portfolio.
This includes the new Objet Eden260VS Dental Advantage 3D Printer, which offers soluble support option that enables easy cleaning of dental parts with fine features such as the small removable die inserts in dental models.
The automated support removal function also minimises the production cost per part.
Stratsys Southern Asia and Pacific general manager, Ido Eylon, said he believed that dental practitioners were increasingly seeing the clinical and productivity benefits that 3D printing could bring to their daily work.
"The dental market has always been a strategic focus at Stratasys," he said.
"With the addition of Objet Eden260VS Dental Advantage to Stratasys' wide range of solution offerings and the strengthening of our dental channel partner network, we are confident to capitalise on the growing potential in the region, providing local expertise to cater to the unique needs of the segment."
According to a company statement, Stratasys will continue to offer first-class dental solutions to both small and large clinics and labs, facilitating businesses to expedite the modelling process of customised dental products including orthodontics, crowns, bridges and implants.