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According to LMT's 2013 Dentist Survey, lab owners are sometimes hesitant to raise their fees, fearful of losing the account. Yet 53% of dentists surveyed feel itís reasonable for a laboratory to increase prices once a year by an average of 3.3%. Twenty-nine percent think an increase—an average of 4.6—every two years is more acceptable.
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SOLIDSCAPE manufactures 3-D printing systems capable of producing highly precise waxups for casting crowns, bridges and other restorations. These systems use a Drop-on-Demand Jetting process and deliver...See more a constant and predictable level of quality waxups. The company's build material is highly castable using standard investments and produces negligible ash during burnout. High casting yields maximize productivity and control costs. The system operates without user intervention for up to 72 hours and, because no post-build touch-up is required, personnel can be shifted to more profitable tasks.
OBJET GEOMETRIES LTD. provides high-resolution 3D printing systems and materials. The Objet Eden line of 3D Printing Systems and the Objet Alaris30 3D desktop printer are based on Objet's patented PolyJet...See more Technology that prints ultra-thin, 16-micron layers. The Objet Connex multi-material family is based on Objet's PolyJet Matrix Technology, which jets multiple model materials simultaneously and creates composite digital materials. All Objet systems use Objet's FullCure® materials to create accurate, clean, smooth and highly detailed 3D parts. They're used in a variety of industries worldwide and the company serves its customer base through offices in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Japan, China and Hong Kong, and a global network of distribution partners.
STRATASYS' MED690 VeroDent enables the 3D printing of economical, highly accurate, detailed models with the appearance of dental stone. The material can be used in conjunction with all open intraoral,...See more impression and plaster scanners and is optimized for printing models for crowns, bridges, orthodontic appliances and implants. Laboratories can reap the benefits of a digital workflow with Objet 3D Printers which are based on PolyJet™ technology and combine quality, high accuracy, speed, throughput and efficiency at an affordable price.