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January 13, 2017 - Latest News, Opinion, Product

The new digital paradigm: improving quality and the participation of professionals

Avinent Implant System

Avinent Implant System

The new digital paradigm: improving quality and the participation of professionals

The technological revolution that has taken place over the last ten years has brought about an evolution in almost every sector of economic activity. In the medical technologies field, this paradigm shift has developed around two main technological factors: digitization and the new possibilities offered by 3D printing. These innovations have significantly transformed the previously existing business model as regards both the product and the manufacturing process itself.

Taking AVINENT as our example, we can see, in relation to the product, that we have moved from mass production to totally customized fabrication. This has come about thanks to a considerable advance in versatility, in other words, in the possibilities that dentists have at their disposal when placing an order. Today, our clients are able to choose from a wide range of materials (resin, polyamide, titanium, etc.) and a number of different digital technologies (3D printing, laser sintering, stereolithography, and milling) in order to achieve custom solutions with complex geometries. All thanks to the possibilities offered us by companies such as EOS, Stratasys, 3D Systems, RapidShape, and Formlabs.

Additional to all these opportunities are others that derive from the change that has also taken place in the manufacturing process, which has gone from an order-stock-delivery approach to another consisting of order-codesign-custom product fabrication-delivery. The main difference between these two models stems from the technologies employed to carry them out, which in the second case are totally digital. Thanks to the new technological resources AVINENT has at its command, our clients have the ability to play an active role in decision-making, and hence in the final result of the product they will be purchasing, by working closely with AVINENT’s technicians on the final design of the product.

This is clearly exemplified by the new AVINENT Digital Health medical line, which is centered on the production of totally custom solutions for reconstructing bone structures for various parts of the human body. By using a digital platform developed by AVINENT, medical technicians and doctors can speed up the ordering process and communications between them, thereby designing the best possible solution for each individual case.

We at AVINENT are without a shadow of doubt immersed in this totally new paradigm shift brought about by digitization and 3D printing, which is not only improving the speed and number of medical possibilities but also opening up a new framework for empowering professionals in decision-making. A new more effective, transparent, and participative world of digital solutions.

 

 

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Advanced esthetics, Materials, Dentistry 4.0, Dental System, Guided surgery, 3D printing, 3Shape TRIOS, Dental prosthetics, Cad-cam, Implants

 


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