Chamlion partners with GPAINNOVA for joint research and development of surface finishing technology

Dental digital solutions provider Chamlion and global surface metal finishing expert GPAINNOVA signed a strategic cooperation agreement on 15 Oct to establish a joint venture in China to research, develop, and promote metal dental product surface finishing technology. As part of the agreement, Chamlion will become GPAINNOVA’s exclusive dental strategic partner in China.

According to the companies, the collaboration will leverage the technical and resource advantages of both companies to provide the dental industry with more efficient, reliable, and safe digital solutions, driving the digital transformation of the dental industry into the fast lane.

From left: Qun Zhang (Vice President of Chamlion), Zhitao Wang (CEO of Chamlion), Pau Sarsanedas (CEO of GPAINNOVA), Jordi Gasulla (General Manager of GPAINNOVA Asia)

In the production of dental prostheses, polishing is a crucial step that directly affects user comfort. Traditional dental prosthesis manufacturing relies on manual polishing, which is not only reportedly inefficient but also has drawbacks such as incomplete polishing and the health risks associated with the generated dust. High-quality polishing heavily depends on skilled technicians, and it takes several years to train a mature manual technician, incurring high time and labour costs, according to the companies.

GPAINNOVA was established in Barcelona, Spain in 2013 and has subsidiaries in the US and China. The expert in metal surface finishing GPAINNOVA is known for pioneering dry electropolishing technology with a world-wide patent, which can reach areas that are inaccessible by mechanical or manual means.

It is said to represent a revolutionary solution for surface finishing in the dental industry because it reportedly enables full automation, simplifying the complex multi-step traditional process and replacing the labour-intensive polishing and grinding stages in traditional dental prosthesis manufacturing with a one-step polishing solution. Moreover, dry electropolishing technology is said to differ from traditional plasma polishing machines as it does not require a closed-loop water circulation system and sludge waste disposal machinery, saving space, labour costs, and being more environmentally friendly.

Chamlion is a Chinese manufacturer founded in 2017 based in Nanjing, Jiangsu. The company has expanded to 27 countries worldwide, with over 300 cloud factories producing 100,000 crowns and 10,000 frameworks daily, serving 1,500 dental prosthetic factories. It has in-house research and development of specialised dental 3D printers, AI intelligent design software, and complete post-processing equipment, achieving end-to-end digitalisation of dental processes.

This cooperation between Chamlion and GPAINNOVA aims to standardise and unify the polishing quality of metal dentures. In 2023, GPAINNOVA also celebrates its tenth anniversary, as the collaboration seeks to drive a wave of innovation in digital dentistry by bringing revolutionary technological advancements to the industry.

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