Design Award for Innovative Sintering Furnace: CEREC SpeedFire from Dentsply Sirona CAD/CAM Wins a Red Dot Award

The CEREC SpeedFire sintering furnace from Dentsply Sirona CAD/CAM has won the coveted Red Dot design award. The award ceremony was held recently in the Aalto Theatre in Essen. Zirconium oxide restorations can be sintered in less than 15 minutes using induction technology.


The “efficient interplay between CEREC SpeedFire’s open and closed shape and rounded and straight lines” impressed the 41-member jury of the annual Red Dot Awards. The “dramatic tension” this created led to the award for the sintering furnace in the “Life Science and Medicine” category. The award ceremony was held at the Red Dot Gala on July 4, 2016 in the Aalto Theatre in Essen.

The CEREC SpeedFire induction furnace, which has been available for five months, is part of the CEREC Zirconia workflow that now enables dentists to offer their patients chair-side restorations using zirconium oxide. The compact and user-friendly device combines the sintering and finalisation process (glazing), making it unique on the market. Both processes take just a few minutes. A crown, for example, can be sintered in 10 to 15 minutes and glazed in nine minutes. Its connection to the system provides the furnace with all the necessary information on the material, colour, type and size of restoration via the CEREC software of Dentsply Sirona CAD/CAM. Based on this information, the furnace gets the right programme for the restoration. An important benefit: The intuitive handling of the software makes all processes easy – there is no need for any special training or long practice sessions. The smallest and fastest sintering furnace on the market has become very popular with dentists in just a short time with the 1000th Dentsply Sirona CEREC furnace having already been manufactured.

Outstanding products, design concepts and communication designs have been awarded by the globally acknowledged Red Dot Award since 1954. This year, the jury, which is made up of independent designers, design professors and journalists, will evaluate a total of 5,214 products from 57 countries in 31 categories. The most important criterion for awarding the coveted prize is high design quality.

The Red Dot Award was bestowed on the compact, fast CEREC SpeedFire sintering furnace from Dentsply Sirona CAD/CAM.