Rapid Shape and BEGO announce partnership

Andreas Schultheiss (CEO, Rapid Shape) and Christoph Weiss (managing partner, BEGO)

Rapid Shape, developer and manufacturer of 3D printers, and BEGO, developer of dental 3D printing materials, have announced their partnership at this year’s LMT Lab Day in Chicago.

From March this year, Rapid Shape customers will be able to process BEGO’s Varseo materials on the RS D20+, D30+ and D50+ printer models. In addition to the proven materials for 3D printing temporary crowns and bridges as well as dental models and burn-out objects, VarseoSmile Crownplus, BEGO’s ceramic-filled hybrid material for 3D printing definitive restorations, will also be printable with Rapid Shape. This gives Rapid Shape users the opportunity to produce definitive crowns, inlays, table tops, onlays and veneers within minutes.

“Our hybrid material enables a fast restoration option with an excellent price-performance ratio. The printed restorations also feature great aesthetics, a low tendency to age and discolour and a high level of comfort for the patient. Extensive scientific studies by renowned universities and institutes confirm the excellent properties of restorations made of VarseoSmile Crownplus,” said Thomas Kwiedor, head of Business Development 3D Cooperations at BEGO.

“With VarseoSmile Crownplusand the Rapid Shape 3D printing solutions, dental labs and clinics can produce restorations accurately, quickly and in a machine-supported workflow from start to finish. For larger labs, the Rapid Shape D30+ and D50+ printing solutions offer the additional option of automated fabrication of parts from VarseoSmile and VarseoWax materials,” said Andreas Schultheiss, CEO of Rapid Shape. “This partnership and the integration of BEGO materials ensures that our users can combine state-of-the-art technology from Rapid Shape and expertise from BEGO in one outstanding solution.”