Stratasys' Objet30 OrthoDesk and Objet Eden 3D printers will now come from the factory equipped with the latest release of 3Shape Implant Studio's Implant Planning and Surgical Guides Design software.

3Shape Implant Studio's Implant Planning and Guided Surgery software is designed to bring together implant planning, prosthetics, and drill guide design to provide a cost-efficient solution that saves chair-time and improves the patient's experience.

Surgical guide designed using 3Shape software and produced on a Stratasys Objet Eden260V 3D Printer.

By combining cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans with 3Shape's TRIOS digital impressions, dentists can achieve accurate implant planning, and produce high quality prosthetics.

The newly added pre-settings for Stratasys' Objet line of 3D printers enable 3Shape users to generate an STL file optimized for Stratasys dental 3D printing systems. The result should be a smoother workflow.

"We are very pleased that our dental lab customers now have access to complementary solutions from the 3Shape Implant Studio Implant Planning and Guided Surgery system," Stratasys Global Dental Director Avi Cohen said. "The two companies have collaborated to produce highly accurate surgical guides while refining additional 3D printing solutions (for) the accelerated implementation of the digital dental highway for dental labs worldwide, bringing mass customization to small- and mid-sized labs."

The Objet line of dental 3D printers has received several awards in recent years, including the Dental Advisor 2013 Top Innovative Equipment Award, and the Dental Labs Products' 2011 Readers Choice Award.