Clearstep, Objet team on orthodontic aligner production

Clearstep Laboratories is using Objet's high-resolution, 3D printing systems to become more efficient in manufacturing custom-made orthodontic clear aligners on a mass scale.

The Clearstep Solution is a series of clear, removable aligners designed to align the patient's teeth. The clear aligners consist of individual parts vacuum-formed using Objet's printed models; the production is heavily supported by Objet 3D printing systems, which help to reduce the time required for the clear braces production process.

"Objet and Clearstep have teamed up to implement Objet's ultrathin layer, high-resolution 3D printing applications in the Clearstep production process," said Avi Cohen, head of Medical Solutions at Objet, in a press release. "We expect this cooperation will increase overall manufacturing productivity and offer significant benefits to Clearstep customers."

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