CAD/CAM software provider Exocad announced it has acquired the assets of STI Holdings, provider of the Sensable Dental Lab System for partial framework design.
The purchase includes licenses to key patents and pending patents related to geometric/volumetric processing and digital dentistry.
All Exocad end-user customers with current update contracts will be able to download the fully functional, partial denture technology preview from Exocad at no charge, along with documentation and video tutorials.
The partial denture technology preview will work with any open Exocad-supported scanner, and produce industry-standard stereolithography (STL) format output. The technology preview will be made available as soon as the mouse-based controls are finalized. In parallel with the technology preview, Exocad is working actively to further develop the platform to make it available through its distribution partners as part of the Exocad software portfolio.
"This acquisition underscores our commitment to providing labs and dentists with best available products and extends our design capability to both metal and flexible partial dentures," stated Tillmann Steinbrecher, general manager and CEO of Exocad, in a press release.