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Renishaw and DENTSPLY Implants conclude additive manufacturing agreement

5 January 2015

Renishaw plc, a global engineering technologies company, and DENTSPLY Implants, one of the world's leading companies in implant dentistry, are pleased to announce an agreement which will see DENTSPLY Implants purchase Renishaw additive manufacturing technology for the manufacture of dental products and Renishaw cease development of its Laserbridge™ implant-supported frameworks.

Mikael Sander, Group Vice President, DENTSPLY Implants says, “This agreement enables DENTSPLY Implants to fully exploit the exciting opportunity that 3D metal printing offers in the field of custom made medical devices. By using Renishaw's highly respected technology, we can enhance our ability to deliver innovative solutions in implant dentistry for improved patient care while advancing our already strong market position.”

Bryan Austin, Director and General Manager of Renishaw's Dental Products Division adds, “The chance to work with DENTSPLY Implants and see Renishaw additive manufacturing technology used by one of the world's leading dental implant companies represents a wonderful opportunity for the dental team at Renishaw.”

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