Stratasys Names Medicodi and PD Dental as Channel Partners Targeting Dental Market in Korea
Jan 24, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Stratasys AP, a subsidiary of Stratasys, a manufacturer of 3D printers and production systems for prototyping and manufacturing, announced the appointment of Medicodi and PD Dental as new channel partners in Korea.
In a release, the company noted that the new partners will focus on the distribution of Stratasys' 3D printing technology to the dental market. This appointment marks the increasing demand for 3D printing and the potential for digital dentistry in Korea. By combining Stratasys' 3D printing technology with Medicodi and PD Dental's expertise and experience in the field, the company expects to expand the penetration of digital dentistry in Korea.
The partnership with Medicodi, a Korean dental device distributor, together with PD Dental, a dental solutions provider, will provide dental labs and clinics in Korea with immediate access to local support and expertise on Stratasys' 3D printing solutions for digital dentistry.
"Over the past few years, we have provided industry-driven 3D printing solutions to support the growth and advancement of digital dentistry in Korea and around the world," said Gilad Gans, Executive Vice President for Global Field Operations, Stratasys. "Korea is a strategic market in Asia Pacific, and we are confident that these local partnerships will help address the unique needs of the country's dental industry."
3D printing is at the heart of the new digital era in dentistry. Combined with intra-oral scanning, CAD/CAM and design software, 3D printing helps dental labs produce a range of orthodontic appliances such as dental stone models, clear aligners and true-to-life veneer prototypes accurately. Stratasys' dental solutions are based on its' 3D printing technology and printing materials specially designed for dental applications. Stratasys dental solutions provide labs with an ideal platform for a fully digitized workflow, enabling more efficient and cost effective production.
"We are very pleased to be appointed as Stratasys' dental distributor in Korea," said Sun-Kyu Choi, CEO of Medicodi Inc. "We are a strong believer in Stratasys' cutting edge 3D printing technology and the value it brings to the dental industry. With Stratasys, we will play a critical role to provide professional 3D printing solutions to dental labs and clinics, maximizing our customers' competitiveness and effectiveness."
"There is a strong demand for digital dentistry and we believe it is the ideal next step for dental professionals," said Hyun Jong Park, CEO of PD Dental. "We are partnering with Stratasys, the leader in 3D printing, to lead the transition to 3D printing in the Korean dental market."
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