Door Thijs van Hasselt op wo, 30/09/2015 - 21:01
Vertex-Dental is a manufacturer of high quality prosthetic dental products. They provide acrylic materials to vacuum cast teeth, such as the Vertex™ teeth Quint. The Vertex™ teeth grinder can be used to increase the contact surface of the Quint and to place the Quint on a denture base using a bond such as the Vertex™ Acrybond.
Additive manufacturing (AM) simplifies the work flow, teeth don't have to vacuum casted and subsequently milled but can be produced at once.
AM had therefore the potential to disrupt the business model of vertex-dental and posed a threat.