GHENT, Belgium and HANGZHOU, China, May 24, 2022 – Oqton, a software provider helping manufacturers increase innovation and efficiency by intelligently automating production, and Eplus3D, a leading global supplier of metal 3D printing solutions, today announced they have entered a strategic partnership.
Through this collaboration, the companies intend to enable dental laboratory professionals to increase productivity, thus providing better service to their customers. This will be possible by making Oqton’s unique AI-powered Manufacturing OS platform available to users of Eplus3D’s industry-leading metal 3D printers. The combination of Oqton’s Manufacturing OS, Eplus3D’s print technology, and both organizations’ deep dental expertise will result in dental solutions that include full traceability as well as automation.
“We’re excited to officially recognize Eplus3D as a trusted partner amongst a host of forward-thinking industry leaders,” said Kris Wouters, general manager – healthcare, Oqton. “We are impressed with their commercial success based on the metal 3D printing technology they’ve developed, and its ability to help dental labs produce patient-specific devices such as crowns, bridges, and RPD frames. As we move forward, we will continue to deepen our technical collaboration, further helping customers achieve desired results with improved productivity while maintaining regulatory compliance.”
“Our collaboration with Oqton first began in 2018, as we set out to fully integrate their innovative Manufacturing OS into our Eplus3D printers,” said Mary Li, head of overseas division, Eplus3D. “Since that time, we’ve become increasingly acquainted with their expertise and technology, and are impressed by the easy-to-use, smart algorithms they’ve created. We’re looking forward to our continued collaboration to simplify production workflows for our customers – helping them unlock the full potential of AM to accelerate industrialization.”
Oqton and Eplus3D’s customers are already realizing the benefits of this partnership. Willem Van Cauwenberge, head of engineering, MT3D said, “Oqton allows us to get the most out of our EPlus3D printer. It significantly simplifies and improves our workflows compared to our previous software solution, and more importantly, for dental parts, it almost completely automates the data preparation. Oqton saves us invaluable time setting up each build.”