ModuleWorks Plans to Accelerate Development of Manufacturing Technology for Digital Dentistry

March 2, 2023

ModuleWorks announces plans to step up its software development for digital dentistry as part of the company’s global growth strategy.

Since it was founded in 2003, ModuleWorks has developed over 1500 person-years of core manufacturing technology with a worldwide team focusing on machining algorithms. The recent launch of its Strategic Partnership Program will raise funds from key partners to increase the company’s Research and Development capacity. As part of its continued growth strategy, ModuleWorks has also expanded its Headquarters in Aachen, Germany, this year, with R&D facilities dedicated for dental and industrial CNC machines, 3D printers and robotics hardware.

ModuleWorks announces plans to step up its software development for digital dentistry as part of the company’s global growth strategy.

The new ModuleWorks headquarters in Aachen, Germany, 2023

"ModuleWorks software is integrated in systems that manufacture the objects everywhere around us: From molds for consumer items to airplane parts and, of course, dental prosthetics. It is notable that Digital Dentistry was our starting point in CAM automation - one of the four strategic development areas ModuleWorks is investing in. The remaining three areas of cloud computing, advanced additive manufacturing and robotics are already bringing value to the digital dentistry ecosystem. I foresee a strong solidification of these technology-sets in digital dentistry, exactly as we saw our 5-axis milling technology become established as a market standard in the last 10 years."

ModuleWorks Digital Dentistry technology has already been integrated into Oqton’s AI-powered, cloud-based manufacturing solution for dental CNC milling. In advanced additive manufacturing, ModuleWorks teamed up with TRUMPF to adapt its TruTops Print software to the specific requirements of TRUMPF 3D printing systems. Robotics technology is also gaining momentum in digital dentistry. One example is in the specialized orthodontic application of clear aligner trimming, where ModuleWorks Digital Dentistry complements its existing 5-axis toolpath and robotics portfolio with new AI-powered trimline generation software.

“Digital dentistry is an excellent example of successfully transferring manufacturing technology to a new segment with a growing workforce that does not want or need in-depth CAM training. This fast-growing segment is open to new technology and has a direct influence in popularizing the core manufacturing software we develop. Digital dentistry is already Industry 4.0 and at the forefront of material sciences technology as well as modern manufacturing methods. We aim to further support this development and the ongoing development of the technology."

ModuleWorks at IDS 2023

The latest developments from ModuleWorks Digital Dentistry will be presented at the International Dental Show (IDS) 2023, taking place on March 14–18 in Cologne, Germany. ModuleWorks is in Hall 1.2, Stand AO31.

About ModuleWorks Digital Dentistry

ModuleWorks CAM Automation & Digital Dentistry, one of ModuleWorks’ four business areas, develops the leading CAM solution for digital dentistry with tens of thousands of licenses in the global dental laboratory market and 35% of all newly sold dental CAM seats. The dedicated digital dentistry engineering department, based in Aachen, Germany, leverages a software development team of more than 150 developers and 1500 person-years of software development to address the manufacturing challenges in digital dentistry and to drive innovation. This is achieved by providing fully customized solutions tailored to the individual requirements of each ModuleWorks hardware and software partner. The vision is to bring ModuleWorks’ market leading industrial machining, 3D printing and simulation technology to digital dentistry, thus creating a more efficient, high-quality workflow for dental laboratories and practices. 

About ModuleWorks

ModuleWorks is the leading software component provider for the digital manufacturing industry. With over 200 employees and 1500 person-years of software development, ModuleWorks’ expertise in toolpath creation and simulation is recognized throughout the industry and its software components are already optimizing the performance and quality of over 500,000 installed seats of CAD/CAM and CNC software around the world. From standard products to exclusive development projects, ModuleWorks helps companies to bring their vision of Industry 4.0 to life. With its comprehensive portfolio of cutting-edge software components, ModuleWorks enables its customers to optimize their CAD/CAM solutions and connect to CNC/MTB systems to increase their competitiveness and help them Get There Faster.

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