SHEFFIELD - 12th December, 2013 - Renishaw, a world leading supplier of measurement products, has selected Polygonica software developed by MachineWorks Ltd, provider of CNC simulation & verification and polygonal mesh processing software, for use by its Dental Division.
The Polygonica solid modelling toolkit is to be integrated into the Renishaw dental manufacturing<
system and supplied with Renishaw AM250 laser melting machines used to make dental frameworks and medical implants and prostheses in a range of metals with highly complex geometries. Polygonica will provide solid healing, boolean operations, simplification, offsetting and profile generation within Renishaw dental manufacturing systems.
"We chose Polygonica because its solid modelling and mesh healing capabilities are second to none,” says Bryan Austin, Director and General Manager of the Renishaw’s Dental Products Division.
"We are looking forward to supporting Renishaw in their future challenges with the Polygonica solid modelling engine. For a demanding application like dental framework manufacture, it’s important that the software operates efficiently in the background without having to even notice that it is there", says David Knight, Polygonica Sales Manager at MachineWorks Ltd.
Renishaw is a world leading metrology company, applying innovation in its global markets. With its highly experienced team, it is confidently driving its future growth through innovation and patented products and processes, efficient, high-quality manufacturing and the ability to provide local support in all its markets. With in excess of 3,300 skilled and motivated staff it continues to be at the leading edge of technological innovation.
Renishaw is one of the world’s leading providers of in-lab dental CAD/CAM systems. Having previously designed, manufactured and supplied the Nobel Biocare® Piccolo and Procera® Forte scanners it now offers a comprehensive CAD/CAM suite direct to dental laboratories. This includes the DS10 and DS20 dental scanners, enabling labs to access a range of centrally manufactured crown and bridge restorations in materials such as zirconia, cobalt chrome (CoCr), PMMA and Wax. Implant supported frameworks such as LaserAbutments™ and LaserBridges™ are also available in CoCr through a scanning service or central manufacturing.
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About MachineWorks Ltd
MachineWorks Software sets the standard for CNC simulation and verification component software in the industry. More than 60% of CAM developers in the world have MachineWorks’ cutting-edge functionality for nearly 20 years. MachineWorks’ toolkit has been integrated by software and hardware OEMs looking for a solution in simulation of material removal and clash and gouge detection of any type of CNC machining. MachineWorks’ core technology combines speed, accuracy and stability. It is ideally suited for anti-crash systems, complex machining and full machine simulation.
The Polygonica toolkit provides polygon modelling component software for industries such as CAD/CAM/CAE, CFD, reverse engineering, rapid prototyping, 3D printing, 3D movies and gaming, geo-exploring, urban modelling and other 3D digital applications.