The system supplier for metal 3D printing systems One Click Metal, the manufacturer of dental CAD/CAM production systems imes-icore® and the production centre i-ProDens are entering into a joint strategic partnership. In this way, each company contributes its core competencies profitably and the trio can effectively and quickly access the AM dental market with its high quality requirements and strict regulations.
With the metal 3D printer MPRINT+, the system supplier for metal 3D printers One Click Metal, based in Tamm near Stuttgart, is opening up the dental market. One Click Metal remains true to its mission of making it as easy as possible for users to access and successfully use metal 3D printing technologies.
The demands in the dental industry are high: price pressure combined with high quality requirements for dental applications as well as strict and growing regulations. One Click Metal has recognised that it is only possible to address this market and its customers reasonably with appropriate partners and with the customer in focus. To achieve this goal, One Click Metal has formed a strategic partnership with imes-icore® and i-ProDens, who have already been established in the dental market for many years. imes-icore®, based in Eiterfeld north of Frankfurt, has been a leading international manufacturer of dental CAD/CAM systems and solutions since 2003 and covers all the individual requirements of dental practices, dental laboratories and milling centres with its wide range of dental CAD/CAM milling and grinding systems. The manufacturing service provider i-ProDens in Hanau near Frankfurt offers individual solutions in dental technology and continues to drive industrial digitalisation with its process understanding and thought leadership approach.
Through the partnership with One Click Metal, imes-icore® is expanding its product range to include future-oriented additive metal manufacturing, while at the same time both companies are positioning themselves more widely in terms of customer and market segments.
Strategic partnerships as key to fast and effective market development
One Click Metal focuses on strategic partnerships to develop and distribute products with the highest customer benefit and to implement its vision with a consistent focus on its own core competencies. The process and laser know-how comes from TRUMPF, and with the INDEX Group, One Click Metal has gained a powerful partner for the reliable ramp-up of production and acceleration of e-commerce and digitalisation solutions. With imes-icore®, One Click Metal continues to expand its network and thus creates ever new synergies with which the development of new markets and target groups can be realised.
Gerrit Brüggemann, CEO of One Click Metal: „The dental market is an important market for us, as customers here are already producing economically with our technology. With the dental system manufacturer imes-icore®, which has an established international market access and a solid understanding of customers, and the milling centre i-ProDens, which brings both the process understanding and the customer view, we have found two very strong partners to jointly give dental customers the opportunity to expand their service portfolio in a reasonable and profitable way.“
Christoph Stark, CEO of imes-icore®: „With these high-quality AM systems and the strategic partnerships with One Click Metal and i-ProDens, we are adding another forward-looking technology for professional laboratories and milling centres to our range of dental CAD/CAD production systems for manufacturing dental implants.“
Yohannes Woldegergis, CEO of i-ProDens: „In this groundbreaking cooperation, we are taking another important step into the digital future of dental technology. Our highly specialised and dedicated team is eager to contribute its many years of experience in building dental frameworks with AM systems and to optimise the process. We look forward to forming the ideal network with imes-icore® and One Click Metal.“