Clearstep and Objet to Collaborate on Digital Orthodontic Solution

By Objet Geometries Ltd, PRNE
Tuesday, December 7, 2010

LONDON and REHOVOT, Israel, December 8, 2010 - Objet Geometries Ltd., ( the innovation leader in
3D printing for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing, today announced
collaboration with Clearstep Laboratories, ( a
leading provider of digital orthodontic solutions. Objet's high resolution,
3D printing systems will facilitate Clearstep(TM) to become more efficient in
manufacturing custom-made orthodontic clear aligners on a mass scale. Working
together, Clearstep and Objet will bring the advantages of digital printing
technology to orthodontics.

The Clearstep Solution is a series of clear, removable aligners designed
to align the patient's teeth, which both orthodontists and dentists use as an
alternative to traditional metal braces. The clear aligners consist of
individual parts vacuum-formed using Objet's printed models. The Clearstep
manufacturing center is one of the most advanced digital production center in
the UK. The production is heavily supported by Objet 3D printing systems,
which help to reduce the time required for the clear braces production

"Objet and Clearstep have teamed up to implement Objet's ultra-thin
layer, high-resolution 3D printing applications in the Clearstep production
process," said Avi Cohen, Head of Medical Solutions at Objet. "We expect this
cooperation will increase overall manufacturing productivity and offer
significant benefits to Clearstep customers."

Alistair McCance, Managing Director of Clearstep commented: "The
Clearstep solution was developed by one of the country's leading
orthodontists, Dr Andrew McCance, who understands the unique treatment and
compliance needs of advanced orthodontic solutions. The digital production
center combines the unique benefits of the Clearstep solution combined with a
series of Objet's 3D printing systems. We are continually looking for ways to
increase productivity and expect that our all-in-one digital workflow will
help to improve the service to our customers and to augment the productivity
of our highly skilled local lab technicians."

"We see this as a significant orthodontic solution that teams together
two leading technologies. We recognize the high value of Clearstep's solution
and we believe that by bringing it together with Objet's 3D printing systems,
we shall achieve top results for the benefit of users worldwide," concludes
Avi Cohen.

About Clearstep

Clearstep ( started to develop in 2001 as the
brainchild of Dr Andrew McCance. Listening to the needs and desires of his
patients for an orthodontic solution that was "invisible" yet efficient, Dr
McCance began to explore the potential of clear positioner braces. After
successfully launching the product to the specialist market, in 2005 the
Clearstep Diagnostic Faculty was set up in order to empower General Dental
Practitioners to offer Clearstep to their patients. Providing support and
guidance from specialist orthodontists in the diagnosis and treatment
planning allows General Dental Practitioners to offer a high quality
orthodontic solution to their patients in practice.

Over the next three years, Ortho Pro-Teknica began to grow as demand for
the clear brace increased. In 2006 the company won the Sussex Business Awards
and was a finalist in the National Business Awards.

Copyright (c) Ortho Pro-Teknica Limited 2010. 'Clearstep' (word and logo)
are trademarks of Ortho Pro-Teknica Limited.

About Objet Geometries

Objet Geometries Ltd., ( the innovation leader in
3D printing for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing, provides
3-dimensional printing systems that enable manufacturers and industrial
designers to reduce cost of product development and dramatically shorten
time-to-market of new products.

Objet's ultra-thin-layer, high-resolution 3-dimensional printing systems
and materials utilize PolyJet polymer jetting technology, to print ultra-thin
16-micron layers. The market-proven Objet Eden line of 3D Printing Systems
and the Objet Alaris30 3D desktop printer are based on Objet's patented
office-friendly PolyJet Technology. The objet Connex multi-material family is
based on Objet's PolyJet Matrix Technology, which jets multiple model
materials simultaneously and creates composite Digital Materials on the fly.
All Objet systems use Objet's FullCure(R) materials to create accurate,
clean, smooth, and highly detailed 3D parts.

Objet systems are in use by customers worldwide, including Fortune 100
companies, in multiple industries such as Dental, Medical, Consumer
Electronics, Automotive, toys, consumer goods, and footwear industries.

Founded in 1998, Objet serves its growing global customer base through
offices in USA, Mexico, Europe, Japan, China and Hong Kong, and a global
network of distribution partners. Objet owns more than 50 patents and patent
pending inventions. For more information, visit us at

(c) 2010 Objet, Quadra, QuadraTempo, PolyJet, FullCure, SHR, Eden,
Eden250, Eden260, Eden 260V, Eden330, Eden350, Eden350V, Eden500V, Job
Manager, Objet Studio, CADMatrix, Connex, Connex350, Connex500, Alaris,
Alaris30, PolyLog, TangoBlack, TangoGray, TangoPlus, TangoBlackPlus,
VeroBlue, VeroWhite, VeroBlack, VeroGray, Durus, Digital Materials, Polyjet
Matrix and ObjetGreen are trademarks or registered trademarks of Objet
Geometries Ltd. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other
trademarks belong to their respective owners.

    Objet Media Contacts

    Robyn Stein or Sharon Horowitz
    Tel. +1-212-220-4444

    Dave Chandler
    UK Bespoke
    Tel: +44-1737-215200

    Arita Mattsoff
    Objet Geometries
    Tel. +972-8-931-4314

    Asia Pacific
    Jenny Chan
    The Hoffman Agency
    Tel: +81-3-2231-8101

    Masaya Takahama
    The Hoffman Agency, Japan
    Tel: +81-3-5159-2145

    Dong Chen
    The Hoffman Agency, China
    Tel. +86-21-6391-5869

Objet Media Contacts: USA, Robyn Stein or Sharon Horowitz, Gabbegroup, Tel. +1-212-220-4444, Email. robyn.stein at Sharon.horowitz at; UK, Dave Chandler, UK Bespoke, Tel: +44-1737-215200, E-mail. davec at; Objet, Arita Mattsoff, Objet Geometries, Tel. +972-8-931-4314, Email. arita at; Asia Pacific, Jenny Chan, The Hoffman Agency, Tel: +81-3-2231-8101, E-mail. jchan at; Japan, Masaya Takahama, The Hoffman Agency, Japan, Tel: +81-3-5159-2145, Email. mtakahama at; China, Dong Chen, The Hoffman Agency, China, Tel. +86-21-6391-5869, Email. dchen at

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