SLM Solutions and BEGO conclude licensing agreement for dental branch

SLM Solutions, pioneer and leader in Rapid Manufacturing Technology, and Bego Bremer Goldschlägerei Wilh. Herbst GmbH & Co. KG, leading international specialist in prosthodontics, concluded a patent agreement for medical and dental branches.

Bego Bremer Goldschlägerei Wilh. Herbst GmbH & Co. KG, is one of the leading international companies in prosthodontics and implantology. The Company from Bremen has been invested in R&D and the development of future technologies massively since a couple of years. Comparably in the future market of digital CAD/CAM solutions, BEGO is a pioneer in Selective Laser Melting Technology (SLM) for the dental branch and holds important patents concerning this manufacturing process.

SLM Solutions and BEGO concluded a licensing agreement. Signing the contract allows the german manufacturer of systems for generative manufacturing processes to be also successful in the medical and dental industry. “We feel very glad about the licensing agreement with SLM Solutions. I´m convinced that we created a win-win-situation, from which both companies will benefit enormously in the future. I also understand this as a verification of our business strategy to advance Research and Development”, said Christoph Weiss, managing partner of BEGO. Hans J. Ihde, President and CEO of SLM Solutions agreed with this statement: “Using the Bego- patents gives our customers legitimated security rights and strengthens our offer for using SLM Systems in the dental market. After having launched the SLM-Technology successfully into the industrial sector 10 years ago, we are definitely better positioned in the medical sector now!“

The SLM-Process generates precise and homogenous metal parts from 3 D CAD-data of computers in a layer building process without limits in design and in remarkable speed and accuracy. BEGO launched this technology into the dental industry in 2011. In contrast to the classical cutting technology it can be worked more efficiently concerning energy and material output.

After EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems, SLM Solutions GmbH is the second manufacturer BEGO concluded a comparable licensing agreement about using the SLM-Patents. “In this way we not only document a strong position of our SLM-Technology, either we give a sign to the market: BEGO defends and merchandises its patents successfully.“, underlines Dr. Thomas Kosin, technical director of BEGO.

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