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CAD/CAM - international magazine of digital dentistry

I industry news _ exocad _exocad, a company based in Darmstadt in Germany, follows the approach of continuous in- tegration to increase product quality. For this reason, our design software, exocad DentalCAD, has been developed incrementally since its launch. This year, there is an update that is unique in its scope. It represents a major leap forward and as such it presents the next software generation in one fell swoop. Some of the many new and ongo- ing developments are presented briefly in this article. _How it all began The Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graph- ics Research in Darmstadt is one of the world’s leading institutions for applied visual computing. This is where the initial DentalCAD software was developed. It was characterized by its particular ease of operation, rapidly achievable results and open interface for integrating various scanners and milling machines. The first version was com- pleted in 2008. On 1 March 2010, the then newly established spin-off company, exocad, was an- nounced as the exclusive licensee. Even then, the clientele ranged from A for Amann Girrbach of Koblach in Austria to Z for Zirkonzahn of Gais in Italy. Figure 1 provides an image of the software in 2010. A great deal has changed since then and the new version is being launched not only with additional features, but also with a completely re- designed user interface. Fig. 2_Screenshot of exocam CAM software. exocad DentalCAD, the next generation 36 I CAD/CAM 2_2015 Fig. 1_Screenshot of the software from 2010. Fig. 2 Fig. 1

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