OQTON AI-DRIVEN SOFTWARE INTEGRATES ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING WORKFLOW
Several hundred dental labs have adopted Oqton’s Manufacturing Operating System worldwide in the first 18 months of availability.
Oqton, a wholly-owned subsidiary of 3D Systems released the first comprehensive update on the adoption of its AI-driven Manufacturing Operating System, which has focused heavily on the dental market. Dental laboratories are realizing a more than 50% boost in production efficiencies as the Oqton AI capability optimizes all critical additive manufacturing elements into a single workflow in the production environment.
With several hundred dental labs now using the Oqton platform to manage their operations, customer feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, as demonstrated by churn rates ranging from negative 20% to 30%, meaning that customers are not only renewing their licenses but are rapidly expanding the number of licenses they are using in each of their operations.
A prime example is Bertram Dental Lab, the largest USA-based Removable Partial Denture (RPD) manufacturer. Since 1976 Bertram Dental Lab has specialized in RPDs from their Wisconsin-based headquarters. Since adopting the Oqton platform, they have experienced a 50%+ boost in efficiency.
The AI embedded in the Oqton software is essential to its ability to manage the entire factory workflow, optimizing production efficiencies and providing critical component traceability where needed in regulated industries and high-performance system applications. This same approach is now being taken in several other market verticals, including medical device manufacturing in the Healthcare market, and Energy, Aerospace, Automotive, and Contract Manufacturing in the Industrial market. Based upon early customer feedback, 3D Systems believes success in these markets will mirror that of the Dental market in the years ahead.