At the same time, this round of financing will also help Chamlion have a presence in the global dental processing market. In response to this round of financing, Antarctic Bear conducted an exclusive interview with Zhitao Wang, CEO of Chamlion.
△Zhitao Wang, CEO of Chamlion
The Application of 3D Printing in the Dental Market
A 100 billion-level dental industry has been born, and 3D printing technology has huge application space in this field. From digitization to intelligence, lowering barriers to use and improving mass production efficiency are the new trends in dental 3D printing.
According to Antarctic Bear, the 3D printing technology currently used in dentistry mainly includes two types:
1. Metal 3D printing, mainly used for the manufacture of metal crowns, removable partial dentures, etc.
2. DLP 3D printing is mainly used for the manufacture of dental molds, temporary crowns, implant guides, invisible orthodontic dental molds, etc.
Unlike the first two companies, Chamlion focuses on dental metal and light-curing 3D printing solutions.
Leading the Trend of Digital Dentistry
Nowadays, the world has entered digitalization, but denture manufacturing is still dominated by traditional casting, which is a labor-intensive industry with a very high proportion of labor costs. Zhitao Wang, CEO of Chamlion, said: “There are two relatively mature commercial applications for metal 3D printing; one is aerospace, and the other one is dentistry.” There are many excellent companies in aerospace.
Through continuous research and development of updated technologies, digital manufacturing in dentistry is empowered, so that more people can enjoy the beautiful life brought by technology. Through a lot of time spent on understanding the real needs of customers, and through continuous investment, Chamlion has developed a total solution.
We’re constantly trying to understand the problems for traditional dental labs and have successively developed some metal 3D printers and resin 3D printers, as well as 3D printing path planning, 3D printing slicing, denture intelligent design, and cloud intelligent manufacturing.
Regarding the certificate of dental products, Zhitao Wang said: “In the future, 70% of Chamlion’s business will be overseas, so compliance is our top concern. At present, some products have obtained a series of certificates, including foreign UL/FDA/CE, etc”
By empowering global dental labs with new technologies, their manufacturing capabilities will be more flexible, and they will be able to undertake more orders from other cities and countries, increasing the qualification rate to 99. 2%, greatly reducing costs and improving efficiency.
200 Dental 3D Printing Centers in the Future
△One of the Chamlion printing centers
While other metal 3D printing manufacturers are still selling equipment, Chamlion has begun to deploy dental cloud to the world. Zhitao Wang said: “3D printers can only solve the production convenience of one process of dental manufacturing. Dental manufacturing is a highly customized manufacturing process, and each production process is different. We can only help our customers and achieve better improvements by the whole dental solution with material, software, and equipment”
In just five years, Chamlion has grown into a leading company in the field of dental 3D printing. At the same time, Chamlion has successfully established more than 130 printing centers around the world, with a daily production capacity of 50,000 dental crowns and 5,000 removable partials, providing denture products to more than 15 million people around the world.
Zhitao Wang told Antarctic Bear: “Any printing center in the world can upload data to Chamlion Cloud to place an order.” CAD design, printing, and digital manufacturing will be completed automatically.
What we provide to customers is not 3D printers, but the digital manufacturing capabilities of Chamlion.