Auburn Engineering Delivers Prototypes, Low Volume Production for Dental Equipment Manufacturer

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Auburn Engineering, Inc., a leading provider of rapid prototyping and production services, announces that it is a single source provider for both tooling and molding for the dental equipment manufacturer, D4D Technologies.

Auburn Engineering completed these production tools for D4D Technologies shortly after the urethane prototypes proved out their designs. Having spent time making design improvements during the prototype phase of this project, the production tools provided high quality parts from day one.

Auburn Engineering, Inc., a leading provider of rapid prototyping and production services, announces that it is a single source provider for both tooling and molding for the dental equipment manufacturer, D4D Technologies.

Notes Reid Scott, president, Auburn Engineering, "Auburn Engineering completed these production tools for D4D Technologies shortly after the urethane prototypes proved out their designs. Having spent time making design improvements during the prototype phase of this project, the production tools provided high quality parts from day one."

"We selected Auburn because they could meet our high quality standards and rapid response requirements," said Dennis Britt, vice president of operations with D4D.    

Auburn Engineering partnered with the dental equipment developer's design team to build selective laser sintering (SLS) prototypes for the numerous components of the innovative D4D dental equipment for initial design review. The SLS glass-filled nylon prototypes offered were more durable than stereolithography (SLA) epoxy prototypes. D4D designers then looked to Auburn Engineering to produce silicone molds and cast urethane prototypes for the first functional plastic prototypes that were to be installed on working units.

About D4D Technologies
D4D Technologies, headquartered in Richardson, Texas, specializes in 3D digitizing applications and commercialization of new technologies in the dental restoration market. D4D is dedicated to delivering patient comfort and convenience with its E4D CAD/CAM restorative system for dental offices and laboratories. The system uses high-speed laser scanning technology to produce digital 3D impressions of teeth prepared for crown, inlay, onlay, or veneer restorations.

About Auburn Engineering
Auburn Engineering is a leading rapid prototyping and limited production company serving the product development community for nearly two decades. Auburn's team of experts provides on-time, cost effective low-volume production molding and assemblies to automotive, consumer appliance, office furniture, medical and a variety of product manufacturers. A division of Dynetics, Auburn Engineering is headquartered in its Rochester Hills, Michigan engineering and rapid prototyping facility, featuring one of the industry's finest tooling facilities, and comprehensive stereo lithography and selective laser sintering capabilities. Services include rapid prototyping, urethane casting, composite tooling, blow molding, aluminum tooling, injection molding, vacuum forming, metal casting, high speed CNC machining, reverse engineering, and CMM inspection. http://www.auburn.com

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