Redon Technology Sets a New Standard for Dental Equipment Precision

CNC milling manufacturer brings products to market faster and collaborates more efficiently with SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE.

Challenge

Develop high-performance milling machine products specifically suited to the dental industry's needs, which require high precision and product quality.

Solution

Adopting the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE® design and project management solutions, which reduced cost compared to previous solutions and has expanded innovation from conceptual design to product launch into the market.

Results

  • Access designs from anywhere
  • Enhances team coordination and enables multiple employees to work simultaneously
  • All stakeholders can access design details on a single platform
  • Speeding up entire design processes

In 2007, Redon Technology embarked on a mission to establish value-creating solutions in the dental technology sector. The Istanbul company quickly became an industry leader by prioritizing precision, product quality, and service of its 5-axis CNC machines.

Redon’s strategy first focused on understanding the dental industry’s needs. The company used various research methodologies to pinpoint requirements. This initial phase enabled Redon to develop high-performance milling machine products that were specifically suited to the industry's wants and needs.

Cost-saving Innovations

One of Redon’s most impactful investments since deploying SOLIDWORKS® has been adopting cloud-based design and project management solutions. “Communication, [simulation] analysis, data management, supplier relationships, and collaboration with dealers have all been greatly improved by 3DEXPERIENCE®,” notes Atakan Akçay, founder and CEO. “The cost advantages of working in the cloud have been significant. From conceptual design to the product’s launch into the market, we needed a platform to manage all processes, and we met this need with 3DEXPERIENCE.”

The 5-axis milling machines Redon makes specifically for the dental industry are distributed to about 20 countries, including key markets like the United Kingdom, France, and the United States. “We conduct thorough static and dynamic analyses and assess inter-part relationships using SOLIDWORKS, and our project management activities are facilitated by the 3DEXPERIENCE platform,” explains Tolga Şimşek, R&D Manager.

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Communication, [simulation] analysis, data management, supplier relationships, and collaboration with dealers have all been greatly improved by 3DEXPERIENCE. The cost advantages of working in the cloud have been significant. From conceptual design to the product’s launch into the market, we needed a platform to manage all processes, and we met this need with 3DEXPERIENCE.

Atakan Akçay
Founder and CEO

Unified Access Speeds Design

“The 3DEXPERIENCE platform has transformed how we design and collaborate,” emphasizes Şimşek. The transition to a cloud-based design platform allows Şimşek’s team to access designs from any computer anywhere in the world. This cloud setup enhances team coordination and enables multiple employees to work simultaneously, speeding up Redon’s design processes. The centralized approach helps prevent issues with revisions and ensures all team members have the most current data. “It coordinates our growing team and allows active participation of everyone in the design process, enhancing our productivity and speed,” states Şimşek. “Even the smallest details can be accessed by all stakeholders on a single platform.”

Arda Aydoğan, an additive manufacturing engineer at Redon, adds, “We have brought multidisciplinary work to the cloud environment; this transition enables us to solve electronic, cabling, and mechanical design [issues] more easily and quickly.”

Impact and Future Outlook

Under the leadership of Akçay, Redon has not only captured a significant share of the Turkish market but has also made substantial inroads internationally. The company continues to push the boundaries of dental technology by focusing on enhancing user experience and product quality.

“Thanks to 3DEXPERIENCE, we have reduced our investment costs. The advantages of working in the cloud have been significant, enabling us to share up-to-date files with our suppliers quickly,” underscores Akçay. “We have overcome the clutter of technical drawings. From conceptual design to product launch, we needed a platform to manage all processes, and we met this need with 3DEXPERIENCE.”

Akçay concludes, “Designing six products over five years, bringing them to life, selling hundreds of products, winning international awards, and participating in trade fairs was challenging. SOLIDWORKS was indeed one of our most essential tools. We combine the highest performance machines with aesthetic design and confidently continue on our road to becoming a global brand.”

Products used:

  • SOLIDWORKS Connected
  • Project Planner
  • 3D Creator
  • Collaborative Business Innovator
  • Collaborative Industry Innovator
  • 3DSwymer roles

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