Align Technology announces Invisalign interoperability with 3M True Definition Align Technology (ALGN) and 3M ESPE (MMM) announced that Align Technology has qualified the 3M True Definition scanner for use with Invisalign case submissions, which requires an intraoral scanner that can readily capture an accurate full arch digital impression. This qualification will now enable Invisalign providers with a True Definition scanner to submit a digital impression in place of a traditional PVS impression as part of the Invisalign case submission process. The 3M True Definition scanner is the only third-party scanner that has been qualified for use with Invisalign treatment. Align's own iTero scanner was qualified for Invisalign case submission in December 2011. Align supports an open systems approach to digital impressions and continues to work with intraoral scanning companies interested in developing interoperability for use with Invisalign treatment.
AU Optronics and 3M announce new technology alliance, DigiTimes reports AU Optronics (AUO) and 3M (MMM) have announced a new technology partnership that combines AUO's ALCD technology and 3M's quantum dot enhancement film, reports DigiTimes. The technology will be available in more LCD sizes with AUO ALCD entering mass production by the end of 2015. Reference Link