3D Systems Introduces Auto-stack Feature to Optimise 3D Printing of Orthodontic Designs

by Sebastian

Ahead of LMT Lab Day 2020 in Chicago today, 3D Systems is introducing a new optimised 3D printing workflow for orthodontic designs.

The additive production leader is set to reveal a brand-new digital production option integrating its NextDent 5100 3D printer, NextDent Model 2.0 material and 3D Sprint software, which is stated to facilitate the high-precision, vertical stacked printing of orthodontic designs.

The solution will enable oral laboratories and centers to produce 30 orthodontic models in one print or 120 models in an eight-hour duration (size and geometry reliant). The key to this latest offering is a brand-new auto-stacking function within 3D Sprint which supplies one-click automated preparation and positioning of models on the build plate including wise nesting and proprietary assistance structures. The function is stated to provide high precision, reduced material usage and labour, and simple break-off supports.

” We’re delighted to reveal the most current innovation for 3D Systems’ Digital Dentistry Solution,” Menno Ellis, senior vice president and general manager, plastics, 3D Systems, told TCT. This makes it possible for printing of 30 orthodontic designs in less than 2 hours and is offered to all customers as part of their 3D Sprint license.

The function is expected to be readily available for all NextDent 5100 users in early Q2 2020. The news demonstrates 3D Systems continued financial investment in its oral portfolio following the acquisition of Vertex-Global Holding B.V., consisting of the NextDent materials brand name, back in 2017.

More just recently, the business secured 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its NextDent Denture 3D+ material, which when utilized in conjunction with NextDent C&B MFH, is stated to provide a last denture that is 90% cheaper to produce in 75% less time than those developed via standard techniques.

3D Systems will display its portfolio of 3D printing technologies at this year’s TCT 3Sixty event being kept in Birmingham, UK between September 29th and October 1st, 2020.

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