Stratasys Compact, versatile dental printer for smaller labs
Germany – Stratasys has introduced the Objet30 Dental Prime, a high-quality, low-cost 3D printer designed to allow smaller dental labs to produce a wide range of models and appliances in-house.
According to Stratasys, the printer provides two printing modes: High quality and high speed. The former prints models with superior surface finish and intricate, delicate features required for precise fittings on crown, bridge, and prosthetic models (in 16-µm layers). The latter prints at accelerated speeds to produce orthodontic models and surgical guides with increased productivity (in 28-µm layers). Together, they are said to provide smaller labs to produce dental and orthodontic appliances in-house, thus, increasing productivity, shortening delivery times and improving patient satisfaction too.
This printer allows a choice of three PolyJet 3D printing materials; Vero-Dent-Plus (MED690) - a material that offers strength, accuracy and durability to create intricate models. Clear Bio-compatible (MED610), medically approved for temporary in-mouth placement, essential for producing surgical guides and investment castings for chromium cobalt removable partial denture (RPD) frames, and Vero-Glaze (MED620), an opaque bio-compatible material with A2 shading designed to provide accurate colour matching.