US-based EasyRx, a developer of orthodontic prescription software, announced integration with 3D Systems’ NextDent 3D Sprint software. The integration will allow users to select EasyRx based STL files in EasyRx and open these files in 3D Sprint software for 3D printing using the 3D Systems’ upcoming NextDent 5100 3D Printer.
EasyRx allows users to submit, manage and track orthodontic lab prescriptions, including preparing and labeling them for 3D printing.
EasyRx users can simply launch an STL file by simply clicking on the 3D Sprint icon inside of EasyRx to launch 3D Sprint and open the selected STL files. The integration will now allow users to go from digital scan to 3D print faster than ever before using the upcoming NextDent 5100 3D Printer from 3D Systems.
Powered by 3D Systems’, Figure 4 technology, the upcoming NextDent 5100 3D Printer from 3D Systems is developed to facilitate high-speed production of dental appliances and sacrificial castings.
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Figure 4 is 3D Systems’ additive production platform and industry’s first scalable, fully-integrated factory solution for direct 3D production, which accelerates and simplifies the fabrication of plastic parts with high speed digital molding, while at the same time produces the same accuracy, reliability and repeatability offered by traditional injection molding.
Invented by 3D Systems’ Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Chuck Hull, Figure 4 is a combination of production-grade materials and ultra-fast print technology, which enables 15 times throughput improvements when compared with competitive offerings and at 20% less cost than existing manufacturing processes.
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Speaking about the benefits that the integration with 3D Systems can offer to users, Todd Blankenbecler, President and CEO of EasyRx said, “3D Systems and NextDent by 3D Systems offer a great line up of 3D printers and materials. Their new Next Dent 5100 3D Printer is a fantastic solution that is generating tremendous excitement. We are very excited to integrate 3D Sprint software into our digital workflow as they rollout the NextDent 5100”.
“This will be a win-win for everyone — integrations are central to our strategy to integrate EasyRx into the digital workflow of practice or labs”, added Blankenbecler.
Offering further details of how the integration with will help deliver fast, accurate and efficient 3D printed solutions to the dental market, Glenn Kennedy US Dental Channel Manager at 3D Systems and NextDent by 3D Systems explained, “The NextDent 5100 printer and NextDent resins offer unprecedented precision, ease of use, speed, efficiency and cost effectiveness dental professionals have been asking for”.
“All NextDent dental 3D printing materials are biocompatible and CE-certified, making them suitable for a wide range of applications. The materials are certified in accordance with medical device directive 93/42/EEC, listed at the FDA and also registered in various other countries,” Kennedy concluded.
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