Stratasys Announces a Series of AM innovations for Dental Laboratories

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Stratasys, one of the largest 3D printing companies in the world announced in an official release that it has unveiled a series of newly integrated additive manufacturing innovations with an aim to boost accessibility and professional-grade 3D printing technology for dental laboratories.

Announced at the ongoing LMT Lab Day, Chicago 2018 event – the largest dental event in the USA, these AM solutions are designed exclusively for dental laboratories in a bid to offer advanced lab service offerings, reduce production costs and time and support mass adoption of digital dentistry.

One of the products unveiled at the event by the company is the Objet260 Dental 3D printer. Based on the award-winning PolyJet triple-jetting technology, the Objet260 Dental 3D printer offers state-of-the-art functionality for laboratories across all the departments. With a capability to 3D print using three different materials, the Objet260 Dental 3D printer offers the necessary versatility needed to build different dental products such as surgical guides, models and appliances for different needs of patients.

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Above: The Stratasys Objet260 Dental 3D Printer. The 3D printer is specifically designed to boost use of professional-grade 3D printing in dental laboratories/Image Credit: Stratasys

Another essence of this 3D printer from Stratasys is that when used in single-material mode, it provides operators to gain increased production efficiency and at the same time reduce material wastes, a key feature that help save material costs. The Objet260 Dental 3D printer is apt for mid-sized dental laboratories that are looking to increase their service offerings.

To offer more advantages of 3D printing for dentists and dental laboratories, Stratasys is also demonstrating two new products at LMT Lab Day. One of these products is the MEDFLX 625 – a flexible biocompatible material 3D printer that allows dental and orthodontic labs with an option to custom mix flexible and rigid biocompatible materials. The MEDFLX 625 is designed to offer laboratories increased efficiency by allowing them 3D print both surgical guides and soft-tissue implant models during a single print session.

Also Read: Formlabs to Demonstrate its first Automated 3D Printing System for Dental World at LMT Lab Day

Offering details of how the new products put Stratasys at the helm of dental innovation, Mike Gaisford, Director of Health Solutions at Stratasys said in an official statement, “There’s no denying the power of 3D printing for digital dentistry to significantly decrease turnaround time, reduce labor costs, and provide new streams of revenue. Multi-material 3D printing pushes the boundaries of what’s possible in dentistry today, while unlocking the next-generation of applications for tomorrow”.

We believe that today’s announcements put Stratasys at the helm of dental innovation – and now we’re placing it in the hands of more customers than ever before,” Gaisford added.

The company is making the most out of the largest dental laboratory event by demonstrating a few more of its technologies. These include the company’s new Pop-Out-Part (PoP) technology which eases the use of additive manufacturing for high-volume 3D printing applications such as allowing producers to clean thousands of arches with low investment in equipment or labour.

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