Polymer 3D printing solutions developer Stratasys revealed the newest addition to its portfolio of 3D printing solutions for dental applications, the Stratasys Origin One Dental.
The new platform is specially designed for producing small batches of a single material that require short print times. This is the second 3D printer produced as a result of Stratasys’ recent acquisition of 3D printing startup Origin back in December 2020. Alongside the latest Stratasys J5 DentaJet 3D printer, the all-new Origin One Dental technology will equip dental labs with additive manufacturing technology to address the growing demand for 3D printing dental solutions.
Both 3D printing systems are powered by the proprietary Programmable PhotoPolymerization P3 digital light printing process, which was also part of the Origin acquisition.
The Origin One Dental platform offers an open materials infrastructure that can support a variety of applications. According to the company, the technology can deliver a “higher throughput at a lower cost per part compared to competing technologies.”
The 3D printing system was specially designed for flow production, small batches of a single material requiring short print time, as well as the streamlining of production processes. With the use of Programmable PhotoPolymerization P3 technology, the machine can perform with more accuracy, precision and detail. It was developed using advances in light printing principles, which enables improved part-to-part consistency and throughput.
Meanwhile, the J5 DentaJet—the first printer offered under Stratasys’ portfolio of dental 3D printing systems, which was launched early this year in March—is currently the only multi-material dental 3D printer that can print mixed dental parts using a single print tray with consistent accuracy.
In addition, the printer can produce multicolor realistic case presentations thanks to its use of PolyJet technology , which is specially designed for the production of smooth, accurate parts, prototypes and tooling. The J5 DentaJet is ideal for large batch printing. According to Stratasys, the machine can also be used for printing large batches of mixed trays of parts overnight or even unattended.
“When our inbound digital impression requests started to increase, we knew that we needed a production-grade 3D dental printer that would allow us to scale our operation. With the Origin One Dental printer, we found the unique combination of accuracy, detailed reproduction, and the lowest cost per part,” said Burdette Dental Lab President Chris Waldrop.
As the dental industry seeks to digitize its workflows while also placing greater focus on aesthetics, the demand for dental solutions continues to grow. Recent trends have also seen dental labs transformed into production centers to meet the shifting needs of customers.
This means that even small labs can now go straight from intraoral scan to in-house production with a seamless digital workflow. This will allow labs to cut days off delivery times while producing more accurate, comfortable and effective orthodontic appliances.
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