The NextDent LCD1from 3D Systems is a small format, easy-to-use printer “opens opportunities for clinicians to bring 3D printing in-house”. A company spokesperson offers more details.
3D Systems has today (13th March) announced new materials, NextDent Base and NextDent Cast, and a new 3D printing platform, the NextDent LCD1. These offerings help accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing as part of digital workflows, and drive new levels of speed, productivity, efficiency, and precision while also providing opportunities to improve the patient experience.
3D Systems offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of dental 3D printing materials enabling dental laboratories and clinics to address a wide range of applications such as trays, orthodontic and prosthodontic models, surgical guides, dentures, orthodontic splints, crowns, and bridges.
Today, the company is pleased to share the following enhancements:
• NextDent Base is suitable for printing all types of removable denture bases. This material is the third generation of the company’s denture base material for 3D printing and has excellent mechanical properties. The feedback on the previous generation of this material provided the R&D team with clear direction including high break resistance and robust printability.
NextDent Base is truly comparable to conventional denture base materials and will provide patients with long-lasting, impact-resistant dentures. NextDent Base will be available in four colors to match a variety of aesthetics and is planned to be available for ordering in select markets later this year.
• NextDent Cast is a residue-free, easy burn-out 3D printing material suited for a variety of applications including RPDs, crowns, and bridges. The latest version which produces parts in blue colour enables improved printability and easier burn-out and provides a castable part that is stable and strong. NextDent Cast is available for immediate ordering.
3D Systems is now pleased to offer the NextDent LCD1 (top) a smaller footprint, easy-to-use printer designed to deliver high-quality results. The compact footprint combined with simple touchscreen operation makes this an ideal printer for use in small dental practice environments where production volumes may be less demanding.
The system uses LCD technology and features auto-calibration to deliver parts with a very smooth surface finish, 3x faster than stereolithography (SLA) printers. When combined with the company’s resins and new NextDent Wash & Cure for post-processing, clinicians have an easy-to-use workflow that delivers high-quality results. The NextDent LCD1 is available for immediate ordering.
Stef Vanneste, vice president & general manager, dental, said: “We have a rich history as a leading innovator in both 3D printing technology and dental materials. Our goal is to ensure we are addressing our customers’ needs with our solutions, and these enhancements to our portfolio are yet another step towards achieving that goal.
“Both new materials announced today are next-generation materials, specifically engineered with our customers’ feedback on the earlier versions in mind. NextDent Base is a completely new formulation that demonstrates high break resistance and beautiful base shades. We firmly believe that these products will further enable the adoption of 3D printing in dentistry and go a long way towards improving the patient experience.”
3D Systems will showcase its full portfolio of digital dentistry solutions, including these latest innovations, in its booth (Hall 3.1, Booth K010/L010) at IDS 2023, 14-18 March at Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany.
For more information, visit https://www.3dsystems.com.
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