The dental industry and its technologies are rapidly growing and changing, with this, dentists are regularly integrating 3D printing into their workflow. Keeping up with the latest applications will allow dentists to give their patients the best quality and service.
The J5 DentaJet and Origin One Dental 3D printers are two of the most prominent printers from Stratasys. With these printers, dental labs can quickly provide their customers with realistic models of their teeth. Dental students are able to learn on best-in-class printers, which better prepare them for a profession that is embracing new technology at a swift pace.
The J5 DentaJet offers a PolyJet printing solution. With its small footprint and the large capacity of its rotating, circular tray, the J5 DentaJet helps to increase efficiency by printing more parts with less handling. The J5 DentaJet can use up to 5 different materials at one time, allowing you to create mixed trays of various parts. For example, on one tray you can create implant cases with rigid models, soft gingiva masks and biocompatible transparent surgical guides. Then with a simple swap of the materials, you can form realistic, life-like models in over 650,000 different colors. It’s like having three printers in one.
Dentallabor Linz, a dental lab in Europe, was one of the first labs to purchase two J5 DentaJets. After implementing the printers in their production line, co-CEOs Daniel Plchot and Oliver Bläsius said, “The J5 DentaJet has drastically accelerated our production of 3D printed parts. Previously, we 3D printed two to three parts in the same materials overnight on one build tray. Now, the optimized rotational build tray of the J5 printer allows us to produce as many as 30 models in the same print job overnight — even if those parts require different materials.” Dentallabor Linz was able to shorten their workflow while generating more parts by using the J5 DentaJet.
Origin One Dental
The Origin One Dental offers a DLP printing solution. The Origin One Dental’s open material platform is best suited for the production of dental models, splints, and surgical guides. This printer has high accuracy for both restorative and orthodontic models. Origin One Dental helps to save costs while still maintaining incredible precision, strength, and part to part consistency.
Neil Appelbaum, managing partner of Protec Dental Laboratories, has had a long and strenuous history with dental 3D printing. Before Origin One, “we were rejecting roughly 30% of guides and having to reprint them before they could actually go out the door,” states Appelbaum. “What we find with the Origin One Dental is that we can rely on the repeatability of quality and accuracy for our guides and models.” The success from using this printer is the reason Protec only relies on the Origin One Dental to produce dental models and guides.
Stand Out with Dental 3D Printing
The use of Stratasys’ dental 3D printers immensely helps dental labs fulfill dentist and customer needs. With maximized production capacity, lower cost-per-part, and faster print cycles, the J5 DentaJet and Origin One Dental are unmatched. Dentallabor Linz “anticipates this leading to business growth, which [they] would expect to support by adding further J5 DentaJet printers to [their] fleet.” Dental 3D printers are the future, and they are here to help you excel and succeed.
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