Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) unveiled a series of newly integrated additive manufacturing innovations to boost accessibility of professional-grade 3D printing technology across a wider range of dental laboratories.
Based on PolyJet triple-jetting technology, the Stratasys Objet260 Dental 3D Printer offers cutting-edge functionality for laboratories across all departments. With the power to 3D print three different materials on a single tray, the solution has the versatility necessary to build surgical guides, models, and appliances.
When operating in single-material mode, operators gain production efficiency with shorter change over and reduced material waste. Its affordability suits mid-sized labs looking to expand service offerings, while not impacting versatility. Future-proofing current investments, the Stratasys Objet260 Dental 3D Printer is additionally upgradeable to “Dental Selection” – broadening adoption of next-generation digitally mixed materials.
Stratasys also offers a flexible biocompatible material, MEDFLX625 – allowing dental and orthodontic laboratories with PolyJet multi-material 3D printers to custom mix flexible and rigid biocompatible materials for short-term patient contact direct print applications, such as indirect bonding trays. In addition, MEDFLX625 is built to help laboratories further increase efficiencies by 3D printing both surgical guides and soft-tissue implant models during a single print run.
Stratasys’ also offers Pop-Out Part (PoP) technology for simpler and efficient workflows of dental part support removal, specifically clear aligner arches. Shown as a technology demonstrator, PoP speeds manual peel-off support for removal of up to 500 parts per hour, per operator. The solution eases use of additive manufacturing for high-volume 3D printing applications, allowing producers to clean thousands of arches with minimal investment in equipment or labor.