With an aim to bring affordable metal 3D printing to small-to-medium-sized companies and decentralize additive manufacturing, Xact Metal announced the expansion of its solutions into the dental industry.
“At Xact Metal, we’re taking the essential specs of metal 3D printing and combining them with
breakthrough technology to establish a new level of price and performance for the dental industry,” said Juan Mario Gomez, CEO of Xact Metal. “We have developed a high-performing and complete solution for dental labs using the newly introduced XM200G with specific parameters tailored to the dental industry, a full software workflow in partnership with Materialise Pre-Print Dental Module integrated with Materialise Magics Print for Xact Metal, and certified dental powder from BEGO Medical. The package will make it simple for dental labs to begin printing quickly and for a low cost.”
Utilizing single- or dual-laser options, the XM200G metal printer family is well-suited for metal dental applications, including crowns, bridges, and removable partial dentures. The printer includes a large 150 mm x 150 mm build area; 100, 200 or 400W fiber laser options; fast and precise galvanometer mirrors; high-quality F-Theta lens optics; and dental-specific parameters at 50 μm laser spot size and 20 μm build layers, or 100 μm laser spot size and 30 μm build layers.
The Materialise Pre-Print Dental Module provides a dental-specific workflow that allows for classification, error repair, print positioning, part labeling, optimized support structures, and part nesting to achieve top print speed and quality. Crowns, bridges, partial dentures, and other dental parts can be easily and quickly prepared for printing. Fully integrated into Materialise Magics Print for Xact Metal, the workflow provides an intuitive software that facilitates the 3D printing process. The integrated solution includes build preparation tools, the support generation module, and the build processor. Together, these components allow the customer to repair and edit files, prepare the build platform, and generate slices.
Xact Metal offers two certified dental powders from BEGO Medical: Mediloy S-Co, a type 5 cobalt-based dental alloy for printing dental restorations such as crowns and bridges (including metal ceramic), partial denture frameworks, implant prostheses and other orthodontic applications; and WIRONIUM RP for removable partial dentures with the non-porous microstructure of the component that guarantees ideal fatigue strength of the clasps and above-average fit of the partial denture frameworks.