Digital orthodontics, once the privilege of only large labs, is now accessible to even the smallest of orthodontic labs and clinics, thanks to the availability of the Objet30 OrthoDesk 3D Printer, launched yesterday by Stratasys.
We’ve noticed that many smaller orthodontic labs and clinics haven’t been able to adopt a digital workflow due to the cost and size of 3D printers. Helping to bring the benefits of digital orthodontics to everyone by combining a small desktop footprint that’s easy to use and maintain with the accuracy and versatility of a high-end rapid prototyping machine was part of the motivation behind the Stratasys Objet30 OrthoDesk 3D Printer.
Avi Cohen, Stratasys’ Director of Global Dental, sums up what he sees as a continuing trend:
“Some day in the near future, we may look back at 2013 as the year when the dental laboratory industry passed the point of no return from a traditional manual workflow toward an all-digital design and manufacture process... For many dental professionals, this evolution has been a long-awaited and welcome transition to more rapid and labor-saving CAD/CAM automation, improving quality and precision while keeping businesses competitive.”
“With more and more dental and orthodontics labs turning to 3D printing for precision and increased production, the dental landscape as we know it will never be the same."
Having an affordable 3D printer that’s small enough to fit on a desktop, yet brings all of the benefits of the larger more expensive 3D printers, will be a game changer for digital orthodontics.
Have a look at the Objet30 OrthoDesk 3D Printer Features
- Over 20 models per print run
- Materials specially designed for the orthodontic market
- The only 3D printer that prints both stone models and biocompatible surgical guides
- Small footprint
- Very easy to use
- Quiet, clean operation suitable for the office environment
- Simple integration with scanning and CAD tools
To hear what some of our orthodontic customers are saying about the new Objet OrthoDesk 3D Printer, have a look at this customer testimonial video:
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