From printing dental models for aligner manufacture, to bio compatible materials for surgical guides and splints, the speed and accuracy of 3D has evolved in part due to involvement with dentistry.
Founder of Bridge Dental Laboratory Daryl Wheeler said: “Before integrating LC Magna into our workflow, we were using two Form2 3D printers to produce 40 models a day. In a single print run on Magna we can print up to 48 models in little over an hour – this has transformed our day to day operation. Handling time and operations involved have reduced by at least 50%”
As part of our on-going operation at eXceed, we routinely test printed models from new 3D printers to ensure compatibility with our aligner-design process. We have recently tested 3D prints produced by the Photocentric Magna and were thoroughly impressed with their accuracy and quality, when measured against our standard calibration models. The Magna models ranked very high amongst all printed 3D arches we have ever experimented with.
We have produced both a video, and guide to walk through the batch processing of dental models:
In the UK we work with Andrew Wheeler (image), owner of a dental laboratory in the south of England. Andrew has most recently worked with us on bench testing the new LC Dental printer across a variety of dental applications. Together with our external partners, we are determined to provide not only a best in class printer solution but also an assortment of resins that deliver the material properties our partners look for and expect.