EnvisionTEC previews 3D Printer for dental market

EnvisionTEC has previewed a new high-speed 3D printer, which will join the company’s bestselling Vida line for dental professionals, at LMT Lab Day in Chicago.

The new Vida cDLM is the second 3D printer based on EnvisionTEC’s patented Continuous Digital Light Manufacturing (cDLM) technology, which allows for accurate, high-speed 3D printing with fewer supports.

The new Vida cDLM offers the same great build envelope as the original Vida, at 3.78 x 2.13 x 3.94 inches, but puts print speeds into overdrive with continuous motion of the build platform in the Z axis. At the same time, the machine remains accurate, with an XY resolution of 50 microns and a Z resolution range of 25-150 microns, depending on material. The new technology reduces the need for supports, allowing for easier cleanup, and 3D printing of castable partial frameworks with delicate clasps.

EnvisionTEC’s new 3D printing material, E-Model is suitable for creating models for thermoformed aligners, crown and bridge models. The material can also be printed on EnvisionTEC’s large production 3D printers such as the Vector 3SP.

E-Model joins EnvisionTEC’s industry-leading dental materials library for 3D printing. That library includes three recent material releases that are now shipping to consumers. E-Dent 400, which is more affordable than E-Dent 100, for the direct printing of temporary crowns, bridges and roundhouses. E-Gum creates flexible gingiva masks for integration into 3D printed dental models. E-Guard is an FDA-approved biocompatible crystal clear material for direct production of accurate night guards, bite splints and retainers.