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3D Printed Denture base using NextDent™ biocompatible material using NextDent™ 5100

Revolutionary Technology in Additive Manufacturing

By 3D Systems
April 17, 2019

NextDent™ 5100 by 3D Systems, a high-speed 3D printer – powered by Figure 4™ technology helps dental laboratories and clinics redefine their workflow to achieve improved accuracy, repeatability and productivity with lower total cost of operation. When used in conjunction with the company’s robust portfolio of certified NextDent materials, dental labs and clinics are able to address the broadest range of indications from a single printer available today.

This plug-and-play solution integrates with the industry’s state-of-the-art intra-oral scanning and software solutions delivering a much more precise result than available with manual production. The benefits of the NextDent 5100 solution extend to the patient – reducing the time required to produce orthodontic and prosthodontic devices, and the number of office visits needed to complete treatment. This end-to-end solution combining materials, technology, software and services will help dental labs and clinics bridge from traditional methods to a digital workflow, revolutionizing their business. 

“With 3D Systems’ NextDent solution, dental laboratories and clinics are now able to produce dental devices at dramatically increased speed-up to 4X faster than other available solutions - while reducing material waste and capital equipment expenditure as well as reliance upon milling centres,” said Rik Jacobs, vice president, general manager, dental, 3D Systems. “Benefits also extend to the patient by reducing the time it takes to produce prosthodontics and orthodontics, as well as the number of required office visits.” 

This new solution is already demonstrating its ability to truly revolutionize the dental workflow. 

“The NextDent 5100 is the fastest dental 3D printer I’ve ever seen, with accuracy and precision that result in extremely fine detail,” said Adrienne Slevin, director of education and technology, Dental Arts Laboratories (a NextDent 5100 beta test site). “I’ve also found it very simple to use. The 3D Sprint™ software is so robust - it handles objects that none of my other printers will accept. The post-processing is equally simple and straightforward.” 

Dental Arts Laboratories has been able to achieve print speeds more than 4X faster than comparable printers – completing print runs for some indications in as little in 28 minutes. 3D Systems’ 3D Sprint software, which is bundled with the NextDent 5100, provides Dental Arts Laboratories with a complete CAD optimization and print management tool, helping to more efficiently produce dental devices.

The NextDent 5100 is powered by 3D Systems’ proprietary Figure 4™ technology, which facilitates high-speed 3D printing of dental devices and fixtures. The printer is compatible with industry-leading, intra-oral scanning and dental software solutions, delivering more precise results than conventional manual production techniques. This end-to-end digital workflow also provides higher and more predictable uptime, with a significant reduction in risk for the operator. 

3D Systems is also providing 18 new NextDent materials for an unprecedented total of 30 different options. All NextDent materials are biocompatible and CE-certified to cover a broad range of dental applications for lab managers, dental technicians, dental prosthetic technicians and clinical prosthodontists and orthodontists.

“As of this week, we’re shipping the NextDent 5100 for Dental. I’m pleased with how it has performed through the testing phases, and that dental labs and clinics are seeing the power of 3D printers redefine digital dentistry,” said Vyomesh Joshi, president and chief executive officer, 3D Systems. “With the addition of these printers, 3D Systems offers the industry’s widest range of regulatory-approved 3D printing materials and technologies that allow dental labs and clinics of every size to improve their customer service and competitiveness with more accurate dental devices, delivered faster than ever before.” 

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