While it is no surprise considering the strides Stratasys continues to make in 3D printing, it is welcome news to hear the dental world increasing demand for the Objet 30 OrthoDesk 3D. Testimony pours in lauding the capabilities and accessibility of the OrthoDesk from around the world. In fact, the argument could be made that not owning one of the new generation of 3D printers puts dentists at a financial and chronological disadvantage.
Until 3D printing platforms like the OrthoDesk, 3D printing at the quality required by the dental world would have to rely on bulky expensive models. With Stratasys’ printer, dentists can create stone models, orthodontic appliances, delivery and positioning trays, retainers, and surgical guides at an affordable cost and in almost any size lab. Speaking on the upturn in demand, Avi Cohen, Director, Global Dental, Stratasys, said, “We are witnessing a growing demand for our new Objet30 OrthoDesk 3D Printer. As dental labs constantly explore new ways to grow their business and increase productivity, they are looking to Stratasys’ growing portfolio of customized 3D printers and unique dental materials. These solution offerings provide highly accurate and flexible 3D printing technology to smaller labs and clinics who want to benefit from the future of dentistry, today.”
In conjunction with such accolades as the Dental Advisor 2013 Top Innovative Equipment Award and Dental Labs Products 2011 Readers Choice, testimonials pour in touting OrthoDesk’s logical accelerated acceptance.
“The Objet30 OrthoDesk 3D Printer is contributing to shortening lab service delivery times for our customers in Brazil; I definitely see it as a game-changer,” explained Dr. Bruno Gribel, CEO of Compass3D Brazil.
“With industry-leading precision, the Objet30 OrthoDesk enables labs to create accurate, smooth, orthodontic models more easily than ever before.” Michael Wright, Laboratory Manager at Orthodent Laboratory Inc.
“With the Objet30 OrthoDesk, orthodontists can now automate the entire workflow from CAD file to model fabrication, significantly accelerating production times and increasing capacity.” Kendall Lamp, CEO of Accutech Laboratory
“The Objet30 OrthoDesk comes with innovative dental printing materials. Stone models, orthodontic appliances, delivery and positioning trays, retainers and surgical guides can all be produced significantly faster and much more accurately than before.” Mike Lomax, President of Reliable Arts Dental Lab, Costa Rica
If it helps so brackets on braces fit better as opposed to the ones that made me cry years ago (not my fault, the resident made me bleed), this innovation would be a welcome addition to any lab.