The International Dental Show (IDS) takes place in Cologne this week and several leading 3D printing companies will demonstrate their latest 3D printing applications for the dental market.

Prodways will be revealing a new line of dental printers, EnvisionTEC will present their new material for dental 3D printing and  Formlabs, has announced they will unveil new 3D printing materials.

Shining3D will present their dental 3D printing solutions, with Renishaw, Concept Laser and NextDent also present. As previously reported, NextDent was recently acquired by 3D Systems.

Formlabs Dental Model resin. Image via Formlabs.

Formlabs Dental Model resin. Image via Formlabs.

Prodways unveils new 3D printer: ProMaker LD-10

Prodways, a subsidiary of Groupe Gorge will be presenting its, “next generation of 3D printers dedicated to the dental industry.” The ProMaker LD series are digital light processing 3D printers and the first model in the series, the ProMaker LD-10, will be unveiled at IDS.

The ProMaker LD-10 will utilize the company’s MOVINGLight technology which, “is based on the polymerization of photosensitive resins using moving DLP UV rays.” 

Prodways ProMaker L5000. Photo by Michael Petch.

Prodways ProMaker L5000. Photo by Michael Petch.

EnvisionTEC’s new material 

EnvisionTEC will showcase a new material for creating 3D printed indirect bonding trays. Indirect bonding trays are used to facilitate the application of orthodontic brackets. Following a scan of the patients teeth, the indirect bonding trays can be printed, placed in the patient’s mouth and then adhered using UV light. According to the company, this reduces the overall application time with four trays 3D printed in 45 minutes.

EnvisionTEC CEO, Al Siblani, explains the significance of this new material,

EnvisionTEC’s flexible E-IDB material finally allows doctors to 3D print their own indirect bonding trays right in the office rather than rely on suppliers. This change gives clinicians more control over their trays, and how tight or loose they prefer them, as well as the entire treatment process.

EnvisionTEC recently announced their new Vida cDLM 3D printer in Chicago which is also aimed at the dental industry.

The EnvisionTEC printer and the 3D printed orthodontic brackets. Image via Business Wire.

The EnvisionTEC printer and the 3D printed orthodontic brackets. Image via Business Wire.

Shining3D

Chinese company Shining3D will also be in Cologne this week, showcasing their range of dental solutions. Shining3D’s dental offerings include 3D printers, 3D scanners, and CAD software.

Renishaw

British 3D printing company Renishaw will be at IDS and we saw their metal dental solutions recently at the 3D Medical Expo in Maastricht.

Renishaw will showcase their dental offerings with their powder bed fusion system. Image via Renishaw.

Renishaw will showcase their dental offerings with their powder bed fusion system. Image via Renishaw.

Concept Laser

German company Concept Laser will be displaying their Mlab cusing 200R machine. The company were recently acquired by General Electric.

Concept Laser is currently preparing their booth at the IDS. Photo via Concept Laser.

Concept Laser is currently preparing their booth at the IDS. Photo via Concept Laser.

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Featured image shows Formlabs’ new Dental Model resin. Image via Formlabs. 

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