Stratasys, Ltd. has announced the launch of the Objet30 OrthoDesk 3D Printer, which has been specially designed for smaller orthodontic labs and clinics. And, according to the company, this new 3D printer, targeted at a specific vertical market, now makes digital orthodontics accessible for facilities of all sizes.
Stratasys’ market research reported that digital orthodontics is rapidly becoming the industry standard because of its many business advantages including the ability to significantly shorten delivery times, increase production capacity and eliminate bulky model storage. However, typically, cost considerations, meant that 3D printers have only been practical for larger labs. This new offering is set to overcome that.
Stratasys claims that the Objet30 Orthodesk is both affordable and simple-to-use, as well as conveniently fitting on a desktop in any lab. The press release states: “With industry-leading precision, it enables orthodontists to create accurate, smooth, orthodontic models more easily than ever before. Now orthodontists can automate the entire workflow from CAD file to model fabrication, significantly accelerating production times and increasing capacity. By transitioning to a fully digital workflow, the process of physical impressions can be eliminated as well, improving patient satisfaction. Models can now be stored digitally, so bulky physical models no longer need to be saved.”
Ana L. Marin, Lab Owner, ARCAD Lab reports that, “Objet30 OrthoDesk is great for smaller labs. It offers efficiency, quality and accuracy in a convenient desktop size which is just right for us. It’s enabling us to expand our services to a wider range of customers. I definitely see Objet30 OrthoDesk as a game-changer.”
As 3D printer manufacturers expand and grow and their product ranges, it is becoming increasingly common for them to develop and refine existing technology and processes, specifically for the markets they serve. Both the dental and jewellery fields are prime examples of this and both are leading the charge in terms of uptake and adoption of 3D printing
The Objet 30 Orthodesk will be unveiled today at IDS (International Design Show) in Cologne, Germany, and will be there until Saturday [Hall 3.2, Stand F-020/G-021].
• Tray Size: 300 x 200 x 100 mm (11.81 x 7.87 x 3.94 in)
• Layer Thickness (Z-axis) Horizontal build layers down to 28 µm (0.0011 in)
• Build Resolution X-axis: 600 dpi | Y-axis: 600 dpi | Z-axis: 900 dpi
• Material Cartridges Sealed 4×1 kg (2.2 Ibs) cartridges
• Power Requirements Single Phase: 100-120V~; 50-60Hz; 7A, 200-240V~; 50-60Hz; 3.5A
• Machine Dimensions 82.5 x 62 x 59 cm (WxDxH) (32.28 x 24.4 x 23.22 in)
• Machine Weight 93 kg (205 lbs)
Arcad Labs talks up 3D printing in the video below: