USA-based Stratasys, a leading manufacturer of 3D printers and production systems for prototyping and manufacturing, has announced the immediate availability of VeroDentPlus MED690 acrylic dental material for the Objet EdenV series of 3D printers. According to Stratasys, VeroDentPlus MED690 enables the 3D printing of dental models that are highly accurate, economical to produce, and offer the appearance of dental stone with fine details and resolution.
The new material can be used in conjunction with all open intra-oral impression and plaster scanners and is optimised for printing models for crowns, bridges, orthodontic appliances, and implants.
“Appearance and accuracy are everything in our business and we’re delighted with the details and resolution on the models being produced on our Objet Eden260V 3D printer with the new VeroDentPlus,” says Chris Brown, manager of Apex Dental Milling in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
VeroDentPlus MED690 expands Stratasys growing family of materials for digital dentistry. Designed especially for use in dental and orthodontic solutions, these materials combine accurate detail visualisation with high dimensional stability. They are used by the Objet EdenV line of 3D printers which Stratasys say print "ultrafine 16 micron layers for exceptional detail".
“We are dedicated to bringing added value to our dental lab customers through new 3D Printer and material innovations,” said Avi Cohen, Director of Global Dental at Stratasys. "Our wide range of dental materials continues to set new standards for precision and efficiency.”
About Stratasys: Stratasys is the corporate entity formed in 2012 by the merger of 3D printing companies Stratasys Inc and Objet Ltd, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA and Rehovot, Israel, respectively. Stratasys manufactures 3D printers and materials for prototyping and production. The company’s patented FDM and PolyJet processes produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include affordable desktop 3D printers for idea development, a range of systems for prototyping, and large production systems for direct digital manufacturing.
Since June 2012, the company’s range of over 130 3D printing materials is the widest in the industry and includes more than 120 proprietary inkjet-based photopolymer materials and 10 proprietary FDM-based thermoplastic materials. Stratasys also manufactures Solidscape 3D Printers and operates the RedEye On Demand digital-manufacturing service. The company has more than 1100 employees, holds more than 500 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 20 awards for its technology and leadership.