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Stratasys introduces Wax 3D Printers for the Dental Industry

Stratasys Ltd., one of the global leaders in 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, have introduced the highest precision wax 3D printers – created specifically for the dental industry.

The Stratasys CrownWorx and Stratasys FrameWorx 3D Printers, both of which will be revealed at LMT Lab Day West Show on May 17th, have been designed to allow dental laboratories to produce wax-ups for crowns, bridges and denture frameworks.

The CrownWorx and FrameWorx 3D Printers use wax deposition modeling technology that is designed to enable consistent quality and a reliable process. This allows the 3D Printers, which can fit easily into a lab’s established workflow, enhancing production capacity, to produce superior-fitting wax-ups for crown, bridge, coping and denture frameworks via an automated method.

Stratasys CrownWorx and FrameWorx 3D Printers use wax-like materials that produce smooth surface finishes and minimise post-processing. The materials burn-out with no residue, material shrinkage, cracking or expansion to allow precision casting and reduce costs previously incurred when finishing gold and other precious metals.

Based on resolution, the CrownWorx 3D Printer is best-in-class for creating crown, bridge, and coping wax-ups. CrownWorx uses WDM Technology to jet micro-drops of TrueCast material that builds dental wax-ups, layer-by-layer.

The FrameWorx 3D Printer also uses WDM Technology to jet micro-drops of TrueCast material onto the build tray to create a denture wax-up layer-by-layer. TrueSupport material is quickly sprayed around the casting material to form a support structure. This enhancement increases production speed for partial denture wax-ups because they require more support material than crowns and bridges. After printing, TrueSupport is dissolved, leaving behind smooth and detailed wax-ups.

Speaking about the two new 3D Printers, Stratasys Director of Global Dental, Avi Cohen said: “These wax 3D printers and new materials are an ideal fit for small labs interested in upgrading dental casting technology.

“We believe dental labs adopting these 3D printers will benefit from the automated and digitized workflows, enabling them to cut costs while producing more restorations. These systems complement our broad system portfolio, which includes large dental 3D printers.”

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