DENTAL NEWS: Printer solution verified for prosthodontic dental model production


3D Systems has announced its ProJet 3510 MP 3D printer and proprietary VisiJet Pearlstone dental material have been verified by 3Shape for prosthodontic dental model production.


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Verified and integrated with 3Shape's Model Builder software, 3DS' ProJet 3510 MP is a solution for manufacturing prosthodontic dental models with accuracy, precision, and push-button simplicity.

The ProJet 3510 MP is part of a comprehensive, personalized digital thread for dental model production, starting with models designed in Model Builder software direct from intraoral scans or physical impression scans, and output on the ProJet 3510 MP with VisiJet Pearlstone material.

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The VisiJet Pearlstone dental material is available in a matte plaster and glossy print mode with a 30-micron layer thickness, an average accuracy of 50 microns and a stone-like finish.

"Since we installed our ProJet 3500 series printer with Pearlstone, we have printed thousands of models with incredible consistency and accuracy," said Rob Nazzal, CEO of Custom Automated Prosthetics.

"It integrates seamlessly into the 3Shape digital workflow for the TRIOS intraoral scanner, and the post-processing labor involved with this printer is minimal. Technicians are comfortable working with these models since they look and feel like stone, and the doctors love the superior fit of the all-digital restorations."

3DS has also integrated its production services capabilities into the 3Shape software solution, so that Model Builder users without access to a ProJet 3510 MP can simply select 3D Systems from a pull down manufacturing output menu in the Model Builder software, and order dental models from 3DS production facilities. 3DS will print the models on the ProJet 3510 MP direct from the Model Builder file and ship to the customer.

"We have performed all of the integrated design work to ensure seamless integration with 3Shape's Model Builder software as part of a comprehensive digital thread," said Lee Dockstader, vice president, business development, 3DS.

"No other 3-D printer has crossed this threshold and we are proud to announce our verification with 3Shape, as well as our production services capabilities to offer a proven dental model solution for Model Builder customers worldwide."
Added Rune Fisker, vice president, product strategy, 3Shape: "3D Systems' ProJet 3510 MP and Pearlstone materials produce accurate, precise and high fidelity prosthodontic dental models direct from 3Shape's Model Builder software, providing our customers with a complete digital workflow. We are also pleased to add 3D Systems as a manufacturing output provider in our integrated software solution so our customers can order dental models direct from 3D Systems through our software."

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