During the last International Dental Show in Cologne, Germany, Stratasys showcased the Objet260 Dental Selection 3D Printer. The multi-material printer targets mid/large sized dental and orthodontic labs that are trying to increase their market share.
According to Avi Cohen, the Director of Global Dental at Stratasys, “With the introduction of the Objet260 Dental Selection, Stratasys is closing the loop in digital dentistry by providing a 3D printer that can take the color digital file resulting from the intra-oral scanner and transform it into a color, multi-texture dental model. This directly contributes to better accuracy for the dental practitioners and better understanding for the patients. For any dental or orthodontic lab looking for a competitive edge today and tomorrow, the Objet260 Dental Selection should be at the top of their list.”
The printer works with PolyJet dental materials that reduce equipment expenses and allow the creation of a great range of applications, including “implant testing with stone models that replicate the textures and look of gingiva for functional evaluations”. Also, labs can print clinical “guides directly with HD renderings of tooth, root, and nerve-canal anatomy color coded to illustrate different dental procedures.”