3D Dental Series Printers from EnvisionTEC

Because Axsys Dental Solutions believes the future of dentistry is digital, we represent the EnvisionTEC Dental 3D printers.

Adopting EnvisionTEC's printing technology can enable you to acheive a complete digital workflow for in-house fabrication of models, abutments, coping/crowns and bridges of any size or combination. EnvisionTEC has designed a 3D printing solution for almost every dental need. So whether you run a small dental or orthodontic practice, or the largest lab, you can reap the benefits of greater capacity, faster turnaround, smoother workflow, and happier customers and patients.

Whether you wish to 3D print bridges, crowns, models, surgical drill guides, night guards or more, EnvisionTEC’s 3D printers combine high-quality 3D printing technology with an industry-leading library of dental materials. Our technology is being rapidly adopted by dentists, orthodontists and dental labs looking to lower costs, provide more convenient patient care and who desire tighter control over treatment plans.

FAST, EASY, ACCURATE & FLEXIBLE


Whether you wish to 3D print bridges, crowns, models, surgical drill guides, night guards or more, EnvisionTEC’s 3D printers combine high-quality 3D printing technology with an industry-leading library of dental materials. EnvisionTEC technology is being rapidly adopted by dentists, orthodontists and dental labs looking to lower costs, provide more convenient patient care and who desire tighter control over treatment plans.

EnvisionTEC systems are being integrated into the digital workflow throughout the global dental industry as CAD/CAM and 3D printing are changing the dental industry at a very fast rate. The success of the digital dental lab implementation relies heavily on:

  • Availability and ease of use of CAD software to design restorations and models from scan data.
  • Highly accurate, reliable 3D printers to replicate that data reliably and accurately.
  • A wide variety of materials for a broad spectrum of dental applications.


EnvisionTEC 3D printers deliver labor and material cost reduction as well as higher clinical quality and consistency throughout the manufacturing process. Labs need to compete with offshore production. Our low-cost, high-throughput solutions offer the requisite quality to level the global playing field and improve dental lab competitiveness.

EnvisionTEC 3D printing solutions are optimized for a number of materials representing a broad portfolio of dental and orthodontic applications. Whether you use 3Shape, Dental Wings, or any other design software product, a finished product is only a few clicks away.

LEARN WHY ADVANCED DLP TECHNOLOGY
IS BETTER FOR DENTAL 3D PRINTING

Not all forms of 3D printing are created equal—and that truth is also evident to the visible eye within individual 3D printing processes as well.

Novices may debate whether SLA or DLP is the superior technology. But EnvisionTEC’s team of global engineers — additive manufacturing and software leaders — have developed exclusive, patent-protected processes for 3D printers that deliver fast, smooth and accurate builds, with accuracy down to 10 microns.

In this white paper, EnvisionTEC shares the technical details of why it’s DLP printers are at least twice as good as its competitors when using the same HD projectors.

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3D Printer Famlies


Since the founding of EnvisionTEC in 2002, with pioneering DLP (Digital Light Processing) technology, Envisiontec have been innovators in the 3D printing space.

But they don’t innovate for the sake of innovation. Envisiontec does  it to solve the real-world problems of their customers – professionals who manufacture prototypes, tooling, parts and final products for demanding cost-sensitive customers in a variety of industries.

Today, Envisiontec provides more than 40 models of 3D printers based on six distinct process technologies.

Envisiontec printers are known for delivering excellent precision, surface finish, functionality and speed. And each of our families of printers below offers something special to meet the unique needs of our fast-growing list of customers and the industries in which they operate.

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Perfactory® Vida

Highly Accurate Dental 3D Printer — For a Great Fit
The Perfactory Vida is a low-cost, open-architecture, easy-to-maintain and user-friendly 3D printer for dentists, orthodontists and digital dental laboratories. Additional models include: Vida cDLM, Vida Hi-Res and Vida Hi-Res Crown & Bridge.

The Vida boasts a high-resolution projector running at 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution with custom UV optics. Once the print job is preprocessed on a computer housing the Perfactory software suite, it is transferred to the machine via Ethernet or USB and can run independently without the need for continuous connection to the preprocessing computer.

The surface quality of the printed models allows for production with no signs of stairstepping, unlike the visibility when using competing technologies. The versatility of the Perfactory Vida allows for an impressive range of materials to be processed, giving dental labs and practices the ability to 3D print multiple types of dental models, surgical guides, bite splints, night guards, retainers, dentures and crowns.

  • Compatible with 3Shape, Dental Wings, and Exocad design software
  • Any STL file of a model designed from an impression or an Intra Oral Scanner can be printed
  • Capable of printing orthodontic models, partials, surgical guides, indirect bonding trays, crown and bridge models, waxups for crown and bridge applications, and bite guards
  • Changeover between materials is quick and easy with no waste
  • Long life LED light source with zero maintenance and very low acquisition cost



MACHINE PROPERTIES

Specificaiton Vida Vida Hi-Res Vida Hi-Res C&B
Build Envelope* 140 x 79 x 100 mm 98 x 55 x 100 mm 90 x 50 x 100 mm
XY Resolution 73 µm 50 µm 35 µm
Dynamic Voxel** Z Resolution (Material dependent) 25 to 150 µm (0.001 to 0.006 in.)
Footprint 39.5 x 35.0 x 78.7 cm
Weight Approximate 34kg
Electrical Requirement 110V, 3A/ 220V , 2A
















System specifications are subject to change without notice.
*Deviation of +/- 2mm possible. **A voxel is volumetric pixel.
***Pre-Adjusted by each material module and material dependent.

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Xede 3SP® Ortho, Xtreme 3SP® Ortho and Vector

High performance printers in this group include: Xede 3SP Ortho, Xtreme 3SP Ortho, Vector 3SP and Vector 3SP HD.

EnvisionTEC’s Vector 3SP 3D printer allows for production of large 3D parts at fast build speeds without sacrificing the surface quality and part accuracy that EnvisionTEC is known for. The Vector 3SP uses EnvisionTEC’s 3SP (Scan, Spin, and Selectively Photocure) technology to quickly 3D print highly accurate parts from STL files regardless of geometric complexity. The Vector 3SP is delivered and installed with all the relevant software to enable automatic generation of supports and perfect model production. The surface quality of the printed models show no signs of stairstepping on the inner and outer surfaces. The Vector 3SP includes a build envelope that is 29% larger than the ULTRA 3SP with increased speed capabilities making it an attractive solution for a wide range of manufacturing applications

  • Xede 3SP® Ortho, Xtreme® 3SP Ortho and Vector dental model printers use Scan, Spin, and Selectively Photocure (3SP®) Technology and feature larger build envelopes for high-production facilities
  • Features office friendly plug-and-play operation with a built-in touch screen
  • Simple user interface with built-in touch screen and low part cost due to minimal material waste
  • Low maintenance technology includes an imaging light source with a two-year warranty



MACHINE PROPERTIES

Specificaiton Xede 3SP® Ortho Xtreme 3SP® Ortho Vector
Build Envelope* 457 x 457 x 102 mm 254 x 362 x 102 mm* 300 x 200 x 200 mm
XY Resolution 100 µm 100 µm 100 µm
Dynamic Voxel** Z Resolution (Material dependent) 50 to 100 µm*** 50 to 100 µm*** 50 to 100 µm
Footprint 178 x 190 x 165 cm 165 x 165 x 165 cm 74 x 76 x 117 cm
Electrical Requirement 110-120/220-240 VAC, single-phase, 15 A. 110 VAC @ 3A













System specifications are subject to change without notice.
*Deviation of +/- 2mm possible. **A voxel is volumetric pixel.
***Pre-Adjusted by each material module and material dependent.

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3Dent® and ULTRA® 3SP® Ortho

EnvisionTEC has you covered with their 3SP technology, which uses a UV laser to rapidly scan, spin and selectively photocure a wide variety of resins into large, durable parts up to 5800 cubic inches.

The family of 3SP printers are for serious manufacturing use. You do not need to sacrifice accuracy or surface finish to make big 3D objects with 3SP technology. And, no, 3SP is not the same as SLA. It’s a completely unique approach to 3D printing objects quickly and accurately that is proprietary to EnvisionTEC. include: See the 3SP Family lineup.

  • 3Dent and ULTRA 3SP Ortho dental model printers use Scan, Spin, and Selectively Photocure (3SP) Technology
  • Features office friendly plug-and-play operation with a built-in touch screen
  • Simple user interface with built-in touch screen and low part cost due to minimal material waste
  • Low maintenance technology includes an imaging light source with a two-year warranty
  • Models for use in producing high quality orthodontic appliance



MACHINE PROPERTIES

Specificaiton 3Dent ULTRA 3SP® Ortho
Build Envelope* 266 x 175 x 76 mm* 266 x 175 x 76 mm*
Voxel** XY Resolution 50 µm 100 µm
Dynamic Voxel** Z Resolution (Material dependent) 50 to 100 µm*** 50 to 100 µm***
Footprint 74 x 76 x 117 cm/td> 74 x 76 x 117 cm
Electrical Requirement 110-127 VAC, 50/60 Hz, single-phase, 4A
220-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, single-phase, 8A















System specifications are subject to change without notice.
*Deviation of +/- 2mm possible. **A voxel is volumetric pixel.
***Pre-Adjusted by each material module and material dependent.

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P4 DDP, P4 DDP M and P4 DDP XL

EnvisionTEC’s Perfactory 4 Digital Dental Printer (P4 DDP) Series includes low cost, easy to maintain and user friendly 3D Rapid Manufacturing Systems for the digital dental laboratory. Using state of the art Direct Light Projection (DLP®) from Texas Instruments®, the P4 DDP Systems produce the finest detail in the shortest amount of time.

High performance printers in this group include: P4 DDP, P4 DDP M, and P4 DDP XL.


  • Low cost, user-friendly 3D printer offering ease of maintenance and outstanding reliability
  • Produces finest detail in the shortest period of time
  • Can print up to 95 units such as coping and crowns or multiple unit bridges in less than 1 hour 45 minutes (P3DDP - 70 units in less than 3 hours)
  • Capable of printing long term temporaries for direct use in the mouth using E-Dent material as well as printing partials and models (full arches and quads)



MACHINE PROPERTIES

Specificaiton DDP4 DDP4 M DDP4 XL
Build Envelope* 115 x 72 x 220 mm 160 x 100 x 180 mm 192 x 120 x 180 mm
Projector Resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels
Native Voxel** Size XY: 60 µm 83 µm 100 µm
ERM Voxel Size XY*** 30 µm 42 µm 50 µm
Footprint 73 x 48 x 135 cm
Weight Approx: 85 kg
Electrical Requirement 100 - 120 VAC, 50/60 Hz, single-phase, 5.4A; 220 - 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, single-phase, 2.4 A



















System specifications are subject to change without notice.
*Deviation of +/- 2mm possible. **A voxel is volumetric pixel.
***Pre-Adjusted by each material module and material dependent.

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3D Printing Materials for the Dental Industry

The EnvisionTEC line of Perfactory 3D printing materials are formulated for use with printers that use the Perfactory DLP® technology to grow exceptionally accurate and functional parts, without sacrificing speed of build time. We offer a wide range of materials with different qualities for our 3D printers, including castable resins that contain some wax for easy burn-out in investment castings. We also offer materials that are flexible, transparent and functional for a variety of uses.

E-GUM E-IDB E-MODEL E-PARTIAL
EnvisionTEC’s E-Gum material is a 3D printing solution to create flexible gingival masks for use in combination with 3D printed dental models. This material simulates the flexibility of the patient’s gum in order to adjust dental prostheses properly. A gingival mask used during the fabrication of crowns and bridges allows for precise reproduction of the gingival margin, ensuring perfect fit and a natural aesthetic of the finished product. E-Gum is a non-medical product used only for manufacturing flexible parts on 3D printed dental models and intended exclusively for professional dental work. EnvisionTEC’s E-IDB printing material for the Perfactory family of 3D printers is a flexible solution for producing indirect bonding trays for the precise placement and release of orthodontic brackets. E-IDB is a biocompatible Class I material that allows an orthodontist to place all of the necessary brackets at once, cutting the bracket application time in half and saving the patient time at the chair. EnvisionTEC’s E-Model 3D printing material for the Perfactory family of 3D printers is the perfect for a wide variety of modeling needs, from high-precision dental and orthodontic models to production-quality design prototypes and end-use products. A high green strength gives E-Model added strength and stability during the build, resulting in lower shrinkage and curling than similar products. The low viscosity of the liquid material allows for quick and easy cleanup of the models. EnvisionTEC‘s E-Partial chemistry was developed for building partials where some flex is required without damage. E-Partial material maintains flexural strength to ensure clasp flex without breakage. The stiffness of E-Partial allows for production of a very hard retention grid and super tight thin clasps to deliver a metal partial with the perfect fit every time. The EnvisionTEC 3D printers gives you high accuracy printing with unmatched speed. Printing partials is a snap in the E-Partial material and the Perfactory® 4 DDP 3D Printer. Unattended production means the machine can work while you are away. It will even turn itself off after completing a build.
PRESS-E-CAST E-DENT E-GUARD CLEAR GUIDE
EnvisionTEC’s Press-E-Cast is a wax-filled photopolymer material designed for use on the Pixcera and Perfactory® 4 DDP (Digital Dental Printer). Press-E-Cast produces highly detailed anatomy with crisp features. Its stiffness allows for the production of copings with extremely thin margins as well as full anatomical crowns. It is also possible to produce a perfectly fitting multiple unit bridge up to 16 units. Press-E-Cast has a very low thermal expansion during burnout and produces a high quality surface finish on cast or pressed parts. It is the only photopolymer-based material that actually melts during the burnout cycle, allowing for the material to melt out of the investment without leaving any ash residue. EnvisionTEC’s E-Dent  is a light-cured micro-hybrid filled dental crown and bridge material for long term temporaries for use on the Perfactory® High Productivity DDP machine. Provisionals are photo polymerized on a voxel-by-voxel basis (volumetric pixel) of the liquid resin. E-Dent 100 can also be used for printing of very tough veneers that are extremely accurate with a very fine surface finish. E-Dent 100 is currently available in 3 shades A1, A2 and A3. Structures can be cut back and then layered using any light-curable shade composite. It is FDA approved. EnvisionTEC’s E-Guard is a biocompatible crystal clear material for the production of accurate splints and retainers on the Perfactory® line of 3D Printers. The results produced by combining E-Guard with EnvisionTEC technology are superior to traditional methods of manufacturing bite guards and night guards. It is a clear material, allowing for maximum visibility. High resolution 3D printing allows for precise fit. Finally, the cost of high quality splints and retainers can be dramatically lower when produced using E-Guard on an EnvisionTEC 3D printer in comparison to previous machining methods, making EnvisionTEC the clear choice for any digital dental laboratory. EnvisionTEC’s Clear Guide is a crystal clear material for the production of accurate drill guides on the Perfactory line of 3D Printers. The results produced by combining Clear Guide with EnvisionTEC technology are superior to traditional methods of manufacturing implant placement guides. The clearest material available on the market today allows for maximum visibility. High resolution 3D printing allows for precisely targeted placement of implants. Finally, the cost of high quality drill guides can be dramatically lower when produced using Clear Guide on an EnvisionTEC 3D printer in comparison to previous machining methods, making EnvisionTEC the clear choice for any digital dental laboratory.

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  • Surgical Drill Guides
  • Orthodontic Appliances
  • Denture Bases
  • Models with Removable Dies
  • Night Guards
  • Bite Splints


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DECEMBER 7, 2016

Bay View Dental Laboratory in Chesapeake, Virginia, is a family business, and although it’s a mid-to-large lab, with 50 employees, after 75 years in business, it still maintains an intimate family feel.

Today, a group of second- and third-generation of Shafers are carrying the torch into the future.

Some time ago, Matt Shafer said the company realized 3D printing would be a necessary part of a competitive future for their dental lab, which serves dental customers nationwide.

“We have a lot of different technologies,” Matt explained, “but we had been hesitant to pull the trigger on a 3D printer. There were people who told us it was a waste of money, but we went forth.” In the end, he’s glad they did. The venture into 3D printing, Matt said, has gone “better than we had expected.”

The company researched a variety of 3D printers before settling on its EnvisionTEC Vida as its primary 3D printer for precision production work. The machine offers great flexibility for printing everything from castable patterns for highly accurate crowns, full contours, inlays and onlays to surgical guides and bite splints to full models. The Vida, he said, also offers simple cleanup and post processing.

Initially, Bay View tried a Bego 3D printer. “We were not happy with the post-processing,” Matt said. “We used it for two weeks and said, ‘That’s not going to happen.”

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OUR EXPERIENCE

Dental Services Group is a network of laboratories spread across the continental U.S. Jim Boshoven is the Director of Automated Manufacturing at the group, which invested in EnvisionTEC 3D printing in 2010.

INVESTING IN 3D

Dental Services Group, or DSG, uses 3D printing to make models and patterns for casting. previously these were made via stone and plaster and hand-waxing.

With the advent of digital impression systems, DSG was outsourcing their model work. The company sought to acquire more control over their own production and reduce lead times. Bringing the process in-house would cut down their costs while allowing lab technicians to oversee batches to completion.The lab also considered ObJet and 3D Systems when turning to the market for 3D solutions

“We felt the cost was worth dealing with EnvisionTEC. We felt the build time was shorter, so our cost per unit was very good,” The lab group also considered the material available from EnvisionTEC, which is specially formulated to suit the machine as well as the application.

INVESTING IN ENVISIONTEC

DSG had a great experience integrating EnvisionTEC into its workflow. The group initially had an Ultra², an earlier model of the current ULTRA® 3SP®, which had a DLP® projector. The switch to the laser 3SP® technology suited DSG — the group upgraded their machines to the 3Dent™ printer. “There were advantages over the DLP® technology,” said Boshoven, advantages which included auto-calibration and straightforward software. Upon upgrading machines from EnvisionTEC, the new systems were quickly put to work — their production changeover went smoothly with the help of on-site installation and training.

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OUR EXPERIENCE

Highland Dental Laboratory purchased a Perfactory® DDP4 printer in December of 2012 for crown and bridge production. We use this machine to produce patterns for casting and pressing and are now in the process of ordering a 3Dent® machine for model production.

Our plan is to offer a full digital solution to our clients that include an intra-oral data acquisition device coupled with a full complement of production equipment. This will afford our business an organic growth opportunity from our current customer base and help to attract new business as well. We anticipate labor savings as we digitally design and manufacture the total work flow from model to finished case. Instantaneous data transfer from our dentists will also reduce shipping and infection control costs while enabling immediate communication. In most cases we will be able to see the impression before the patient leaves the dental office.

EXISTING WORK METHODS

We are a relatively new user of 3Shape. We purchased the scanner and CAD design software package together with the Perfactory® DDP 4 printer. The 3shape software is primarily used to design full contour alloy, e.max and zirconia while the Perfactory® DDP 4 printer prints wax patterns for copings and full contour monolithic crowns that can either be pressed or cast. Prior to the installation of the 3Shape and Perfactory® DDP 4 printer we had been hand waxing crowns to be pressed or cast. Although we had the ability to produce our work by hand internally, we felt it was more cost effective to outsource the smaller and less complicated work. Now with the addition of the Perfactory® DDP 4 printer we are able to produce a higher quality product at a lower cost than outsourcing.

3D PRINTING FOR DENTISTRY VS. OUTSOURCING

Prior to acquiring the printer the bulk of our work was outsourced. Only the most difficult cases were done in-house. Now we produce all e.max, zirconia, full cast alloy and most PFM’s in house thus giving our lab better quality control and faster turnaround times.

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OUR EXPERIENCE

Albensi Laboratories is certified, full-service dental laboratory in Pennsylvania where owner Don Albensi opened the business in 1979. Since the late eighties there have been some changes in dental technology, and Albensi has been intent on keeping on the forefront of the latest computer-aided manufacturing techniques.

Albensi Labs started 3D printing in 2003 with a 3D Systems machine and an ObJet. Originally the lab used rapid prototyping for modeling restorations. Eventually, the lab began full contouring in silicate material. As demand increased, the lab decided to invest in a different machine.

ENVISIONTEC VERSUS THE COMPETITION

“We needed another printer.”

Though the company already had a 3D Systems machine, Albensi Labs decided not to purchase another of the company’s 3D printers for several reasons. Albensi stated that the workability of the models off the ObJet is lesser than those printed with the 3Dent™.

“The 3Dent™ models have a nice opaque orange shade that the technicians working on the models find a little more conducive to working on than the clear bone material from ObJet.” CAD/CAM technician Chris Bolam agreed that working with the 3Dent™ models is a “very easy articulation process.” The ObJet, in comparison, was “a little difficult to articulate with the way that the material moved,” while the way that the material comes out of the 3Dent™ is “sturdier.”


Bolam works with the lab’s 3D printers, and has operated all the machines the company has owned. “With both the 3Dent™ and the DDP4, we can probably run two trays of models and get them both cleaned in the time it takes for the 3D Systems [printer] to run,” he testified. The build envelope sizes and general workhorse production of EnvisionTEC better matches the lab’s production needs. “If we were to run the 3D Systems printer twice a day, or the ObJet printer,” he mused, “We’d probably have three hours more in labor per day just in de-supporting the material.”

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