Industrial 3D printing solutions provider EnvisionTEC has announced that its Micro DGP 3D printer (Drill Guide Printer) is now equipped to 3D print drill guides designed using 3Shape Implant Studio software.
Used by dental professionals to design drill guides based on previously approved planning for implant positioning, 3Shape Implant Studio software, allows dentists to prepare for implant surgery resulting in a predictable and faster treatment.
The integration between the two companies enables EnvisionTEC's Micro DGP to print out Implant Studio exported STL model drill guides, printed using EnvisionTEC’s Clear Guide M 3D printer material.
"EnvisionTEC Micro DGP and its Clear Guide M materials have created a successful integration with our Implant Studio software,” explained Allan Junge Hyldal, VP Orthodontics and Implantology, 3Shape. “The seamless integration enables more and more dental professionals to take advantage of precision-printed drill guides during implant procedures. Drill guides that are produced accurately and at a cost-effective price.”
3D printing of drill guides creates a more cost-efficient means for manufacturing the pre-surgery guides. This low-cost method will enable more dental professionals to take advantage of the benefits of using guided surgery for more efficient practice.
Doug Statham, Director of Dental Channel Sales in North America, EnvisionTEC, added: "We are very pleased to offer our dental and dental lab customers a proven solution for manufacturing surgical guides now using the EnvisionTEC Micro DGP combined with 3Shape's Implant Studio software, a solution that combines the latest products from two leading providers in digital dentistry, forming a powerful and affordable manufacturing tool.”