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An example of a dental frame build using wax deposition modelling.
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The benefits of using this 3D printing technology to make dental pieces such as this are the smooth surface finish and minimal processing.
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CrownWorx creates crowns, bridges and coping wax-ups.
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FrameWorx creates denture frameworks using 3D printing.
Stratasys is proud to proclaim its dental 3D printing technology offers a low-cost entry point into advanced digital dentistry for any dental practitioner.
The global leader 3D printing and additive manufacturing technology leader has announced the availability of the highest precision wax 3D printers now entering the dental market.
Stratasys will officially unveil the CrownWorx and FrameWorx 3D Printers at the LMT Lab Day West Show. The machines allow dental laboratories to produce wax-ups for crowns, bridges and denture frameworks using wax deposition modeling technology that can produce consistent quality and reliability.
Both 3D printers are capable of building superior-fitting wax-ups for crown, bridge, coping and denture frameworks via an automated method that can fit easily into a lab’s established workflow, enhancing production capacity.
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 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.
Stratasys Director of Global Dental Avi Cohen commented: "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 digitised workflows," he continued, "enabling them to cut costs while producing more restorations. These systems complement our broad system portfolio, which includes large dental 3D printers."
TrueCast and TrueSupport
TrueCast is a firm but flexible material that mimics real wax and allows labs to 3D print any dental wax-up with extreme accuracy. It is 100 percent castable for any alloy. TrueSupport is a true wax-blend material that is automatically generated to protect a wax-up during printing. It has a low melting point that produces delicate restorations and is easily removed from each wax-up, after production.
More information about CrownWorx, FrameWorx, TrueCast and TrueSupport is available at www.StratasysDental.com.