EnvisionTEC to showcase its Perfactory Vida 3D printer for the orthodontic market

Published on: Sunday, 17 May 2015

German-American 3D professional 3D printers manufacturer, EnvisionTEC, has announced the release of its latest 3D printer for orthodontic practices and laboratories. The machine will be showcased at the American Association of Orthodontics 2015 Annual Session in San Francisco, California.

The Perfactory Vida is a low cost, open architecture, easy to maintain and user friendly 3D printer for the digital dental  laboratory, the company says. 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 orthodontic models, bite splints and retainers, surgical guides, and partial dentures.

The  Perfactory  Vida  is  compatible  with  3Shape,  Orchestrate  3D,  Dental  Wings,  and  Exocad  design  software  packages within the dental and orthodontic markets. EnvisionTEC’s proprietary 3D printing materials provide full solutions for a variety of applications when combined with the Perfactory Vida:

  • E-­‐Appliance M for the production of orthodontic appliances using a “salt and pepper” technique
  • E-­‐Denstone Peach M for building highly accurate models for indirect bonding techniques
  • E-­‐Partial M for creating wax-­‐like partial dentures for direct investment casting in semi-­‐precious materials
  • E-­‐Guide M for 3D printing highly accurate and transparent dental surgical drill guides
  • Ortho  Tough  M  for  the  manufacture  of  dental  models  used  to  create  clear  orthodontic  aligners  by vacuum thermoforming
  • E-­‐Guard M for the production of accurate bite splints and night guards

EnvisionTEC will also be showing a number of other orthodontic solutions that have shown a high degree of success by the addition of 3D printing.  EnvisionTEC helps make practices far more efficient by dramatically shortening delivery times, improving service levels and also reducing costs.

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