3D Systems NextDent 5100

3D Systems NextDent 5100

3D Systems, Rock Hill, SC, recently launched the NextDent 5100 3D Printer and 18 new NextDent resins, bringing the number of NextDent materials up to 30. In addition, the company announced the expansion of the capabilities of its FabPro 1000 3D Printer. Initially intended for the jewelry and engineering applications, the FabPro 1000 can now be used for dental indications and is designed as a low-cost entry point for customers who are new to the 3D printing market or who may produce at lower volumes.

According to the company, the NextDent 5100, designed for dental laboratories or clinics, features a quick workflow, while reducing waste and capital equipment expenditure. The NextDent 5100 can be used to produce orthodontic and prosthodontic devices and is powered by the company’s proprietary Figure 4™ technology, which facilitates high-speed 3D printing of dental devices and fixtures. The printer is compatible with various intraoral scanning and software products.

The company offers 30 NextDent resins for use with the NextDent 5100 3D printer. The resins are available in a variety of aesthetic colors, and are biocompatible and CE-certified, making them suitable for a wide range of applications. The materials are certified in accordance with medical device directive 93/42/EEC, listed at the FDA, and also registered in various other countries.

The NextDent 5100 is currently in beta testing with select customers and will be priced below $10,000, according to the company. The company plans to take pre-orders in the second quarter of 2018, with general availability for summer 2018.

3D Systems’ 3D Sprint software is bundled with the FabPro 1000. According to the company, the FabPro 1000 is compatible with select NextDent biocompatible materials for specific dental applications, starting with surgical guides and orthodontic and denture models.

The FabPro 1000 is priced below $5,000. The company is currently accepting pre-orders, with general availability expected in summer 2018. Dental materials availability is planned for summer 2018 as well.