Glidewell partnered with LuxCreo on a co-branded 3D printing solution for in-house 3D printing operations.

Glidewell announced a new partnership with LuxCreo, a leading 3D printing company in dental appliances, to introduce the 3D Printing Solution.

This co-branded dental 3D printing solution is part of Glidewell’s rapidly growing In-Office Solution platform and expands the company’s portfolio of digital solutions.

The In-Office Solution uses advanced digital technology to create single-visit restorations. With the addition of LuxCreo’s fully integrated solutions — cloud-connected 3D printers, AI-enabled printing software and advanced materials — dentists can now offer more comprehensive treatment options to their patients.

“LuxCreo is proud to partner with Glidewell to seamlessly deliver our latest end-to-end 3D printing solution that expands same-day chairside production to more dental applications,” said Michael Strohecker, LuxCreo co-founder and chief revenue officer. “LuxCreo is focused on developing and delivering innovative 3D printing technologies, like Digital Polishing, that provide an exceptional patient experience with faster, more accurate automated workflows.”

The 3D Printing Solution combines the innovation of LuxCreo with the user-friendly workflow of the In-Office Solution to give clinicians an efficient, cost-effective 3D printing experience.

With a range of resins developed and used by Glidewell, dental professionals are able to create models and nightguards with a streamlined workflow. Users will also benefit from LuxCreo’s recent FDA Class II 510(k) clearance to produce same-day clear aligners in as little as two hours.

The requires minimal post-processing compared to other 3D-printed technologies and can directly print clear appliances with LuxCreo Digital Polishing.

The 3D Printing Solution will be available exclusively through Glidewell in a bundle that includes the 3D printer, starter kit, and wash and cure units for $16,990. Bundle options that include the Scanning Solution and In-Office Mill are also available.

“One of our primary goals with is to make digital dentistry more accessible and affordable to dentists everywhere,” said Jim Glidewell, founder and president of Glidewell. “By adding, we’re building toward a future where every dentist can control their own restorative workflow — bringing value to the practice and patients alike.”

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