Stratasys launched the J3 DentaJet 3D printer, an entry-level multi-material printer designed for smaller dental labs.

Stratasys has introduced the J3 DentaJet 3D printer, an entry-level, multi-material printer that enables dental labs to produce accurate mixed applications simultaneously in a single tray.

“This printer is a great value for smaller dental labs that have previously been limited to small, single-material, table-top 3D printers and are ready to level up their dental production to offer higher-quality digital dental products,” said Ronen Lebi, vice president of Dental at Stratasys. “Adding a J3 DentaJet 3D printer can help labs produce best-in-class dental applications that require extreme accuracy at scale as demand is growing.”

The J3 DentaJet 3D printer features biocompatible resins (clear, rigid, and flexible). It can create mixed parts for crown and bridge models, implantology (model, surgical guides, and gingiva masks), and orthodontic models, all in the same print job.

Its large circular build tray and High-Speed mode can help labs to scale and boost output. PolyJet, Stratasys’ proprietary jetting technology, cures the printed parts during the print process, minimizing post processing. As a result, lab personnel no longer need to handle uncured resin, improving workplace safety.

“We find PolyJet to be the best available technology for printing surgical guides, especially ones that require complex geometries such as stackable guides,” said Ankush Venkatesh, intrapreneur, additive manufacturing, Glidewell Dental. “The J3 DentaJet enabled us to access the most advanced printing technology, packaged in a small footprint with a large print capacity.”

The J3 DentaJet joins the J5 DentaJet and Origin One Dental as part of the Stratasys suite of dental-specific 3D printers that can all be operated and managed through GrabCAD Print, Stratasys’ intuitive software for streamlining print preparation workflow.

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