Structo-Velox-1Glidewell Dental, Newport Beach, Calif, announced that it has expanded its partnership with Singapore-based Structo, a dental 3D printing provider, with the integration of the Structo Velox desktop 3D printer into the™ In-Office Solution.

Previously, Glidewell was the launch customer for Structo’s DentaForm 3D printer.

Structo Velox features a patented fully autonomous post-processing system designed to streamline the dental appliance manufacturing process. The Velox also features Structo’s AutoPrint, a new cloud-based pre-processing service. Users upload an STL file, which is then nested, supported, and sliced. The printer can start automatically without requiring any further intervention, according to Structo.

The In-Office Solution, released in November 2017, is a chairside ecosystem designed to “simplify the prescribing and delivering of laboratory-grade restorations.” The integration of the Structo Velox gives the system direct printing capabilities for single and multi-unit restorations, drill guides, splints, models, and orthodontic appliances.

The Structo Velox 3D printer is expected to be available as part of the Solution in the United States in late 2018. Applications for their closed beta program are currently open.