Stratasys Ltd, Minneapolis, introduced the Objet30 Dental Prime, a 3D printer designed for smaller-sized dental labs.Objet30 Dental Prime

The Objet30 Dental Prime is compact in size, yet large in terms of versatility, the company says. The system features a High Quality mode, which produces 3D print models with intricate, delicate features required for precise fittings on crown, bridge, and prosthetic models (in 16-micron layers).

The system’s High Speed mode prints at accelerated speeds to produce orthodontic models and surgical guides with increased productivity (in 28-micron layers). Together, these two print modes enable smaller labs to produce a wide range of dental and orthodontic appliances in-house.

The Objet30 Dental Prime also provides users with a choice of three PolyJet 3D printing materials, including VeroDentPlus (MED690), a dark beige material that offers strength, accuracy, and durability to create intricate models; Clear Bio-compatible (MED610), which is medically approved for temporary in-mouth placement—essential for producing surgical guides and investment castings for chromium cobalt removable partial denture (RPD) frames; and VeroGlaze (MED620), an opaque bio-compatible material with A2 shading designed to provide accurate color matching—ideal for veneer try-ins, diagnostic wax-ups, and clear aligner trays.