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New NextDent 5100 high-speed 3D printer

3D Systems' new NextDent™ 5100 high-speed 3D printer - powered by Figure 4™ technology - is now available in Australia and New Zealand from Pacific Dental Specialties. The NextDent 5100 helps dental laboratories and clinics redefine their workflow to achieve improved accuracy, repeatability and productivity with lower total cost of operation.

When used in conjunction with the company's robust portfolio of certified NextDent materials, dental labs and clinics are able to address the broadest range of indications from a single printer available today. This plug-and-play solution integrates with the industry's state-of-the-art intraoral scanning and software solutions delivering a much more precise result than available with manual production.

The benefits of the NextDent 5100 solution extend to the patient - reducing the time required to produce orthodontic and prosthodontic devices and the number of visits needed to complete treatment.

This end-to-end solution combining materials, technology, software and services will help dental labs and clinics bridge from traditional methods to a digital workflow, revolutionising their business.

"With 3D Systems' NextDent solution, dental laboratories and clinics are now able to produce dental devices at dramatically increased speed - up to 4X faster than other available solutions - while reducing material waste and capital equipment expenditure as well as reliance upon milling centres," said Rik Jacobs, vice president, general manager, dental, 3D Systems. "Benefits also extend to the patient by reducing the time it takes to produce prosthodontics and orthodontics, as well as the number of practice visits."

This new solution is already demonstrating its ability to truly revolutionise the dental workflow.

"The NextDent 5100 is the fastest dental 3D printer I've ever seen, with accuracy and precision that result in extremely fine detail," said Adrienne Slevin, director of education and technology, Dental Arts Laboratories (a NextDent 5100 beta test site). "I've also found it very simple to use. The 3D Sprint™ software is so robust - it handles objects that none of my other printers will accept. The post-processing is equally simple and straightforward."

Dental Arts Laboratories has been able to achieve print speeds more than 4X faster than comparable printers - completing print runs for some indications in as little as 28 minutes. 3D Systems' 3D Sprint software, which is bundled with the NextDent 5100, provides Dental Arts Laboratories with a complete CAD optimisation and print management tool, helping to more efficiently produce dental devices.

The NextDent 5100 is powered by 3D Systems' proprietary Figure 4 technology, which facilitates high-speed 3D printing of dental devices and fixtures. The printer is compatible with industry-leading, intraoral scanning and dental software solutions, delivering more precise results than conventional manual production techniques. This end-to-end digital workflow also provides higher and more predictable uptime, with a significant reduction in risk for the operator.

The industry's most comprehensive dental 3D printing portfolio

3D Systems has also released 18 new NextDent materials for an unprecedented total of 30 different options. All NextDent materials are biocompatible and CE-certified to cover a broad range of dental applications for lab managers, dental technicians, dental prosthetic technicians, clinical dentists, prosthodontists and orthodontists.

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