posted on March 13, 2013 |
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Recently, Stratasys announced the release of their newest 3D printer, the Objet30 Orthodesk. Designed to be used by dentists, the Objet30 Orthodesk is designed to make dental models more quickly, more accurately and with a lot less discomfort for the patient.
“Every orthodontic appliance used to start with a physical impression that we used to create plaster stone models. With digital orthodontics, instead of uncomfortable impressions we take a 3D scan. At the computer we use the 3D image of the patient’s teeth to plan appliances,” says Stratasys. “When we need a model we simply click a few buttons and send the 3D CAD file off to the 3D printer. ” With the Objet30 Orthodesk dentists can create the full range of orthodontic appliances using a single 3D scan.
The Objet30 Orthodesk has an overall size of 32.28 x 24.4 x 23.22 in. Within this desktop sized container is an 11.81 x 7.87 x 3.94 in. build volume. Models created on the Objet30 Orthodesk have a 600 dpi build resolution on both the X and Y axis and a 900 dpi resolution on the Z axis. The machine’s overall weight is 205 lbs.
Watch a Video of the Objet30 Orthodesk:
Images and Video Courtesy of Stratasys