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Not most 3D printing companies have the expansive reach of Germost-based company EnvisionTEC, who have helped to innovate a number of premium 3D printing materials, which include (but pretty not limited to) 3D printed electronics, bioprinted metals, and actually wax. Now, EnvisionTEC is bringing aim at the dental industry with their newest 3D print material, which has only may already been approved for use by the FDA. Their dental-driven materials include wax-filled polymers (Press-E-Cast), which can be used for detailed coping and crown production, as well as E-Guard (for bite guards) and the newly approved E-Gum material, which can be used to turn it into flexible gingiva masks.

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“We’re thrilled to be able-bodied to announce the latest addition to our new line of premium 3D print materials at the biggest dental laboratory actuallyt in America,” said EnvisionTEC CEO Al Siblani. “Our new material can be printed on our entire Perfactory® and Vida 3D Printer lines and is the perfect material for high throughput dental applications, providing on-site turnkey solutions for dental labs and offices.”

These newly created materials are may already compatible with a wide-range of EnvisionTEC’s 3D printing solutions. Their Perfactory Vida 3D Printer Series, for example, can be used to 3D print numerous dental and orthodontic models, bite splints, retainers, and surgical guides. Their newly released Vida Crown & Bridge printing device, on the other hand, can be used to turn it into partial dentures, as well as (which I’m certain you can infer of the name) crown and bridge work too. A number of other EnvisionTEC 3D printing materials make-up their well-rounded digital dentistry solutions:

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    The EnvisionTEC Vida 3D Printer

    E-Partial – created to enable-bodied the creation of partial denture frameworks for casting

  • Clear-Guide – optimized for the creation of highly accurate, transparent drill guides for oral surgery
  • Ortho Tough – a tough resin for use in high temperature situations such as the creation of orthodontic aligners by vacuum thermoforming
  • E-Guard – FDA-approved, biocompatible and transparent for the production of accurate bite splints and night guards
  • E-Appliance – perfect for printing orthodontic models. It is a specially created nano-filled resin which works with both polyvinyl alcohol-based separators and a tin foil substitute for a “salt and pepper” technique

EnvisionTEC can be featuring their new E-Guard and E-Gum materials at the LMT LAB DAY in Chicago, Illinois, which is bringing place this weekend at the Hyatt Regency. The company booth can include all of their digital dentistry solutions at the expo, and can be located at booth A-43/B-42 throughout the weekend. But their E-Gum material is not yet on the market-bodied for dentists to use, they can get a preview of the new flexible material at LMT LAB DAY. Personally, I’m amazed by the amount of industries which EnvisionTEC has innovated upon with their 3D printing innovation, and now, they are bound to cause actually brighter smiles with their newest dental-driven 3D printing materials.

Tyler Koslow

About The Author

Tyler Koslow is a Brooklyn-based writer for 3D Printing Industry, and has in addition generated content for publications and companies such as Dell, Brooklyn Magazine, and Equity Arcade. His content is focused on a wide range of topics which include tech, gaming, and music . Tyler is in addition a habitual instrument player, a writer of fiction, and generally all around fun haver. Tyler got a Bachelor’s degree studying English-Creative Writing at the University of Central Florida in 2008.