Solidscape, 3M partner for bechtop wax priniting from Lava digital dentistry

March 21, 2012

Solidscape Inc., the leading provider of high-precision rapid prototyping printers, has announced that its D76®+ printer for producing waxups is an official member of the Lava™ Partner Network for digital dentistry. For small-and medium-sized labs, this is a step towards a more integrated digital workflow that will achieve greater efficiency while maintaining consistent quality all the way through to the final waxup.

Solidscape Inc., the leading provider of high-precision rapid prototyping printers, has announced that its D76®+ printer for producing waxups is an official member of the Lava™ Partner Network for digital dentistry. For small-and medium-sized labs, this is a step towards a more integrated digital workflow that will achieve greater efficiency while maintaining consistent quality all the way through to the final waxup.

The integration of the Lava™ Scan ST Design System by 3M ESPE and the Solidscape D76+ allows the user to realize a reduction in cost per waxup and consistent yields. The two systems work seamlessly together so the user will benefit from the plug-and-play possibilities and a bench-top size that fits most laboratory environments. The ability to digitally produce fully castable and pressable models is now within the grasp of dental labs of all sizes.

“With this partnership, we want to respond to our customer's need for flexible solutions”, said Mark Farmer, General Manager, 3M Digital Oral.

Fabio Esposito, V.P., Worldwide Sales & Marketing of Solidscape, commented “The integration of our two leading technologies will help this partnership deliver higher benefits to the end users in terms of Return-On-Investment and production efficiency.”

Solidscape 3D printers use its own DentaCast™ and Indura®Fill non-toxic build and support materials. Extensive research has proven that these products produce no ash or residue at burnout and exhibit negligible thermal expansion so there is no need for post-printing modifications.

About Solidscape

Solidscape Inc. is the leader in high-precision 3D modelmaking systems for lost wax casting applications.  Solidscape systems are used for modeling prototypes and casting patterns for fine jewelry, dental restorations, turbine blades, medical instruments and prosthetics, consumer goods, electronics and many other high-precision products.