Surveying the Lab Scanner Landscape
October 2, 2020 Noah Levine Dental Lab Products, Dental Lab Products October 2020, Volume 42, Issue 3 A roundup of some of the newest dental laboratory scanners around.
Whether a lab is working with a full or partial digital workflow, at some point the anatomical information for the case must be digitized. Chairside intraoral scanning is gaining traction, but an efficient, reliable benchtop scanner is still an integral part of most modern dental labs.
While scanners were once fussy and somewhat sluggish, upgrades and enhancements make the latest scanning systems faster, more accurate, and easier to use. There are a wide range of sizes, designs, and even colorful styles among today’s lab scanners. Some scanners are designed for optimal results with specific types of cases, so make sure the scanner you choose meets your lab’s specific needs and priorities.
Read on for a round-up of some of the latest innovations in dental lab benchtop scanners.
E4 Featuring twice the cameras of its predecessor, E4 scans at twice the speed with double the accuracy Full arch scans in as little as 9 seconds Scans with an accuracy of 4 microns The 4 cameras feature 5 MP resolution and can scan dies in the model or dental impressions 3Shape
7 Series Scans models and impressions with a high degree of precision Features an integrated computer with 64-bit processor Automatic scan function and design wizard features help keep labs productive With the automatic multi-die mode up to 30 elements can be scanned and designed in just 13 minutes with no user interaction Dental Wings
Hardware and software are optimized for scans as fast as a full arch in just 8 seconds
4 5 MP camera array provides great scan detail and eliminates blind spots
Auto-elevation feature makes it simple to place objects being scanned
An open scanner capable of connecting with a range of CAD software platforms
Ceramill Map 600 Designed for efficiency and precision it features an integrated universal carrier plate compatible with common articulators Intelligent scan height control automatically positions the object being scanned The drive technology includes an automatic Z-axis for precise and quick travel movement The industrial 3D sensor with Blue Light technology scans to an accuracy of 4 μm Amann Girrbach
inEos X5 Features a robot arm and 5-axis scanning technology with a large working area Optimal depth of field combined with accuracy to 2.1 µm Intuitive software interface is designed to help technicians create digital models with a few mouse clicks Scans impressions, models, dies, and articulated models Scans can be exported in the open STL file format Dentsply Sirona
S900 ARTI Automated structured-light scanner with 3 high-resolution high-speed cameras Scans to a precision of ≤ 10 μm Large scan area accommodates most articulators to scan the complete case in a single scan Can scan all types of models, dies, and bite records Easy positioning of the scan model with the help of a laser point Zirkonzahn
UP360+ Designed for scanning uncut models High-speed scanning of models, dies, and triple tray impressions Full arch implant scans can be completed in a single step Color and texture scanning for optimized accuracy and detail Up3D
Autoscan-DS-MIX With its open design the scanner is designed for accuracy and efficiency A pair of 5.0 MP cameras capture edge details on abutments and implant scan bodies Scans to an accuracy of ≤ 7 μm Captures a full arch scan in 13 seconds with high efficiency scan mode The scanner software automatically detects and adds in unscanned surfaces Shining 3D
i3Dscan color Designed to aid lab productivity, the scanner can scan in monochrome or color texture modes and with the lid open or closed Automatic positioning eliminates the need to screw on spacer plates Controlled from an easy to use touch display Accuracy of 6 microns imes-icore
Freedom UHD Features a UI-3280CP with Sony’s 5 MP sensor Ultra-high definition scans capture crisp margin lines Interproximal scanning without random filling of holes Scans models, dies, articulators, and impressions With its moving camera, no jig is required for the model DOF
L1 Series Developed by iMetric, the L1 series of scanners is for a range of indications The L1 is the base model and is suited for scanning models and impressions The L1m adds the capability to scan single and multi-implant cases The L1i is the highest resolution model with accuracy up to 5 microns for scanning passive fitting, large-span, screw-retained cases The L1 model can be upgraded to either the L1m or the L1i Axsys Dental
DS Mizar Open design permits scanning of any impression, or dental model with or without articulator The scanner and software were developed together for seamless integration Simple to use, intuitive interface Supplied with pre-installed scan and design software, the system is ready to go right out of the box Special DS Mizar Mondrian edition features bright primary colors inspired by Piet Mondrian’s paintings EGSolutions