California-based 3D printer manufacturer, SprintRay has unveiled its latest machine designed specifically for the dental industry.
The SprintRay Pro is being presented for the first time at the 2019 Chicago Midwinter Meeting this week and solidifies the company’s focus on solutions for digital dentistry following the success of its dental specific MoonRay S printer.
The new Pro is a resin-based desktop machine which leverages a custom DLP projector and adjustable Dynamic Light Control to reduce cure times and improve efficiency and accuracy. The system also benefits from a self-monitoring, heated tank that keeps liquid resin at the correct temperature to ensure optimal curing characteristics for each material whether you’re producing surgical guides, night guards, denture bases or other dental appliances. The machine offers double the print capacity compared to the company’s previous models and can manufacture up to 21 full dental arches in one build.
A new, cloud-connected software suite has also been developed to predict problems, automate workflows and generally deliver better ease-of-use. Clinicians and dental professionals can use the touch screen interface to select parameters and set print queues, while the software also allows users to edit supports, automatically add part labels and assess printability.
“We’re grateful for all of the support and feedback we’ve received from our customers since we introduced the MoonRay S to the dental industry,” said Amir Mansouri, CEO of SprintRay. “All of that input went into designing and building the most functional and dentist-friendly 3D printer the industry has yet seen, and we’re very excited to present it to the market.”
SprintRay has been on the market since 2014 after the successful completion of a Kickstarter campaign for its MoonRay series of machines. The company has since aligned itself primarily with the dental industry after spotting a number of success stories from dental laboratories which were applying its machines to produce dental models, crowns and bridges. With the dental 3D printing market expected to reach 9.5 billion USD by 2027, the company believes this latest system will reimagine what desktop printing can do for digital dentistry.