With the launch of the Vida, EnvisionTEC are diving deeper into a niche 3D printing segment. EnvisionTEC have once again created a printer designed for dentistry and orthodontics. From the looks of it, this latest instalment has further cemented their hold in the dental 3D printing market. Furthermore, EnvisionTEC is positioning it as “a low-cost, open-architecture, easy-to-maintain and user-friendly 3D printer“.
The Vida is a compact desktop 3D printer that runs on a version of cDLP technology. Additionally, the company has boasted that the print speed is 10 times greater than that of other DLP printers. Many companies have upped their support of DLP technologies like this one. This growing support believed to be a reaction to CLIP printing as suggested by the emphasis on the speed of cDLP tech.
This particular printer is quite compact. However, while it may be small in stature it displays a versatile range of function. EnvisionTEC has emphasised the wide range of materials the machine can utilize. According to the company, this allows it to create: “dental models, surgical guides, bite splints, night guards, retainers, dentures and crowns”.
|Machine Properties *||Perfactory® Vida 3D Printer|
|Build Envelope||5.5” x 3.1” x 3.95” (140 x 79 x 100 mm)|
|XY Resolution||0.0029” (73 μm)|
|Dynamic Z Resolution||0.001” to 0.006” (25 μm to 150 μm)|
|Light Source||Industrial UV LED|
|Warranty||1 year back to factory including parts and labor|
|Materials Available||Ideal for|
|E-Appliance M||Orthodontic models for salt and pepper techniques|
|E-Denstone Peach M||Models for bracket placement through indirect bonding techniques|
|Clear Guide M||Surgical drill guides|
|E-Partial M||Partial denture framework|
|Ortho Tough M||Rigid stable models for vacuum suckdown aligners|
(Table info retrieved from EnvisionTEC Website)