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 faster than that of other DLP printers. Many companies have upped their support of DLP technologies like this one.
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”.