Vida cDLM, EnvisionTEC’s new high-speed continuous 3D printer

Still in the area of medicine, precisely in digital dentistry, EnvisionTEC has released the new Vida cDLM, a high-speed Continuous 3D Printer. This release follows the announcement of its collaboration with AvaDent to ease adoption of digital dentures.

Just as DWS Systems and Stratasys technologies, the 3D printer will be showcased at LMT Lab Day Chicago 2018.

The new Vida cDLM

With this 3D printer, dental professionals could 3D print night guards and orthodontic models in less than 30 minutes. According to the company, it will be at one-third the price of competing models.

The new Vida cDLM has a print speed of about 20-50 mm per hour and an impressive build area of 145 x 81.5 x 100 mm (5.7 x 3.2 x 3.94 inches) and XY resolution of 76 microns.

Used with EnvisionTEC’s premium E-Model Light material, the 3D printer can 3D print 3 types of orthodontic models: 10-12 vertical orthodontic models in 100-micron layers in about 90 minutes; 3-4 horizontal orthodontic models in 100-micron layers in about 15-30 minutes as well as 3-4 full crown and bridge arches in 50-micron layers in about an hour.

Among the 3D printers of the same range, EnvisionTEC also has Vida HD cDLM, Vida UHD cDLM, and Micro cDLM.

Beyond digital dentistry, continuous 3D printing offers benefits in the jewelry sector, for example, cDLM technology enables 3D printing of materials with an extremely high wax content, which is desirable for investment casting patterns. The cDLM can also process dual-cure engineering-grade materials with a short pot life – materials that can deliver properties similar to injection molded plastics.

A dossier dedicated to “3D printing in the jewellery sector” is addressed in the February issue of the magazine 3D Adept Mag.

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