"Since its mid-2004 introduction, the InVision HR 3-D printer became a popular choice for jewelry manufacturers and dental labs," said Abe Reichental, 3D Systems president and chief executive officer. "Learning from and working with lead users from both segments, we designed a new VisiJet HR 200 material to meet the strict requirements of micro casting users.
"The new VisiJet HR 200 material enables users to produce small, intricate, high-resolution, feature-rich models, patterns and parts on the InVision HR 3-D printer. Custom jewelry manufacturers and dental labs produce small, intricate parts or patterns that are used as master patterns for casting into a precious metal. Jewelers cast the pattern into white gold or silver, while dental technicians cast a coping into gold. Due to the finer surface finish the end user can achieve with the VisiJet HR 200 material, end users can significantly reduce their overall production time. The finer finish produces a higher quality pattern which is then replicated in its final casted part. Once the pattern is cast into metal, the amount of polishing time on the final part is reduced significantly.
"We are very pleased to introduce this new material for the InVision HR 3-D printer. Continuous enhancements of our products enable our customers to save time and money and to improve their quality of work," concluded Reichental.
InVision HR 3-D Printer named Journal of Dental Technology's WOW! 2005 product
In the second annual WOW! issue of the Journal of Dental Technology, an independent panel of technicians named the InVision HR 3-D printer one of the most innovative and ground-breaking technologies for the dental industry. The InVision HR 3-D printer was named one of 13 impressive technologies that saves time and money and improves quality.
Chosen by the WOW! panel for a number of WOW! Factors, the InVision HR 3-D printer helps remove some of the human element, which improves consistency and productivity.
The InVision HR 3-D printer is capable of producing the master pattern of 150 individual copings in less than six hours. The patterns produced on the InVision HR 3-D printer can then be cast into the final material.
By utilizing the InVision HR 3-D printer, users can identify fabrication conflicts prior to construction, and the reduction in grain sizes and larger number of grains results in improved internal fit and margin adaptation when compared to conventional dental restorative technologies.
3D Systems congratulates all of the WOW! winners and thanks the Journal of Dental Technology WOW! panel for their recognition of the InVision HR 3-D printer.
For more information regarding the Journal of Dental Technology (JDT), visit the website at www.nadl.org/jdtunbound.
About 3D Systems Corporation
3D Systems is a leading provider of rapid 3-D printing, prototyping and manufacturing solutions. Its systems and materials reduce the time and cost of designing products and facilitate direct and indirect manufacturing by creating actual parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used for design communication and prototyping as well as for production of functional end-use parts: Transform your products.
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