Precision 3D printing
for digital dentistry

Digital dentistry powered by the 3D printing technology is fast, convenient for the patient, and precise.

Why thousands of dentists
use 3D printers?

A 3D printer working as a part of a larger digital dentistry system allows to see more patients per day. It also cuts costs, reduces human error, and guarantees better quality service for the patient.

Consistent quality

A 3D printer working with intraoral scanners and CAD/CAM software leaves little room for human error.

Speed

Highly automated digital dentistry systems offer considerable throughput with no loss of quality.

Patient's satisfaction

Quality 3D printers can work with microscopic precision using biocompatible materials.

Automation

A 3D printer is less labor intensive than traditional dental modeling techniques.

3D printed dental appliances

Appliances like dental crows, bridges, and surgical guides can be 3D printed directly with biocompatible resins. Castable resins can be used to make investment patterns for casting dental alloys.

Patterns of crowns
& bridges

Clear aligners

Surgical guides

Occlusal splints

Digital dentistry workflow

From impression taking to end-use dentures, crowns, or orthodontic appliances, digital dentistry is changing the way dental labs and practices work. Each step of traditional dental modeling has got improved, digitized, and automated. Here's how it works.

Step 1 Impression taking

Areas of interes in the patient's oral cavity are scanned with intraoral scanners or 3D Roentgen equipment. Resulting digital 3D models go straight to dental CAD/CAM software.

Step 2 CAD/CAM design

From splints and crowns to entire bridges or dentures, modern dental CAD/CAM software can make personalized designs perfectly fitted to the patient's anatomy.

Step 3 Manufacturing

After the design stage, a CAD/CAM software can send the model to digital manufacturing devices like dental resin 3D printers working with microscopic precision.

What makes Zortrax Inkspire a perfect dental 3D printer?

Zortrax Inkspire is a resin UV LCD 3D printer using a high resolution LCD screen with UV light source placed beneath it to build precise models by solidifying photopolymer resins layer by layer. It is a Plug & Play device with a simple, intuitive interface which makes it easy to operate even without prior 3D printing experience.

Key features for dental applications

Zortrax Inkspire has all it takes to work as a dental resin 3D printer.

Microscopic precision

The smallest possible object Zortrax Inkspire can 3D print is a cuboid measuring 50x50x25 microns.

Speed

Zortrax Inkspire works with constant high speed and quality, no matter how much of the workspace is used.

Small to large production

Zortrax UV LCD technology can be scaled up to offer small to large volume manufacturing capabilities.

Wide range of resins

Zortrax Inkspire works with dedicated Zortrax resins but is fully compatible with all 405 nm photopolymers.

Z-SUITE for Zortrax Inkspire

Z-SUITE is a dedicated slicing and 3D printing farm management software that comes free with every Zortrax 3D printer. It is compatible with the most popular dental CAD/CAM software solutions like inLab CAD SW 18 or ZFx Dental CAD Design Software. Zortrax Inskpire can also work with third-party slicers.

Rotation Optimization

Rotation Optimization Tool is an algorithm that optimizes the model's position to minimize the required support, improve the model's adhesion to the build platform, or speed up the printing process.

Resin profiles

Predefined settings for dedicated Zortrax Resins are available in Z-SUITE as standard. For external resins, all printing parameters can be set manually and saved to be reused in the future.

Smart supports

Times of exposure to UV light for the model and support structures can be set independently. More exposure makes supports harder than the rest of the model which means they can thinner.

Remote management

Prints can be paused or resumed remotely on each Zortrax Inkspire connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Larger dental labs can manage multiple 3D printers from one workstation.

Zortrax resin for digital dentistry

Zortrax Resin DENTAL MODEL

Gypsum-like texture

Recommended for precise dental study models. It's a precise dental resin with a gypsum-like texture. Offers very high level of detail sufficient for accurate modeling of teeth and gums. This resin is not biocompatible and is not meant for intraoral use.

Raydent Surgical Guide Resin

Class I biocompatibility

Recommended for clear surgical guides. Class I biocompatibility makes it safe for transient contact with a human body. Translucency guarantees optimal visibility during the procedure. Models must be sterilized prior to intraoral use.

Raydent Crown & Bridge Resin

Class IIa biocompatibility

Recommended for temporary crowns and bridges. Class IIa biocompatibility makes it safe for up to 30 days of contact with human tissue. Highly resistant to abrasion. Available in the A2 shade. Models must be sterilized prior to intraoral use.

Zortrax Inkspire main features

  • UV LCD is up to 8x faster than SLA
  • UV LCD is up to 9x more precise than SLA
  • The speed of operation is 20-36 mm/h
  • The XY resolution is 50x50 microns
  • Calibrates build platform automatically
  • The minimal layer height is 25 microns
  • Has a built-in carbon filter
  • Offers serial production capability
  • External 405 nm resins are supported
  • External slicing software is supported
  • zcodex and .cws file formats are supported
  • Workspace measures 74x132x175 mm
  • Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity
  • Has an intuitive touch interface