Precision 3D printing
for digital dentistry

3D printing is set to replace traditional dental modeling techniques in the near future.
Digital dentistry is faster, less burdensome for the patient, and inherently more 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
With a 3D printer working along with intraoral scanners and CAD/CAM software there is less space for human error to occur when compared to traditional dental modeling techniques.
Speed
Highly automated digital dentistry systems offer considerable throughput with no loss of quality. A 3D printer can make multiple orthodontic models per day.
Patient's satisfaction
Quality 3D printers can work with microscopic precision using biocompatible materials. A dentist can make dentures that precisely fit the patient's anatomy.
Automation
A 3D printer is less labor intensive than other techniques. Making ortho models becomes a fully automated, unsupervised process which saves time a dentist can use to see more patients.

3D printed dental appliances

Resin 3D printers can be used to either print dental appliances directly or to make precise investment casting patterns
for devices requiring materials difficult to 3D print with like dental alloys for bridges or ceramics for crowns. Investment casting
patterns are printed with castable resins while 3D printing of devices meant for intraoral use requires Class I or Class II biocompatible photopolymers.

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. This way traditional impression taking is bypassed and a digital 3D model goes 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 each particular patient's anatomy.
Step 3 Manufacturing
After the design stage, a CAD/CAM software can send the model to digital manufacturing devices like zirconium CNC machines or dental resin 3D printers. Quality equipment can produce crowns or dentures 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 backlighting to build precise models by solidifying photopolymer resins layer by layer. It can 3D print up to 8x more ortho models than a leading dental SLA 3D printer with no adverse effect on quality. The models can be also up to 9x more precise. Zortrax Inkspire is a Plug & Play device with a simple, intuitive interface which makes it easy to operate even for untrained staff.

Key features for dental

Four most important questions to ask when choosing a dental resin 3D printer are how precise it is, how fast it is, how well does it scale up, and whether it is compatible with highly specialized resins made for digital dentistry. Zortrax Inkspire outperforms a leading dental SLA 3D printer in all those areas.

Microscopic precision
The smallest possible object Zortrax Inkspire can 3D print is a cuboid measuring 50x50x25 microns. That's why it is up to 9x more precise than a leading dental SLA 3D printer.
Speed
Zortrax Inkspire works with constant high speed no matter how much of the workspace is used. It's possible to 3D print multiple ortho models in one go with no loss of speed nor quality.
Small to large production
Zortrax UV LCD technology can be scaled up to offer small to large volume manufacturing capabilities. It makes it a perfect solution for large dental labs using multiple 3D printers.
Wide range of resins
Zortrax Inkspire works with dedicated Zortrax resins but is fully compatible with all 405 nm photopolymers. Dentists can choose their preferred dental resin and rely on the 3D printer to handle it with no loss of utility.

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 on the build platform. It can reduce the amount of required support, improve the model's adhesion to the platform, or speed up the printing process. This way even unexperienced users can get high-quality prints.
Resin profiles
Z-SUITE makes it easy to work with all available resins. Settings for dedicated Zortrax Resins are already there to choose from. 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 be designed thinner. This way their footprint on the model is reduced and less post-processing is needed.
Remote management
Prints can be paused or resumed and progress can be monitored remotely on each Zortrax Inkspire connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Larger dental labs can easily manage multiple Zortrax Inkspire 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.

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