Stratasys introduces J5 DentaJet for dental labs looking for efficient parts production

Built on the back of their successful J55 PolyJet 3D printer, Stratasys has today launched the J5 DentaJet, a new 3D printer that gives dental labs 3D printing efficiency paired with PolyJet’s realism and precision.

According to Stratasys estimates, the total addressable segment for dental 3D printing is about $1 billion. Thus, the timely release of the J5 DentaJet is ideal for customers needing to produce high volumes of realistic, highly accurate models.

As the only multi-material dental 3D printer with a compact footprint, technicians can not only load mixed trays of dental parts but also produce at least 5x more dental parts on a single mixed tray against competitive 3D printers.

For example, in the production of an implant case comprising of a top and bottom rigid opaque model, a soft gingiva mask, and a biocompatible surgical guide, this would typically require the use of 3 different materials which could mean the usage of multiple 3D printers or doing separate prints with different materials.

But all of that can be easily avoided with the J5 DentaJet which handles up to 5 materials, including the support material.

Case presentations with high realism can also be produced digitally in a few hours instead of relying on time-consuming wax models. Crowns and bridges can be seated in minutes by dentists due to the accuracy of the models – to 18.75 microns, or less than half the width of a human hair, and free up time for other pressing matters.

Two customers, NEO Lab and Motor City Lab Works, in America, have been beta testing the J5 DentaJet in the past few months and have nothing but glowing reviews for the machine after using them extensively.

We produce 600 orthodontic appliances every day. The DentaJet 3D printer is easy to use, can produce a lot of models in a single print, and we don’t spend much time post-processing the models after they come out of the machine. Our models go from printer to production floor faster than ever.Christian Saurman, CEO of NEO Lab

As an orthodontist we really need highly accurate models to ensure patient appliances are the best fit. We needed a printer that could accommodate the combination of a larger build tray for high volume plus produce higher resolution models. The J5 DentaJet provides us with both luxuries in one machine.Dr. John Dumas, an orthodontist and CEO of Motor City Lab Works

A full range of resins has been tailored to meet the needs of the dental industry. They include biocompatible resins such as VeroGlaze opaque white for temporary in-mouth placement and a clear and flexible resin. There is also Separator digital material that automatically coats models to make it much easier to separate the acrylic device from the model for easier removal of wax and residue. Other available resins include VeroDent PureWhite and CMY resins for color.

The J5 DentaJet advances the full digital transformation of dental modeling with the potent combination of automation with accuracy. The system runs largely unattended, and you can even produce a build tray with a wide variety of different models using several different materials. It’s a productivity monster.Osnat Philipp, Stratasys’ Healthcare Vice President

J5 DentaJet is now available for orders in Singapore and Vietnam.

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