Each year, IDS offers a business summit for dental professionals, with this year’s event held in Cologne, Germany. Big news emerging from IDS 2019 involves a collaboration between California’s Nexa3D, a manufacturer of 3D printers offering stereolithography (SLA) for production-grade users, and BEGO, a provider of materials for dentist’s offices. Together, they are marketing the Varseo XL, to be sold by BEGO, headquartered in Germany. They will begin selling the Nexa3D-manufactured machine within the next year, via their dental reseller network.
Currently, BEGO provides both digital and traditional dental materials and solutions to medical professionals around the world, working from their own 3D printing experience too in ‘labside 3D printing’ with resins. While Nexa3D has manufactured the Varseo XL, BEGO has notably been behind the development of both the Varseo and the Varseo S, along with a range of dental 3D printing materials.
Together, the two companies are touting the Varseo XL as a 3D printer for dental labs that will rise above and beyond existing technology due to greater affordability as a system overall and added features that will allow dental technicians improved productivity; in fact, the Nexa3D team says that dental technicians will now be able to complete restorations in minutes, rather than hours. The new dental 3D printer is customized with Nexa3D’s proprietary Lubricant Sublayer Photo-curing (LSPc) technology, which functions via a high-speed light matrix.
Nexa3D and BEGO predict that dental offices will be able to print six times faster at ten times the volume, with a print area that is five times greater than any other dental 3D printer on the market. The Varseo XL, being marketed to dental lab practitioners, qualified resellers, and strategic partners, offers 3D printing of the following traditional dental materials:
- Permanent restorations
- Bridges and crowns
- Surgical guides
- CAD/cast applications
The 3D printer allows continual monitoring and features cognitive software and integrated sensors—all meant to offer better performance and improved diagnostics of dental patients.
“The collaboration with BEGO is designed to successfully access the growing demand for digital 3D printers, a multibillion-dollar category. Under this multi-channel plan, Nexa3D will manufacture and BEGO will market and sell the Nexa3D dental printers under the Varseo XL label,” stated the two companies in a press release announcing their new partnership.
The Varseo XL will be showcased at IDS 2019 at booth M20/N29 – Hall 10.2, Koelnmesse, Fair Grounds, Cologne-Deutz until the fair closes on March 19, 2019. See the media kit for more information.
We have been following both BEGO and Nexa3D for years, along with watching the progression of the Varseo series of 3D printers; however, 3D printing in the dentistry realm is becoming more popular—and many patients are seeing incredible results—along with dental and orthodontics offices using 3D printing to help the process of going completely digital, and enjoying greater affordability in production costs.
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