EnvisionTEC has been serving the dental market since 2008, when Jim Glidewell walked up to an EnvisionTEC trade show booth and asked: “Can you do teeth?”
Glidwell is the owner of Glidewell Laboratories in Newport Beach, CA, one the single largest dental labs in the US.
Today, Glidewell 3D prints dental prosthetics on nearly a dozen EnvisionTEC printers, both desktop and production models. “Our Perfactory 3D printer from EnvisionTEC allows us to create highly precise wax patterns at a fraction of the time required for a hand wax-up,” Glidwell previously told Dentaltown.
And EnvisionTEC is now blazing the path forward in digital dentistry thanks to three main factors:
Our dental materials 3D print a full range of models (dental and orthodontic), castables (crowns, bridges, partial frameworks), restorations (crown, bridge, full roundhouse, as well as complete dentures) and appliances (surgical guides, bite splints, indirect bonding trays).
E-OrthoShape is a grey ABS-like material that prints in 100 micron layers. It is recommended for the affordable volume production of models on which to produce clear thermoformed aligners by orthodontic professionals.
A wax-filled photopolymer material for the production of full anatomical crowns and bridges with extreme dimensional accuracy in X, Y and Z, as well as exceptional surface finish.
A castable material developed for a specific need in the dental industry: delivering delicate partial frameworks with thin features and some flexibility.
E-Rigid PU is a polyurethane-like resin that 3D prints end-use and prototype parts that compete with injection molded plastics. Available in black, natural and white, E-Rigid PU is hard and stiff but also maintains good strength, marked by flexibility and impact resistance. With a Shore D hardness values similar to the value as a cast urethane plastic, E-Rigid PU is a versatile and tough material. It is also an excellent solution for 3D printing dental diagnostic waxups.
EnvisionTEC's E-Denture material is an FDA-approved, biocompatible Class IIa material suitable for 3D-printing all types of denture bases.
E-Gum is used to create flexible gingival masks for use in combination with 3D printed dental models, simulating the flexibility of the patient's gum in order to adjust dental prostheses properly.
EnvisionTEC's E-Dent 400 printing material is an FDA-approved solution for the accurate 3D printing of crowns and bridges for long-term temporary use.
E-IDB is a 3D printing material allowing for the production of indirect bonding trays for the precise placement and release of orthodontic brackets.
E-Model is a tough material, suitable for high quality prototypes of items in categories such as automotive and consumer goods as well as stable enough for production-quality end use parts. It is also the ideal material for dental and orthodontic models.
EnvisionTEC’s E-Guide Tint is a biocompatible certified Class I material, developed for the production of high precision surgical drill guides for use in implant surgery. The results produced by combining E-Guide Tint with EnvisionTEC technology are superior to traditional methods of manufacturing implant placement guides.
A material developed specifically for the rapid production of highly accurate, scannable dental models. Looks and feels similar to traditional gypsum models.
EnvisionTEC’s E-Dent 100 is a light-cured micro-hybrid filled dental crown and bridge dental material for long term temporaries. Provisionals are photo polymerized on a voxel-by-voxel basis (volumetric pixel) of the liquid resin.
E-Guard is a biocompatible transparent material for the production of accurate bite splints and night guards on the Perfactory® line of 3D Printers. The results produced by combining E-Guard with EnvisionTEC technology are superior to traditional methods of manufacturing bite guards and night guards. It is a clear material, allowing for maximum visibility.