3D printing: “We prefer to maximise output and high quality at an reasonably priced value”

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By Jeremy Sales space, Dental Tribune Worldwide
September 24, 2021

3D printing has been a serious matter at IDS 2021. Primarily based in Budapest in Hungary, VOXELTEK develops and manufactures know-how for dental laboratories and affords them a straightforward introduction to implementing a digital workflow and a fast return on funding. Dental Tribune Worldwide spoke with László Diósi, world gross sales supervisor at VOXELTEK, and Tamás Liszkai, the corporate’s product growth supervisor, to seek out out extra.

Are you able to please inform us concerning the firm—when and the way did you get began?
Liszkai: The corporate was integrated in 2013 in Budapest. At the moment, we began creating distinctive 3D-printing know-how, and later we turned our focus to the dental trade. We noticed that, with the continuing growth within the trade—particularly with oral scanners and CAD/CAM software program—there was an rising demand for reasonably priced desktop 3D printing in dentistry. We moved shortly in order that any laboratory, small or massive, might apply and use this know-how. It was throughout IDS 2017 that we first introduced our high-resolution 3D desktop printers to the worldwide market.

What has modified since IDS 2017 when it comes to the know-how and what you’re providing dentists?
Liszkai: At the moment, 3D printing was nonetheless comparatively new and never as widespread as it’s at present. Accordingly, we had loads of discussions with potential purchasers concerning the core, very fundamental, ideas of the know-how. In the previous couple of years, we have now spent a lot much less time explaining the know-how as a result of individuals are extra educated they usually appear to know what 3D printing is all about. Not solely are they extra conscious of it, but additionally they appear to know what this know-how can do for them when it comes to the digital manufacturing of dental components.

What’s necessary for purchasers once they strategy you, and what ought to they concentrate on?
Diósi: Actually, they’re on the lookout for 3D printers which might be quick, dependable and versatile in relation to what they provide and the choices associated to the printing supplies that can be utilized.

What we have now seen out there is that folks purchase 3D printers after which realise the price of the supplies—which is one thing that must be bought regularly, normally at a excessive value—and they also start to buy round for cheaper supplies, and this creates an issue as a result of they usually attempt to modify their current 3D printer so that it’s going to work with that materials. To counter this, we provide a variety of our personal supplies, together with resins, and these are all preset within the software program of the printers, and we actually attempt to encourage prospects to make use of our supplies.

Is that this one of many issues you’re specializing in at IDS 2021?
Diósi: Sure! If guests purchase one in every of our 3D printers, as an IDS particular, they may obtain a two-year provide of our mostly used materials: VOXELTEK Professional. This isn’t solely a sexy supply, but additionally helps to eradicate the potential of prospects making an attempt to make use of different supplies with our 3D printers, which might result in adverse outcomes that could be blamed on the {hardware}.

What are a few of the highlights of the know-how which you’re providing?
Liszkai: When it comes to purposes, our 3D printers are rather more accessible—rather more reasonably priced—for small and mid-sized laboratories in contrast with some competitor merchandise, that are within the greater value vary. It goes with out saying that we have now all the time aimed to match, and even exceed, the standard that’s being provided by a few of the bigger gamers within the trade. Naturally, nevertheless, we provide the printers at a cheaper price. To sum it up, we prefer to maximise output and high quality at an reasonably priced value.

What else are you able to inform me concerning the firm?
Diósi: Along with providing 3D printers, we manufacture 3D desktop dental scanners and light-weight polymerising containers for last polymerisation of our 3D-printed merchandise. We additionally supply a cupboard for storing the gadgets. These 4 options may be mixed into one system, which we name VOXELTEK FLOW, and this offers a straightforward choice for beginning with 3D digital printing in a laboratory, as a result of laboratories have already realised that, with the broader use of intra-oral scanners, if they don’t undertake the know-how within the laboratory, then they could lose their current prospects.

What do you consider the brand new developments which might be happening in 3D-printing purposes in dentistry?
Liszkai: We’ve got seen some very attention-grabbing developments within the discipline of 3D-printing supplies, resembling splint supplies, immediately printed clear aligners and everlasting crowns, and these developments make us very excited concerning the close to way forward for 3D-printing purposes in dentistry. We really feel very proud and excited to be a part of the revolution that’s happening, and we’re doing our greatest to provide you with our personal developments and purposes that can take 3D printing for dental purposes even additional.

If a dentist right here at IDS asks you why she or he ought to get a 3D printer, what would you reply?
Diósi: If she or he desires to print dependable momentary crowns or fashions in a quick and environment friendly method, we have now the answer to do this in-house.

Liszkai: The dentist might store elsewhere and spend much more cash with the intention to get the identical answer, or she or he might come to us and get an answer of equal high quality for a cheaper price.

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