3D Printer Delivers Increased Speed, Accuracy, and Cost-Effectiveness

Richard Gawel


The Roland DGA DGSHAPE Americas SOL LCD 3D printer is designed to deliver increased speed, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness. It can produce dental models, provisional crowns and bridges, occlusal guards, surgical guides, and more, in house quickly and easily, DGSHAPE Americas said.

The SOL LCD 3D printer prints at three times the speed of standard SLA printers and has five times the UV power of previous models to match or exceed that of DLP printers, the company said. It features 49-µm pixels and can print 4.5 cm per hour. Plus, it provides a smooth surface finish with predictable and accurate printing over the entire 128- by 80- by 140mm build plate, DGSHAPE Americas said.

With its simple platform and intuitive software, the company said, the SOL LCD 3D printer suits novices and experienced users. A user-friendly workflow and zero calibration requirements make it ready to use right out of the box, according to DGSHAPE Americas. It also is designed for reliability, durability, and easy maintenance. Additional features include:

  • Touchscreen operation
  • A failsafe vat frame
  • Vat standoffs for longer vat film life
  • A swivel-hinged UV filter hood
  • A build plate designed for easy removal

“We are excited about offering this cutting-edge, easy to use 3D printer to our customers. It’s a complete, state of the art solution, and the perfect complement to our advanced family of DWX milling machines,” said Lisa Aguirre, Roland DGA’s dental solutions product manager.

“By integrating a SOL LCD 3D printer into their workflows, businesses don’t need to outsource. They can maintain full control and provide quality same-day applications with reduced turnaround time,” Aguirre said.

The printer’s bundled AI software includes more than a hundred pre-calibrated resin profiles for simple setup, instant access to resin and firmware updates, and accurate, repeatable results, the company said.

The SOL LCD 3D printer also comes with a Dual-Tank Ultrasonic Cleaning Unit, a UV Curing Kit (approved for CLII restorations), a Resin Sample Kit with model, temp, and splint materials, a spare vat tray, and a Wi-Fi dongle.

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