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.