The benefits for dental of the Xeed


The used material for making a proper mould has to be durable and resistance to high pressure and temperatures. ABS is excellent for this, but a huge downside is warping when printing ABS. Because of the heated environment of the Xeed, warping can be reduced to almost nothing.


Printing teeth has to be done precise. A very high resolution and a layer thickness of a mere 10 micron makes the Xeed excellent for printing a custom set of teeth.


The Xeed gives you professional printing capabilities for a consumer price. In addition, the Xeed is free from expensive maintenance costs.


The cliché; time = money, still stands today. And adding 3D printing to the process of making aligners will speed up the process.


Using the right software makes it easier to make the right mould. Sometimes making multiple moulds is needed, and the ability to adjust and print these in one go, means a lot less hassle.

Testimonial: Barcalona

Tessa Limargas from Ortoteam & Esthetic Aligner Team Barcalona has been using the Xeed in combination with a hand held scanner. The Xeed delivers in terms of speed and quality, with a minimum of warping. She is enthusiastic over the size of the printer bed, since it gives the possibility to place up to 15 ABS models in one print session. It gives her the independence of printing her own models instead of being dependent on a third party 3D print provider. This increases her efficiency and reduces her production time.

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Testimonial: Austria

Thomas Wais from WRC – Tech Austria & LAB M&W Zahn technique chose the Xeed after exploring the market for three months. He found that the quality of the Xeed is comparable with a professional, high-end printer, like the Objet 3D, but far more affordable. A printed model on the Objet would have cost 15 to 30 euros, whereas the Xeed does the same for a few euros.

A big plus was that the maintenance could be done by his own staff as well, instead of specially trained personnel or a costly maintenance plan.

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Using a 3D printer for clear aligners

The process of making Clear Aligners using a 3D printer is divided in 4 steps.
Scanning > Aligning > Printing > Thermoforming
A 3D printer uses digital 3D models to print its object. There are currently two methods used when making a 3D model of teeth; using a 3D hand scanner or using a gypsum mould and a 3D scanner box. When using a 3D hand scanner, the scan can be directly made from the patient’s mouth. When using a 3D scanner box, there needs to be made a gypsum mould of the patient’s teeth first which can be scanned afterwards.
The 3D model is loaded into a software program, which allows adjustments and corrections to the virtual teeth of the patient. When altered to satisfaction, the Leapfrog slicing software will export a file, a g-code, which will be used to 3D print the teeth.
The Xeed reads the g-code and will print the desired model. Within two hours, the model will be ready. Since the bed is bigger than one set of teeth, multiple sets of teeth can be printed at the same time.
The printed teeth can be used for thermoforming clear aligners.


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