Prima Additive, a company of the Prima Industrie Group dedicated to metal additive manufacturing technologies, will be presenting its latest technology at this year’s IDS International Dental Show trade fair currently being held in Cologne (March 14-18).
Additive technologies guarantee outstanding levels of precision and productivity in the sector. Prima Additive's solutions, thanks to their high productivity, innovative laser configuration, open parameters, and the ease with which it is possible to change the material, are an optimal and flexible solution for its needs.
At the Cologne trade fair, Prima Additive’s booth will be present in collaboration with 8853 S.p.A. which, through its 88dent division, is a customer and partner of Prima Additive and its machines used by dental technicians.
At the stand it will be possible to see the Print Sharp 150, a compact single laser Powder Bed Fusion additive solution. The system consists a cylindrical working volume of 150mm diameter and 160mm height, which proves to be a particularly suitable solution for the dental sector. This is also thanks to the possibility of being able to produce 180 items with a single print job lasting just over three hours.
The system has optimised gas flow for minimum nitrogen or argon consumption and material can be changed in less than two hours thanks to modular components. The Print Sharp 150 is equipped with a 300W single mode IR fibre laser source, which is air-cooled, so no external unit cooler is required.
A single line width of 0.1mm and a minimum layer thickness of 0.02mm can be achieved for high precision. A reliable and compact optical scanning system offers high processing speeds and various scanning strategies. Intuitive, intelligent control software allows rapid orientation of parts and defining of machine functions by the operator. With an easy-to-use process parameter management tool, operators can also change key print parameters, select the scanning strategy, and export machine-readable files. Prima Additive's 150 series is Industry 4.0 ready and allows the integration of monitoring sensors and connection through different standards for IoT functions.
88dent has a Prima Additive Print Genius 150 dual laser machine installed in its laboratory near Milan. Through a dedicated portal available on the 88dent.com website, customers can upload a file (or several files) of the dental prosthesis to be manufactured and with just a few clicks receive the semi-finished product within 48 hours.
(IDS, Hall 10.1, stand C041)