Photocentric has been working closely with Ukrainian aligner experts, Usmih, to help them develop an innovative aligner manufacturing process that pushes the boundaries of what 3D can offer the dental industry. In collaboration with Photocentric, Usmih has established an efficient additive manufacturing process involving Photocentric LC Magna printers and Photocentric resins, as well as a conveyor belt solution allowing for rapid curing of aligner models.
As the inventor of LCD 3D printing, Photocentric has continued to enhance the technology used in their printers to drive aligner model manufacturing. A leading manufacturer of 3D printers and resin to the dental industry, Photocentric understands the need for consistency and speed of prints. It was this extensive knowledge, coupled with access to Photocentric’s Engineering and Chemistry teams, that made selecting Photocentric as a partner an easy one for Usmih.
Both Photocentric and Usmih are remaining tight lipped about how the improved aligner process will work, but both companies are very happy with the progress that has been made to date for the end-to-end solution. Usmih expects its process to be ready for full production by the start Q1 in 2022. Vadym Burukin, chief executive officer, Usmih, said, “In the very near future our production processes will be harmonised and built on the basis of equipment, resins and software from Photocentric. Innovation, passion and a desire for excellence are at the heart of our partnership. We expect great synergies from the cooperation of our engineering teams and are excited about the new process which will deliver.”
Usmih has significant expertise in 3D printing, materials science, and automation and has leveraged Photocentric’s considerable knowledge of mass manufacture to further help streamline and improve the scalability of its disruptive manufacturing process.
Sally Tipping, sales director, Photocentric stated that, “The production of clear aligners remains one of the fastest growing areas of 3D printing today, and together with Usmih we are working on transforming the efficiency and reliability of its in-house process, from start to finish. Usmih has been able to call upon our extensive expertise spanning hardware, materials and industry knowledge, to come up with a solution that has the potential to deliver compelling benefits to its already successful enterprise.”
Photocentric LC Magna is a tried and tested, high-performance 3D printer, allowing businesses to get products to market in hours, not days and months. Ideal for dental aligner manufacture, the versatile Magna features a quad processor for enhanced performance, optimised platform coating for improved printing and cleaning, and upgrades to the control system for superior reliability and accuracy. Magna allows Photocentric partners to deliver accurate end-use parts consistently, at scale and also rapidly, with new printing materials capable of increasing print speeds to 16mm per hour and beyond.
Resins for both UV 3D printing and daylight 3D printing purposes are also available from Photocentric. Photocentric has materials specially created for 3D printing of highly detailed and accurate dental models, enabling large-scale production at a competitive cost.
Photocentric is the inventor of LCD-based 3D printing, and an award-winning specialist resin and LCD printer manufacturer based in Cambridgeshire, UK and Arizona, USA.
Building on its vision of enabling custom mass manufacture with its innovative 3D printing technologies using LCD screens, Photocentric’s large format LCD printer range includes Liquid Crystal Magna, which delivers significant speed, volume, and cost savings to business around the world in a range of industries.
Photocentric is a patent holder in visible light curing technologies and specialises in photopolymerisation, manufacturing an innovative range of photopolymer resins compatible with any printer operating from 355nm to 460mm.
For more information, visit https://photocentricgroup.com/.
Usmih offers high-quality and affordable transparent dental aligners. It cooperates with doctors and clinics throughout Ukraine.
Its benefits include:
– Profitable and transparent pricing
– Quality aligners made from the best European materials
– An experienced team of technicians
– Guaranteed results (with free unscheduled aligners)
– Orders made in 3-5 days
– Support and consultation throughout the treatment process
For more information, please visit: https://www.usmih.com.ua/