Lithoz goes dental.

Lithoz premieres its new CeraFab 7500 Dental 3D printer for use in dental medicine at the IDS Show in Cologne. WILD has co-engineered the device and has been contracted to produce it.

Optimised for dental applications. This “core competence” is the outstanding feature of the new CeraFab 7500 Dental, the latest 3D printer from Lithoz. In recent years the company has continuously improved its Lithography-based Ceramics Manufacturing (LCM) technology and now developed a novel device that can produce high-resolution, high-quality ceramic parts for dental medicine. Both the hardware and the software of the new printer have been optimised for dental applications, such as the manufacturing of crowns, implants, bridges and many more.

Lithoz opted for zirconia as material, which was specially adapted for dental applications. Though ceramics have been used in dental medicine for quite some time, they are still processed with conventional methods. The great advantage of parts made using additive manufacturing technology is that the latter now allows the creation of veneers with complex geometries with a minimum wall thickness of just 100 µm. A bespoke software guarantees easy and automated documentation of the reports required for the production of medical devices.

As a long-standing systems partner of Lithoz WILD was involved in the development of the CeraFab 7500 Dental, contributing its expertise in areas such as design and usability. Following transition into serial production this innovative 3D printer for dental applications will be manufactured in Carinthia.