We've already seen how 3D printers are revolutionizing dentistry, but the technology is still out of reach for many smaller clinics. Stratasys is hoping to remedy that with a new 3D printer built just for orthodontic labs.
Say hell to the Stratasys Objet30 OrthoDesk, a 3D printer that combines "a small desktop footprint that's easy to use and maintain with the accuracy and versatility of a high-end rapid prototyping machine."
So why is Stratasys getting into dentistry such a big deal? It's not so much the dentistry, but the fact that the company was able to shrink a high-end 3D printer into a desktop size without sacrificing its accuracy. Hopefully this means Stratasys will make a high accuracy desktop 3D printer available to other industries soon.