UNIZ, a manufacturer of desktop LCD 3D printers, has started shipping its new NBEE resin 3D printer.
Announced earlier this year, the NBEE is designed to combine speed, quality and user-friendliness in order to meet the high-volume production needs of dental professionals. The system is suitable for a wide variety of applications such as aligner models, denture bases, night guards, surgical guides, crowns, bridges, etc.
With a build volume of 192 x 120 x 180mm and a maximum print speed of 280mm / hr, the NBEE is also UNIZ’s fastest 3D printer to date. Designed with throughput in mind, the machine can 3D print a full plate of 26 standing models in 25 minutes.
UNIZ announced: âThe NBEE has all the features essential to make extraordinary progress in the dental market. The system offers oral and dental specialists unfathomable precision, efficient workflow and easy adaptation in digital dentistry.
Streamline dental 3D printing with UNIZ
Based in San Diego, UNIZ is known for its broad portfolio of professional grade LCD 3D printers. Although its 3D printing systems are designed to be versatile with over 40 patents backing them, the company has recently focused on targeting the dental industry.
To complete its 3D printers, UNIZ also offers a range of dental resins listed by the FDA. This includes zDENTAL C&B for crowns and bridges, zDENTAL IDB for indirect bonding gutters. and zSG Amber material for surgical guides and brackets.
Naturally, UNIZ has also developed its own slicing software specially designed for dental 3D printing. The new UNIZ Dental slicer, like the NBEE, is built for speed. According to the company, it can slice and register a full plaque of 26 dental models in just 12 seconds. The slicer also includes text embossing, scan repair functionality, model division, automated model layout and hole generation functionality.
The NBEE high speed 3D printer
UNIZ has really doubled its productivity with the NBEE 3D printer, but that certainly doesn’t mean the system is cutting corners on quality. It comes with the company’s high-uniformity collimate light engine, which provides users with light uniformity of up to 95% and XY resolution of 49.8 microns for excellent feature detail no matter what. or the distribution of parts on the build plate.
Just like some of UNIZ’s high-end 3D printers, the NBEE is also able to actively control the temperature of the resin. In addition to keeping the resin in the tank at an optimum viscosity for 3D printing, the active air conditioning system also keeps the operating temperature of the machine itself below 40 Â° C. UNIZ claims that this can extend the life of the LCD screen to at least 5,000 hours.
In addition, the resin tank of the machine is also equipped with the new stereo composite film from UNIZ, which is said to be stronger and more durable than the previous design. According to the firm, each piece of film will be able to withstand up to 55 liters of resin before needing to be replaced. The result is more 3D printing and less 3D printer maintenance.
On the electronics side, the NBEE sports a new closed-loop motor control server for high-precision peeling, Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity, and a 7-inch touchscreen for easy user control. .
Technical specifications and prices
Below are the technical specifications of the NBEE 3D printer. Readers interested in purchasing the system can contact UNIZ at [emailÂ protected] for a quote. Shipments are expected to begin by the end of January 2022.
|XY resolution||49.8 microns|
|Z resolution||10 – 200 microns|
|Printing speed||Up to 280 mm / h|
|Connectivity||USB stick, Wi-Fi, Ethernet|
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The image shown shows the NBEE dental 3D printer. Photo via UNIZ.