May 14, 2014

3D printer company Stratasys today introduced two wax 3D printers available to the dental industry. The Stratasys CrownWorx and FrameWorx 3D Printers, claimed to be the highest precision wax 3D printers available, allow dental laboratories to produce wax-ups for crowns, bridges and denture frameworks.

Stratasys CrownWorx and FrameWorx 3D Printers use wax deposition modeling (WDM) technology, a jetting technology and wax-like materials to produce wax-ups with smooth surface finishes and minimize post-processing. According to Stratasys, the materials burn-out with no residue, material shrinkage, cracking or expansion.

Stratasys CrownWorx

Based on resolution, the CrownWorx 3D Printer is designed for creating crown, bridge, and coping wax-ups. CrownWorx uses WDM Technology to jet micro-drops of Stratasys' TrueCast material that builds dental wax-ups, layer-by-layer. The TrueCast material is a firm but flexible material that mimics real wax. It is 100 percent castable for any alloy.

  • Build size: 152.4 x 152.4 x 50.8 mm (6 x 6 x 2 in.)
  • Layer thickness: Horizontal build layers as fine as 50 microns
  • Size and weight: 558 x 495 x 419 mm (21.4 x 18 x 16 in.); 34 kg (75 lbs)

Stratasys FrameWorx

The FrameWorx 3D Printer has the same specification as the CrownWorx and is mainly used for creating partial denture wax-ups. The printer uses WDM Technology to jet micro-drops of TrueCast material onto the build tray to create a denture wax-up layer-by-layer. Then TrueSupport material is quickly sprayed around the casting material to form a support structure. TrueSupport is a true wax-blend material that is automatically generated to protect a wax-up during printing. This enhancement increases production speed for partial denture wax-ups because they require more support material than crowns and bridges. After printing, TrueSupport is dissolved, leaving behind smooth and detailed wax-ups.

TrueCast material burns away clean for perfect final products.

"These wax 3D printers and new materials are an ideal fit for small labs interested in upgrading dental casting technology," says Stratasys Director of Global Dental, Avi Cohen. "We believe dental labs adopting these 3D printers will benefit from the automated and digitized workflows, enabling them to cut costs while producing more restorations. These systems complement our broad system portfolio, which includes large dental 3D printers."

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MUNISH KUMAR MIDHA wrote at 1/7/2019 2:51:26 PM:

Please forward me details and cost of the wax 3d printer at

faranak wrote at 12/8/2014 7:14:19 PM:

What is the price for Crownworks and Frameworks? I didn't find it and cost of materials?

alvaro wrote at 5/15/2014 1:08:00 AM:

that's amazing ! it's possible combine minerals and biomaterials to print dental implants

612io wrote at 5/14/2014 10:05:44 PM:

In short: Rebadged and remarketed Solidscape-printers? Surprises me actually the more jewelry oriented Solidscape MAX2 is still sold under the Solidscape moniker.

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