Got an email re: Asiga or nextdent.

Hourglass716

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3Shape is relatively open. I can bring in STL files from any scanner. Cerec is opening up big-time too. Their latest IOS (Primescan) and software is completely open. Digital impressions, models, and even restorations can be sent to ANY lab, no charge.
Actually you can only get STLs out of Primescan. Color and shade matching is still proprietary to Cerec software.
 
harmonylab

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Tell you a sad story…
We were considering the Asiga not long ago and whip mix offered to print some models for us so we could get a comparison. Two weeks after we sent the file still no models - sigh.
someone did follow up to see what we thought of the printer… To which I responded “I wouldn’t know you never sent me the model so I could do the comparison”

They were very responsive at that point, but I simply said “any Time I’m considering a new technology price is the last thing I look at. First is the utility of the piece of equipment within the workflows I want to create. Second is the complexity of using and maintaining the device, because scalability is important and training and maintenance can affect that. Third is the level of responsiveness and support from the person I’m purchasing it from, because I’m not yet an expert in the new technology, I need other experts to guide me while I’m becoming one. Fourth is price.”
I couldn't get a test print from them either. got in to a long argument about why the models designed with our settings were unsuitable to be printed. smh.
 
PCDL

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Does anyone know what the build speed is on the asiga and nextdent printers in mm/hr for comparison??
 
sidesh0wb0b

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Does anyone know what the build speed is on the asiga and nextdent printers in mm/hr for comparison??
i heard the nextdent wasnt great.
and since the price is right on those phrozen and photon and others....it might be well worth having 3-4 in a line ready to crank out prints.
 
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