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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kms8233

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I suppose we don't, but there's nothing special about our lab other than our excitement for digital technology. I see no reason why we would be particularly better service than any other lab.
Thanks for sharing your story. I'm trying to move on to digital dentures. I see you use Asiga max printer but what other equipments and product models do you use to fabricate dentures digitally? for example; 3d scanner, cadcam software, wash and cure unit and etc
 
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I know I spoke with someone whom was printing soft tissue with success but cannot remember whom. He had also spoke about shining the models with a spray. So I have a scan for implant, if some could outline the steps as to how you can complete without a model I would greatly appreciate.
Dr. used a Straumann flag and I have upper and lower scan and bite. I don't have a separate tissue scan. Dr. wants it to hold shimstock in CO...thanks in advance!
I will search You tube tonight to see if I can find any help before I log on again Wed.
 
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grantoz

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i know asiga can print soft tissue it comes down to your software also has just released a software upgrade that makes it print 30% faster.
 
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