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FabPro now with Dental Biocompatible materials


Digital Light Printing (DLP) technology uses a projector to image each layer within a photopolymer-based dental material for easy and precise printing, with the ability to build several smaller parts on a single platform for increased productivity. 3D Sprint™ software for print preparation and management provides an easy user interface, and changing materials and post-processing is easy with comprehensive solutions.FabPro 1000 Dental Models

  • Certified and Biocompatible Materials

    3D Systems is optimizing the recently announced FabPro 1000 desktop printer for compatibility with selected NextDent biocompatible materials for specific dental applications, starting with surgical guides and orthodontic and denture models.

  • Start to Finish Workflow

    The FabPro 1000 can be combined with other 3D Systems dental solution components to create a comprehensive and trusted workflow. This includes the NextDent LC-3DMixer for optimal stirring of materials, and the NextDent LC-3DPrint Box for UV post-curing.

    LC-3DPrint Box Mixer for the Fabpro 1000

    3D Systems NextDent Ortho Rigid Material

  • Lower Costs, Delivered

    Engineered for material efficiency and repeatability, the FabPro 1000 makes digital dentistry more accessible and affordable than ever before. And it’s simple to use—from set-up to material loading, post-processing, cleaning and maintenance—making it a perfect entry-level benchtop solution.

Dental Labs future with NextDent and 3D Systems


Interview: 3D Systems to redefine digital dentistry with NextDent 5100

"I fundamentally believe it starts with the materials - use case by use case, once you have the materials, hardware and software workflow, we can switch to digital" - Vyomesh Joshi, 3D Systems' CEO.

by  Feb 2018


CDG in pole position at Develop3D Live


CDG are at the Develop3D Live Show at Warwick University on Tuesday 20th March. See the award winning ProJet 2500, plus the latest Omni, Intamsys and Zmorph 3D printers. You can't miss us!

Develop3D Live 2018

3DXpert for SolidWorks


Market leading 3D printer manufacturer 3D Systems has announced the launch of 3DXpert for SolidWorks, a 3D print preparation software package that optimises 3D designs for additive manufacturing. 3DXpert is available exclusively to SOLIDWORKS customers as part of their annual subscription. The upgraded 3DXpert software includes a new range of tools to create a direct path from SOLIDWORKS designs to both metal and plastic additive manufacturing.

3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS workflow. Image via 3D Systems.
3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS workflow. Image via 3D Systems.

Helping designers fulfill technological potential

Despite the importance of more of the workforce reorienting their existing skills in light of the growth of additive manufacturing, 3D Systems suggests that the difficulty of this is preventing some designers taking full advantage of 3D printing technologies.

With the new 3DXpert software, SOLIDWORKS users will have the design freedom to deliver complex geometries, light-weight parts without compromising strength, and to apply surface textures that deliver functional or aesthetic benefits.

“We’ve seen a tremendous increase in the adoption of additive manufacturing,” said Gian Paolo Bassi, SOLIDWORKS CEO. “As a result, we collaborated with 3D Systems to provide SOLIDWORKS users with the tools to help them design specifically for additive manufacturing, which requires a different set of operations and rules than more traditional, subtractive manufacturing.”

The key features of 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS

As part of the design workflow in 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS, designers can import native CAD data without the need to convert it to STL, and maintain the integrity of the original design until 3D printing it.

Another important feature is the ability to optimize the object structure. This can be done through freely altering lattice structures or infill designs, modifying surface texture, and implementing automatic adjustments based on 3DXpert’s FEA linear-stress analysis.

Similarly, support structures can be designed to simultaneously deliver quality prints and save material by minimizing supports. In 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS, automatic analysis inserts supports where they are needed, but these can also be tilted, scaled, or reconfigured to facilitate their removal.

Support structures can be edited freely to suit each 3D print job. Image via 3D Systems.
Support structures can be edited freely to suit each 3D print job. Image via 3D Systems.

Preparation time well spent

Finally, print preparation time is streamlined with automatic features such as tray setup, estimations of material usage, and calculations of build time.

Hybrid CAD tools, automatic best fit options, build plate positioning, and multiple format export options also ensure minimal divergence from the CAD design and the 3D printed result. 3D Systems CEO Vyomesh Joshi commented that:

“This collaboration enables SOLIDWORKS users to create more shapes, more ways, and accelerate product development cycles while lowering costs.”

“We are offering designers a true competitive advantage while re-defining the design and manufacturing process,” Joshi added. 

Carbon-filled Nylon filament


CDG are stocking the new super strong Carbon-filled Nylon filament. But even bigger news is that it is now certified for use on the Omni Factory 2.0 large-format Production filament 3D printer. This is a major development in for companies requiring optimum mechanical performance for 3D printed parts. The Omni enables batch production and XL part printing.

Krzysztof Kardach, Principal 3D Printing Technologist at OMNI3D, comments, “CF-PA-12 is a polyamide 12 (PA 12) based composite, reinforced with carbon fibers. It has exceptional durability as well as high stiffness and tensile strength. The last feature is especially worth noting, because carbon fibre has over 2.5 times more strength than the popular ABS-42.”

Carbon-filled Nylon specification:-

  • Tensile Strength is 105 MPa
  • Heat Distortion Temperature is 160 degrees C

Carbon-filled Nylon filament

Please ask for a free sample.

Call: 01420 88645


Shining launch Discovery & Prime 3D Scanner Plug-Ins


SHINING 3D presents two exciting new accessories for it's EinScan 3D scanners...

The EinScan Discovery Pack and HD Prime Pack upgrade SHINING’s existing hardware with color and further detail, contributing the company’s complete 3D scan to CAD solution.

Oscar Meza, SHINING 3D’s V.P. of Global Sales comments, “We successfully launched EinScan-Pro+, the multifunctional handheld 3D scanner and EinScan SE&SP desktop 3D scanners last year, which offer our customers more choices to meet their most varied demands.”

Discovery Plug-In for Full Colour 3D scans

The EinScan Discovery is a tripod 3D scanner based on the EinScan-SE (Elite) and EinScan-SP models.

Hardware of the new EinScan Discovery Pack. Image via SHINING 3D
Hardware of the new EinScan Discovery Pack. Image via SHINING 3D

In addition to a 3D surface, the Discover is capable of capturing color by using an Ultra-FineTM Hardware ISP video processing engine.

At a rate of up to 3.0 megapixel per operation, color texture is captured at 12.0 megapixels – similar values as a digital camera. To help with the process, the 3D scanner also has a built-in 24-bit true-color display.

SHINING recommends the Discovery pack for customers creating “virtual reality, online shopping (eCommerce) virtual display, online museum, 3D exhibition and more.”

Color capture with the EinScan Discovery Pack. Image via SHINING 3D
Colour capture with the EinScan Discovery Pack. Image via SHINING 3D

Prime Plug-In for Rapid Scanning in HD Mode

The handheld EinScan HD Prime has two modes – one for rapid 3D scanning, the other for capturing finer “high definition” details.

Essentially a souped-up EinScan-Pro+ the HD Prime’s Rapid Scan improves the speed of its predecessor by 30%. This mode is perfect for quick capture of objects that will later be refined in 3D design software.

Captured data is smooth, and small details are skipped in favour of the overall shape of an object.

Demonstration of the two possible EinScan HD Prime modes. Image via SHINING 3D
Demonstration of the two possible EinScan HD Prime modes. Image via SHINING 3D

HD mode, by comparison, picks out an object’s details, ideally working indoors. According to SHINING the HD Prime is ideal for applications such as “Reverse Designing, Cultural Heritage Preservation, Archiving [and] Restoration.”

Installed with SHINING’s latest 3D scanning software update, the Prime is also capable of capturing a object without the need for using stick-on light markers, make the process less labor intensive.

The HD Prime operates at a rate of 10 frames per second and, like the EinScan Discovery the distance between scanned point data is typically 0.09-0.12 mm.

EinScan HD Prime handheld 3D scanner. Image via SHINING 3D

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