Singapore-based dental 3D printing solutions provider Structo debuted the Structo Velox desktop 3D printer at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting 2018.

The Velox comes with integrated autonomous post-processing features that allow dental professionals to go from designed appliance to printed part at the push of a button.

The Velox system comprises 3 stages—print, wash, and cure—on a rotating carousel, fitting all these functions into one single low-footprint automated system. The Velox further features Structo’s new pre-processing service called AutoPrint, a cloud service to which the user simply uploads an STL file, after which the nesting, supporting, and slicing are taken care of—and the printer can start automatically without requiring any further user intervention.

The Velox employs a single-use cartridge-based system. With its range of materials available, the Velox is capable of printing everything from models and surgical guides to denture bases and temporaries, allowing it to be used for nearly all dental applications, from orthodontics to prosthetics, and from temporary restorations to fully guided implant cases.