Carbon has announced that it is further evolving its idea-to-production platform with the new M-Series 3D printers. The M3 and M3 Max are designed to leverage the next generation of digital light synthesis (DLS) printing technology and provide up to 2.5x throughput improvements for dental models compared to previous generations.
The M3 and M3 Max provide an advanced end-to-end idea-to-production platform when combined with the Carbon Design Engine and Carbon DLS materials. The M3 is designed for faster printing, a simpler print experience, and improved cross-build consistency. The M3 Max offers these same benefits as well as a true 4K light engine, enabling double the build area with the same pixel size and density. Both printers offer the same range of high-performance materials tailored for applications across dental and lab needs.
Phil DeSimone, chief product and business development officer, said, “Dental labs ranked Carbon’s printers as the most preferred and most reliable 3D printers used in dental labs today according to a 2021 NADL survey, and this next generation of printers — combined with a wide range of fully validated materials — allows labs to create high-quality dental products quicker and more efficiently than ever before. This will provide further time and money savings for our customers as they provide the consistently high-quality products that Carbon has become known for. This will further separate the forward-thinking labs using additive manufacturing on a daily basis.”
According to the company, a recent survey of US dental labs showed that Carbon 3D printers outperformed the competition in the areas such as being the most preferred printer, most reliable, the brand with the highest average daily print hours, and the highest Net Promoter Score (NPS) for large labs. Additionally, the survey found that three out of five dental labs now use 3D printers, with an additional 35% planning to offer 3D printed parts in the future.
The M3 printer is now available for order and shipping, and the M3 Max printer is available for order and is expected to ship in the H2 2022.