Big news from one of 3D printing’s up-and-comer companies today - Ackuretta have just announced the CURIE Plus - their latest biocompatible UV Curing Unit.
It will be a part of their 3D printing ecosystem, which means you can now easily slice, print, wash, and cure with the entirety of Ackuretta’s product line.
The company just had a launch event for the CURIE Plus, so we thought we’d break down everything you need to know.
But first, what exactly is the CURIE Plus?
What is the CURIE Plus?
The CURIE Plus is a UV curing unit, with an expanded curing space that can cure up to eight full arches simultaneously. One of the common comments about the previous unit was that it was too small. It is nice to see the company take this feedback on board.
The CURIE Plus features a pre-programmed library of curing parameters with online updates, ensuring optimal performance and print quality, and is validated with a number of dental resins.
The CURIE Plus also has a touch screen that’s been designed to simplify a range of dental workflows and allows for the monitoring of curing parameters. The CURIE Plus fits into Ackuretta’s printing ecosystem, meaning it can be easily integrated with the popular SOL printer.
Improved User Interface and Workflow Streamlining
When designing the CURIE Plus, it seems that Ackuretta has put a lot of effort into building upon the success of the original (and very popular) CURIE machine and has prioritized the user experience.
For example, the CURIE Plus features an automatic one-click door lock mechanism that ensures UV light leakage prevention and minimizes interruptions.
Extensive Resin Compatibility
CURIE Plus retains Ackuretta's signature open resin system, giving you access to over 150 validated resin options.
This includes Class IIa biocompatible 3D printing resins. Ackuretta will also provide automatic resin library updates using the internet whenever a new resin is validated, which is a pretty cool additional perk.
Enhanced Size and Efficiency
CURIE Plus offers broad UV wavelength coverage and 360° light distribution which means you don’t have to manually flip prints anymore. The expanded chamber space allows for the simultaneous curing of up to 8 full arches.
Expanded chamber space means faster turnaround time and greater output for both clinics and labs - great if you’ve got lots of cases or clients to print for.
The CURIE Plus automatically detects the applications printed on SOL, so you can simply select your print and start curing.
This will obviously make the workflow much more seamless and reduce errors, in theory meaning you could improve productivity as well.
The CURIE Plus is compatible with various nitrogen sources.
Unfortunately, the company had to postpone the launch of their NFinity product which enabled nitrogen generation from the air. This was a significant benefit as alternatively clinics have to consider getting a nitrogen tank into the practice (often not the easiest to source, and controlled). There is no word when this will be released.
Nitrogen compatibility is important these days as more and more people are thinking seriously about biocompatibility of printed resins, especially for appliances that will be used in the mouth.
That's all the information from their launch event.
The company is selling this unit for 2499 USD as advertised on their website. What are your thoughts on this new curing oven? Let us know in the comments below.