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February 23, 2024

I’ve just returned from the SprintRay VISION Summit 2024 in Chicago, where the company announced many exciting things. 

Since 2014, SprintRay has been one of the most innovative 3D printing companies. They’ve really pushed a lot of workflows and material science forward.

They’ve developed an entire ecosystem that allows you to print practically anything and complete the entire workflow using SprintRay products - amassing an impressive portfolio of products.

So, without further ado, here are all of SprintRay’s new releases as announced at their 2024 VISION Summit. 

SprintRay NanoCure - New Curing Unit

First up is SprintRay’s new curing unit - the NanoCure. This thing is absolutely tiny, as the name would suggest, compared to their previous curing unit. The smaller size will help clinics strapped for space fit in all the gear needed for 3D printing.

It can cure up to four 3D-printed dental models in around two minutes using dual-wavelength LEDs and advanced thermal management. Interestingly, their resin formulations remove the need for nitrogen. 

The thermal regulation system uses a silent fan and atmospheric air to keep the curing chamber at the proper temperature while remaining silent when it's working.

The NanoCure also features an onboard heater and cloud-connected preheating, so you don’t have to worry about waiting for it to warm up so you can start curing.

It’s about 50% smaller than their other curing units and could easily fit on pretty much any dental clinic or lab bench. It seems to have a pretty intuitive interface and, of course, works within the rest of the SprintRay ecosystem.

Here are some key curing time stats for the SprintRay NanoCure: 

  • Night Guards: 4 mins
  • Surgical Guides: 4 mins
  • Dental Models: 2 mins
  • Crown and Bridge: 3 min
  • Veneers: 3 min
  • Hybrid Dentures (full arch prosthetics): 5 min
  • IDB Trays: 2 mins
  • Dentures: 15 min

The company says it carries out surface curing at 365nm first and then volumetric curing at 385 nm + using heat. All super fast.

I think the NanoCure is exciting and pretty different from anything we’ve seen so far - I can’t wait to try it out.

SprintRay NightGuard Flex 2 and
NightGuard Firm 2 Resin for Splints

SprintRay also released their new NightGuard Flex 2, which they say is more flexible and durable, and comes in three colours - simply clear, midnight purple and ocean blue. Just purely for personal preference. 

SprintRay NightGuard Flex 2 is highly resistant to fracture and polishes to a high level of transparency that the company says will wow patients. It also becomes more pliable at body temperature. So it should be comfortable in the mouth.

SprintRay NightGuard Firm 2 is the company’s material for rigid occlusal guards. It can hold up to heavy grinding and clenching. It only comes in the Midnight Purple color at this time.

They will still be selling the original Nightguard Flex for anyone who prefers it, but they have improved upon the original significantly so be sure to test it out.

SprintRay New Apex Denture Resins Base and Teeth 2024 Chicago Midwinter Meeting

SprintRay Apex Base and Apex Teeth Resin for Dentures

The other resins they released are Apex Base and Apex Teeth for Dentures.

Both materials utilize NanoFusion technology, and both the Apex Base and Apex Teeth are available in four shades - Bleach, B1, A1 and A2.

You can view more information on the new SprintRay denture resins here.

SprintRay also released new optical polish resin trays, which are similar to Asiga’s Ultra Gloss. It creates shiny surfaces and is recommended to be used for splints.

SprintRay has been releasing things like crazy at the moment, and their VISION Summit really highlighted just how innovative this company has become in the 3D printing game. 

They also hinted that they would be releasing a sports guard resin and an improved model resin, so keep your eyes on our blog to see when these are released.

What are your thoughts on SprintRay? Leave a comment below.

About the author 

Dr Ahmad Al-Hassiny

Dr Ahmad is a global leader in digital dentistry and intraoral scanners, carrying out lectures as a KOL for many companies and industry. He is one of the few in the world who owns and has tested all mainstream scanners and CAD/CAM systems in his clinic. Dr Ahmad Al-Hassiny is a full-time private dentist in New Zealand and the Director of The Institute of Digital Dentistry (iDD), a world-leading digital dentistry education provider. iDD offers live courses, masterclasses, and an online training platform, with a mission to ensure dentists globally have easy and affordable access to the best digital dentistry training possible.

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