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March 8, 2024

SHINING 3D officially announced their latest dental 3D printer, the AccuFab-CEL.

SHINING 3D Dental's AccuFab-CEL 3D printer.

SHINING 3D has been making some major moves in the digital dentistry space - from intraoral scanners, face scanners and 3D printers.

Their latest printer looks quite good. A stand-out feature of the new AccuFab-CEL is the printer’s ability to detect and heat the cabin environment in real time. It continually checks the temp and humidity within the print enclosure, displaying readings on the touchscreen.

So, if it's too cold, the printer will heat the enclosure to the optimal temperature before printing starts. This feature seems to be a great way to avoid printing issues, as the printer is built to maintain optimal printing conditions, ensuring consistent and accurate prints. 

Another interesting feature of the new SHINING 3D printer is the ceramic platforms. They are the first dental 3D printer company to offer an alternative to the usual metal build platforms. The idea of this is the ceramic platforms are chemically inert and biocompatible, ensuring the safety and non-toxicity of prints for patient use. The company also says by using these ceramic platform it can also enhance overall print quality as well by reducing metal contamination (from the platform itself).

Will this be the next market trend? Ceramic platforms instead of metal? 

Another cool feature is the fact they offer two different sizes for the platforms - small and large. This has become somewhat of a trend in dental 3D printing. Allowing small platforms to be used for small print jobs and bigger (slower) platforms for higher volumes. You can read more about build platforms in our blog here.

Ceramic build platforms come in two sizes: small (70 × 70 × 180 mm) and large (192 × 120 × 180 mm).

The AccuFab-CEL also has a new six-core CPU mainboard and light panel, enabling much faster print times with a lightning-fast 5G Hz connection to maximize efficiency. 

We're talking printing: 

  • Orthodontic models in 14 minutes
  • Surgical guides in 20 minutes
  • Crown & bridges in 11 minutes
  • Implant models in 20 minutes
  • Dentures in 70 minutes for vertical printing
  • Splints in 45 minutes (angled printing)

Those are some pretty fast results and impressive for a lower cost printer.

Six-core CPU mainboard and light panel.

But is the printer accurate?

The company credits its faster printing times to its advanced "Collimated Programmable Lithography" technology to ensure printing precision and accuracy up to ±35 microns by providing an even light distribution. 

They’ve also put a lot of effort into ensuring this printer is quieter than its predecessors. Dental labs and clinics are chaotic enough, so they’re trying to create a more comfortable working environment without excessive noise.

We’re looking forward to seeing if this is true.

Other features include: 

  • A one-click platform lock - with only a toggle between 'On' or 'Off,' it's now more straightforward for clinicians insert or remove the build platform.

One-click platform lock.

  • Open system - there are currently 11 different resins from different companies available.
  • Built-in software - the AccuFab-CEL has SHINING 3D design modules, including CreSplint, CreIBT, AccuDesign, and CreTemp built into Accuware for a seamless process from start to finish.

So, that seems to be all the highlights of SHINING 3D’s AccuFab-CEL 3D printer. Pretty impressive. But what are your thoughts? 

Let us know in the comments below what you think about the latest 3D printer to join the market.

As always, keep an eye out for iDD’s future reviews on SHINING 3D’s latest 3D printer - the AccuFab-CEL.

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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