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3D Systems (DDD) Strengthens Dental Portfolio With New Launches

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3D Systems (DDD - Free Report) recently expanded its industry-leading digital dentistry portfolio with the launch of NextDent Base and NextDent Cast materials and NextDent LCD1 3D printer.

3D Systems’ NextDent Base is a 3D print resin designed for the manufacturing of 3D printed denture bases. Suitable for printing of removable denture bases, it features excellent mechanical properties like that of high break resistance and robust printability. To match a variety of aesthetics, the product will be available for ordering in four colors in late 2023. It intends to provide patients with long-lasting and impact-resistant dentures.

Another new addition to DDD’s dental portfolio, NextDent Cast, is an improved easy burn out 3D printing material, that is residue-free and suited for all kinds of purposes like a support structure, frame or orthodontic devices. It offers higher elongation, improved combustion and printability resulting in enhanced stability. Currently available for immediate ordering, the material produces parts in blue color and is packed in 1 kg containers. It aims to offer a castable part to the clients that is stable and strong.


Next, 3D Systems’ NextDent LCD1 is a small-sized, easy-to-use 3D dental printer which uses LCD technology to deliver high-quality results. It features auto-calibration to deliver parts with a very smooth surface finish, three times faster than is possible with stereolithography printers. It can address a breadth of application needs resulting in unparalleled accuracy, repeatability, productivity and total cost of operation.

Based on the company’s Figure 4 3D printing technology, the NextDent LCD1 printer is ideal for use in small office environments where the production volumes are less demanding. 3D Systems’ NextDent LCD1 is available for immediate ordering. The new printer aims to bring 3D printing into office for clinicians improving efficiency and enhancing patient experience.

The company will be presenting its full digital dentistry portfolio, including the above launches, at IDS 2023 event between Mar 14 and Mar 18 in Cologne, Germany.

3D Systems is anticipating material science to be a key driver in the transition to 3D production. It is investing large sums in material innovation across its portfolio to capitalize on this trend.

Going forward, 3D Systems expects its portfolio of innovative products to drive more than 30% organic growth over the next couple of years, thereby enhancing its margins and earnings.

Recently, DDD’s wholly owned, independently operated subsidiary, Oqton, entered into a technical and commercial software development agreement with Baker Hughes (BKR - Free Report) , one of the world’s largest oilfield service providers based in Houston, TX, to create an industrial digital ecosystem.

Per the agreement, the two companies will combine the expertise in engineering and manufacturing skills to transform the way products are brought to the market in highly regulated industries like energy, aerospace and healthcare. Baker Hughes intends to integrate Oqton’s Manufacturing Operating System into its proprietary applications creating an enhanced additive manufacturing platform that will accelerate innovation in energy sector.

Last month, the company unveiled ProJet MultiJet Printing (MJP) 2500W Plus, a 100% wax jewelry patterns 3D printer that delivers durable, high-quality jewelry patterns for reliable performance and results throughout existing lost-wax casting processes and equipment.

The 3D Systems’ ProJet MJP 2500W Plus enables high-volume production or rapid single-lane printing of pure wax casting patterns at fast print speeds to improve the casting room efficiency by decreasing the time, costs and geometric limitations of tooling. With a large build volume capacity and 24/7 operation, the high productivity of this affordable 3D printer implies fast amortization and a high return on investment.

Zacks Rank & Key Picks

Currently, 3D Systems and Baker Hughes carry a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Shares of DDD and BKR have plunged 25% and 23.9%, respectively, in the past year.

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