Introduction

Thank you for purchasing the NextDent 5100 3D Printer.

The NextDent 5100 Printer is a flexible and efficient projector-based 3D-printing system that produces high-fidelity parts from a broad range of biocompatible materials. The NextDent 5100 Printer uses a digital-projection light source and a special membrane-based resin tray that enables very high print speeds and new material chemistries that provide production-grade properties. It is intended to be used as a three-dimensional output device to create (or to communicate design intent of) durable, end-use parts. Parts produced can be used in all phases of design, from a concept build to functional testing and end-use parts. The NextDent 5100 Printer is the ideal printer for dental applications using NextDent resins: Surgical Guide, Crown & Bridge MFH, Ortho IBT, Denture 3D+, Ortho Rigid, Model 2.0, Tray, Gingiva Mask, Cast, and Try-In.

These parts are generated in the rapid prototyping (RP) environment under the control of the printer operators. The system must be run by dental technicians who are trained in proper usage of the printer and resins. All design and process considerations are compatible with an RP environment. The three-dimensional solid parts that are printed consist of different print materials that cure when exposed to 405 nm radiation. The operator pours print material, also called "resin," into the resin tray. Using a proprietary digital projector that 3D Systems has developed, a radiation pattern is cast onto the underside of the resin tray and through to the bottom of the resin. This radiation causes a phase change in the resin that converts it into a solid polymer, adhering to the print platform. After a layer has cured, the elevator moves the print platform up by one layer length and the radiation pattern for the next layer is projected. This process repeats, layer by layer, until the build file is complete. The print platform, along with the part, is removed from the printer and the part is cleaned and post-cured to provide a finished part.

This manual provides users with an understanding of features, system requirements, and operating procedures needed to create finished parts using the NextDent 5100 Printer.

Copyright and Corporate Identity

NextDent® is a registered trademark of 3D Systems.

Improvements

3D Systems may (but shall not be obligated to) make improvements to this document from time to time. However, the Licensed User acknowledges that at any time after the expiration of the date of issuance, 3D Systems may institute a periodic charge or fee payable by the Licensed User in return for ongoing receipt of improvements. It is the responsibility of the Licensed User to provide 3D Systems with current information as to its name and address. The Licensed User also undertakes to notify 3D Systems promptly in the event that it considers any of the data contained in this document to be incomplete or erroneous in any respect, in connection with the Licensed User’s particular or general use.

FCC Notice

United States

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If it is not installed and used in accordance with these instructions, it may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his/her own expense.

Canada

CAN ICES-3 (A)/NMB-3 (A)

European Union

CAUTION: This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment, this product can cause radio interference in which case the user could be required to take adequate measures.

 

Korea

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Changes or modifications to this equipment not approved by 3D Systems can void the authority of the user to operate this equipment.