Desktop Health Launches Einstein Pro XL 3D Printer

The Einstein Pro XL is a DLP-based polymer printing system that uses a 4K ultra high-definition projector to deliver printing of 45 micron in X and Y across a large build area .

The Einstein Pro XL is a DLP-based polymer printing system that uses a 4K ultra high-definition projector to deliver printing of 45 micron in X and Y across a large build area .

Einstein Pro XL. Image courtesy of Business Wire.

Desktop Health, the production-grade medical 3D printing brand of Desktop Metal, announces global availability of the Einstein Pro XL, a high-accuracy, high-throughput 3D printerfor dental labs, orthodontists and other medical device manufacturers.

The Einstein Pro XL is a DLP-based polymer printing system that uses a 4K ultra high-definition projector to deliver printing of 45 micron in X and Y across a large build area of 9.8x5.5x6.5 in (249.1x140.1x165.1 mm). This high-speed printer features Hyperprint technology that turbocharges print times with strategically applied heat and a closed-loop sensing system, in addition to other enhancements, the company reports.

The Einstein Pro XL retails for $39,999, without a long-term lease commitment. This new model joins the entry-level Einstein desktop printer, which launched in 2022, as a set of printers for dental and medical professionals.

“The Einstein Pro XL stands alone as a premium, production-grade DLP system in the sub-$40,000 dental lab market,” says Ric Fulop, founder and CEO of Desktop Metal. “Built on a trusted DLP architecture, the Einstein Pro XL is loaded with upgrades that make it an ROI powerhouse for productivity-oriented labs serving the most demanding dental professionals and patients.

“While Einstein Pro XL can 3D print a wide range of resins for dental models and other devices such as bite guards, it’s the only large-volume printer on the market capable of printing our popular and proprietary Flexcera material for exceptionally strong temporary and permanent restorations,” Fulop adds.

The Einstein Pro XL is a high-volume printer qualified to 3D print Flexcera Smile Ultra+, an FDA 510(k) cleared material for permanent dental restorations. Monolithic dentures can be 3D printed in one piece and finished traditionally. Image courtesy of Business Wire.

A Workhorse

The Einstein Pro XL has been tested in hundreds of hours of printing internally and externally with users worldwide. While final throughput may vary based on specific case sizes, testing of multiple Einstein Pro XL systems across multiple builds demonstrates the productivity of the system:

Dental and Orthodontic Model Print Times

  • 30 full arch models in 68 minutes
  • 46 crown & bridge models in 61 minutes

Prosthetics and Appliances Print Times

  • 52 night guards in 186 minutes
  • 14 monolithic dentures in 79 minutes
  • 18 denture bases in 130 minutes
  • 15 full arch denture teeth in 35 minutes
  • 330 temporaries or crowns in 32 minutes

Premium Materials

The Einstein Pro XL is qualified to 3D print Desktop Health’s popular dental materials.

The full family of Flexcera materials—including Flexcera Base, Flexcera Smile and Flexcera Smile Ultra+2—is qualified on the Einstein Pro XL to print temporary and permanent restorations. An FDA 510(k) cleared Class II material, Flexcera Smile Ultra+ prints temporary and permanent dental restorations, including veneers, crowns, bridges and dentures.

Model materials, such as E-Model Light and Model Z for speed, can produce accurate full-arch models quickly for the final creation of thermoformed orthodontic aligners or fitting of crowns, bridges and more.

SmileGuard for bite splints, night guards and mouth guards, as well as E-Tray are also qualified for use on the Einstein Pro XL. E-Guard and E-Guide, already approved for use on the Einstein desktop printer, are expected to be qualified on the Einstein Pro XL by the end of June.

The Einstein Pro XL is a DLP printing system, a form of 3D printing photopolymers that originated in 2002 with the EnvisionTEC Perfactory series, the base platform for the Einstein Pro XL.

DLP harnesses the power of a high-definition projector to rapidly flash and cure one layer of resin at a time using a theater-quality DLP chip. 

The Einstein Pro XL features a 4K UHD projector powered by an industrial DLP chip below the print vat. Dual linear slides for the moving build plate ensure a high accuracy print across the entire print bed by maintaining a parallel build environment. Depending on the material being processed, layer thicknesses down to 25 micron can be achieved. Custom optics and NanoFit 385, a custom wavelength for curing, are just some of the upgrades offered in this new system. Desktop Metal acquired EnvisionTEC and its DLP technology in 2021.

To learn more about 3D printing with DLP technology on the Einstein Pro XL, click here. 

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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