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Dental & Industrial 3D Printer Microlay Versus 385 4Kforget the bottleneck in your 3D printing production


A 3D Printer for industrial needs

“The Microlay Versus 385 4K is meticulously designed for dental labs, catering to those with a high-volume digital workflow demand.”

4K UV 385nm LED Light Engine with internal radiometer (yes, it is a DLP, not a LCD printer)

To ensure top-tier print quality, delivering the right UV energy dose to every layer is crucial. Many competing printers with LED DLP engines fall short, leading to uneven surfaces and print artifacts. Moreover, the intensity of their LEDs diminishes after just a few hours, necessitating frequent adjustments to material profiles.

The Microlay Versus 385 4K stands out with its built-in radiometer. This feature auto-calibrates the energy dose before every print, ensuring consistent accuracy not only throughout a single print but also over its impressive 50,000-hour lifespan.

Flexible Material Choices for Premium Dental Resins

Harnessing a 385 nm UV light source, the Microlay Versus 385 4K Dental 3D Printer ensures seamless compatibility with top-tier dental resins available in the market, even accommodating challenging white and clear resins that other 405nm light engines or LCD printers struggle with. Enjoy the freedom to select your preferred material without constraints.

High-Resolution 3D Printing with Precision

Leveraging its advanced Solid State light engine and 4K DLP engine (3840×2160 px, pixel-shifting technology, the Microlay Versus 385 4K 3D Printer delivers prints at an unparalleled 65-micron resolution on the horizontal XY plane.

Experience unmatched detail and dependability. The smooth, exquisite surface finish is testament to its superior printing capability.

Engineered for Consistent Performance

In critical sectors like dental and scientific research, precision is just the starting point. Consistency and repeatability are paramount. While many 3D printers on the market can deliver satisfactory results, they often falter when it comes to producing those results consistently. Factors like print orientation, tray location, support generation, ambient temperature, and notably, challenges from subpar optical modules or inferior mechanical design can impede success. Choose Microlay Versus 385 4K Dental 3D Printer, designed to overcome these challenges and ensure repeatable excellence.

Seamless Wi-Fi Connectivity for Efficient Dental Workflows

Understanding the need for efficiency and convenience in dental labs and clinics, Microlay introduces seamless Wi-Fi connectivity in the Versus 385 4K and all our printer models. These devices double as printing servers, equipped with a user-friendly web interface, enabling complete monitoring and control via PC, tablet, or smartphone, regardless of your location.

Streamline your workflow by remotely sending files from any computer with CAD/CAM software using local Wi-Fi. Plus, benefit from immediate remote assistance with the integrated TeamViewer app.

7″ Touchscreen control
Replaceable dust filters for dusty environements
Internal radiometer
USB Flash Drive
Monitoring camera 720p
Light engine DLP LED UV 385nm 4K (Pixel Shifting)
Resin volume 590 cm3
Resin control temperature using hot air convection
Printing Area: 250x140mm

Surgical Guide

Print surgical guides from your clinic.

Temporary Crowns and Bridges

Some resins such as Detax Freeprint Temp or Nextdent C&B allow you to print temporary biocompatible bridges and crowns that can be left in the mouth for up to a month and can even be color matched.

Study Model, Gueller Model

Print up to 8 models at once. Microlay Versus 385 4K is compatible with a large number of resins including the NextDent, Dreve, Pro3dure or Detax ranges.

Denture Base

Print digital dentures in minutes with the Microlay Versus 385 4K, forget complicated processes, just design and print.

Bite Splint

No more thermoforming, just scan, design and print.
Compatible materials
wdt_ID Feature Value
1 Dimensions 475x507x840 mm
2 Weight 80kg
3 Voltage 110-220V
4 Power 500W
5 Printing Volume 250x140x185mm
6 Horizontal resolution (X-Y) 65 µm
7 Layer height 50-100 µm
8 Max printing speed 40mm/hour

Why DLP is better than LCD for dental applications?

The dental industry has experienced a transformative shift with the advent of 3D printing technology. From creating dental implants to orthodontic devices, 3D printing has revolutionized dental procedures, offering precision, speed, and cost-effectiveness. Among the various 3D printing technologies available, Digital Light Processing (DLP) and Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) have emerged as prominent contenders. However, when it comes to dental applications, DLP technology has proven to be superior in several aspects. This article delves into the reasons behind the preference for DLP over LCD in dental 3D printing.

Criteria DLP LCD
Precision and Accuracy DLP printers utilize a digital micromirror device (DMD) that reflects light to cure the resin. Unlike LCD screens, DLP projectors can focus directly onto the resin, allowing for greater printing precision. Each micro-mirror can be controlled individually, resulting in a more detailed and smoother print, essential for dental applications where minute details can affect the fit and function of dental devices. Although modern LCD screens have a smaller pixel size than DLP projectors, they face challenges in terms of precision. One of the main limitations is their inability to apply the same energy to each pixel. Additionally, the pixel in an LCD screen is located hundreds of microns below the resin, which can affect the precision of the print. While they can produce decent results, these factors can lead to less accurate prints, especially when dealing with intricate dental structures.
Speed of Printing One of the standout features of DLP printers is their ability to cure an entire layer of resin in a single flash of light. This means that regardless of the size or complexity of the model, the print time for each layer remains consistent. This is particularly beneficial in a dental setting where time is often of the essence. LCD printers rely on the UV light passing through the LCD screen to cure the resin. This process can be slower, especially if the screen’s transparency decreases over time due to prolonged UV exposure.
Durability and Longevity of the Machine DLP printers are known for their durability. The DMD chips are designed to last for thousands of hours of printing without significant degradation in performance. This ensures consistent print quality over the printer’s lifespan. The LCD screens in 3D printers are susceptible to wear and tear. Prolonged exposure to UV light can degrade the screen’s quality, leading to uneven curing and reduced print accuracy. Over time, this necessitates the replacement of the LCD screen, adding to maintenance costs.
Material Versatility DLP technology is compatible with a wide range of resins, including those specifically formulated for dental applications. This versatility allows dental professionals to choose the best material for each specific application, be it a dental crown, bridge, or orthodontic device. While LCD printers can also work with various resins, they might not offer the same level of compatibility and flexibility as DLP printers, especially with specialized dental resins.
Cost Efficiency While the initial investment for a DLP printer might be higher, the long-term benefits in terms of durability, reduced maintenance, and consistent print quality make it a cost-effective choice for dental professionals. LCD printers might come with a lower upfront cost, but the potential need for frequent screen replacements and the possibility of inconsistent prints can lead to higher costs in the long run.

As the dental industry continues to evolve, the role of DLP technology in shaping the future of dental care cannot be understated.