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Nexa 3D XiP Printer – Customer Testimonial – Beever Dental Technology

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Phil Reddington, MD of Beever Dental Technology tells us about his recent experience with Blueprint Dental and the Nexa3D XiP printer…

At Beever Dental we constantly strive to keep ahead of the surge in digital technology, in order to maintain our clients’ and patients’ needs for the perfect smile. Something which we always strive to provide at Beever Dental.

Beever Dental lab
Nexa3D XiP Printer at Beever Dental

“Having known Mark Welch from Nexa3D and Alan Wright from Blueprint Dental for a while and done business with them both, it made sense to speak to them when the new Nexa3D XiP printer came to my attention.

“As a result, we have now added this unit to my digital team’s tools to help us maintain the standards required and expected of our lab. 

“And I must say it doesn’t let you down.”

XiP 3D printed product
3D printed dental product
Nexa3D XiP Dental Printer Product

Phil continues, “As with all new tech, there was the learning curve to get up and running and we’d also like to thank David Brown and the team at Blueprint for the set up and Mark Welch for his continued support.

“The Nexa3D XiP does the job and does it well.”

Thank you Phil and team. We’re delighted that the XiP has fitted so well into your digital workflows and is helping you create those all-important perfect smiles for your clients.

If you'd like to find out more about the Nexa3D XiP printer, simple complete the form below or call us on 0800 228 9828...

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6 Ways Digital Dentistry Can Revolutionise Your Dental Laboratory Business

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In today’s fast-paced world, the dental industry is embracing the digital revolution. 

Traditional methods in dental laboratories are being rapidly replaced by innovative technologies that offer enhanced precision, efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Digital dentistry has emerged as a game-changer, providing dental laboratories with the tools and techniques to streamline their processes and deliver superior results to patients and dentists alike.

In this blog post, we’ll explore six ways digital dentistry can help your dental laboratory business thrive.

CEREC Software

1.Enhanced Precision and Accuracy

One of the most significant advantages of digital dentistry is its ability to offer unparalleled precision and accuracy. Digital impressions, aided by intraoral scanners, eliminate the need for messy and uncomfortable conventional impressions. The digital data captured provides a comprehensive and accurate representation of the patient’s oral condition, allowing your dental laboratory to design restorations with a level of precision that was previously unattainable. The result is reduced remakes, improved patient satisfaction and better collaboration with dentists.

Switching to a Computed Aided Design (CAD) package can seem daunting. Yes, there are many to choose from and, yes, maybe a few new terms to get your head around. But with the right guidance from an experienced dental equipment provider and the right training, you’ll soon feel competent and comfortable designing and saving your new dental products ready to be produced seamlessly via 3D printing or a dental milling unit.

2.Faster Turnaround Times

Traditional methods of producing dental restorations can be time-consuming and, let’s face it, we’ve all seen examples of poor quality impressions, which are difficult, if not impossible, to work from! Aside from the problems this causes in terms of producing a successful product for the patient, it also slows the whole fabrication process down. Repeated calls back to the practice for clarification and perhaps even an inconvenient delay whilst the patient is called back to re-do the impression completely.

However, digital dentistry expedites the workflow significantly. With CAD/CAM technology, designs are created digitally and can be sent directly to milling machines or 3D printers. This streamlined process drastically reduces production times, enabling your dental laboratory to deliver restorations to dentists in a much shorter timeframe. Faster turnaround times not only increase client satisfaction, but also allow you to handle more cases, leading to increased revenue potential.

inLab Digital CAM

3. Cost Savings

While the initial investment in digital dentistry technology may seem substantial, it can lead to significant long-term cost savings for your dental laboratory business. By eliminating the need for physical models, impression materials, and manual labour associated with traditional techniques, you can actually reduce overhead expenses.
But, surprisingly, there’s no need to be put off by the thought of big initial payments. Talking to a total solutions provider, like Blueprint Dental, from the outset will enable you to explore a whole host of finance options. We’ll work with our partners, Vector Finance, to show you some financial illustrations based on the digital equipment you would like and the payback periods you’d prefer.

And, in addition, the digital workflow reduces the chances of errors and remakes, further saving both time and resources. Over time, the return on investment becomes evident as your business operates more efficiently.


4. Expanded Range of Services

Digital dentistry opens up a vast array of new possibilities for dental laboratory services. With computer-aided design and manufacturing, you can offer a broader range of dental restorations, including crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, veneers and even orthodontic appliances. This versatility allows you to cater to a more extensive client base, attract new dentists and strengthen existing partnerships.

The ability to offer innovative and sophisticated solutions will set your dental laboratory apart from competitors.

5. Improved Communication and Collaboration

Communication between dental laboratories and dentists is critical for successful outcomes.

Returning to our nightmare scenario of the low quality impression, where there’s a lot of time consuming to-ing and fro-ing with the practice, digital dentistry negates the need totally and facilitates seamless communication.

Software platforms enable real-time collaboration on case planning and design. Dentists can provide feedback on digital designs and adjustments can be made swiftly, ensuring that the final restoration meets the exact specifications and expectations. This efficient collaboration fosters stronger relationships with dentists, leading to increased referrals and a positive reputation in the dental community.

6. Embracing Sustainability

In recent years, sustainability has become a significant concern for businesses across a huge range of industries and dentistry is no different.

Digital dentistry aligns with eco-friendly practices by reducing material waste associated with conventional dental methods. The transition to digital workflows minimises the need for disposable items like impression trays and materials, thus contributing to a greener and more environmentally conscious approach to dental laboratory operations.

4D clear aligners are also now available for orthodontic devices which significantly reduce the amount of plastic used in teeth alignment treatment plans. (please contact us for more information on the ClearX range of clear aligners)

ClearX Aligners

In conclusion, digital dentistry is transforming the landscape of dental laboratories, offering unparalleled advantages that significantly benefit your business. From improved precision and faster turnaround times to expanded services and sustainability, embracing digital technologies can boost efficiency, save costs, and enhance collaboration with dentists. By staying ahead of the curve and adopting digital dentistry, your dental laboratory can remain competitive in the ever-evolving dental industry and provide top-notch restorations that meet and exceed patient expectations.

If you’re looking to take that first big step to introduce digital workflows to your dental laboratory, look no further than the dental lab team at Blueprint Dental. We’ve helped numerous labs transition from traditional fabrication techniques to full 21st century digital solutions.

We’ll guide you through the whole process from conception, planning, equipment selection, finance and project management, right through to installation and commissioning to the day you take on your first fully digital cases and beyond.

To discuss in more detail, simply call us on 0800 228 9828 or complete the form below to get the ball rolling!

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XiP Summer Offer

Sizzling Summer offer on the XiP 3D printer

By Digital Dentistry offers, Lab Offers, Offers

Our Summer Sizzling 3D Printer Offer Has Arrived!

What’s better than a blazingly fast 3D printer?

A blazingly fast 3D printer PLUS an all-in-one washing and curing system that is versatile, easy to use and FREE OF CHARGE!

This summer, we’ll throw in a Wash+Cure post-processing unit with every XiP printer purchase. That’s worth a fabulous £649!

To find out more contact Alan Wright on 07904 413 211 or email here

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Nexa3d XiP addition to Skilltech Dental Studio

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We’re delighted to have recently installed a NEXA3D XiP 3D printer at Skilltech Dental Studio.

Here’s what Ray has to say about the project…

Having been in this trade for 35 years, the need to embrace the digital revolution became more and more a necessity to my lab’s development, keeping existing and future clients happy and continuing the workflow into my business.

I have dealt with Alan Wright from his days at Chaperlin and Jacobs to his position running the lab division at Blueprint Dental.
So I reached out to Alan and the Blueprint team. He came back to me with various solutions for the printer route, but made me aware of a new solution soon to be added to Blueprints portfolio, the NEXA3D range, so I asked for the information on all options.

He was very honest on the pros and cons of all information provided.

I have always valued the advice and information I have received from Alan and decided to start my journey with Blender4Dental as my design software and began my learning process with Andrew Wheeler and Blueprint on the Blender side.

This gave me time to assess the NEXA3D system and thanks goes out to Mark Welch and the NEXA3D team with Blueprint. They came to visit me at the lab and took me through the advantages of the NEXA3D XiP and what it could bring to my laboratory.

I placed the order, all smoothly processed by Blueprint and Vector Finance, who Blueprint put me in touch with and waited on the system to arrive.

Installation and handover went very smoothly and I am now working daily with this new addition to my laboratory and all I can say is ‘WOW’, the ease of use, speed is amazing.

Highly recommend to those starting their digital journey into printing, or those looking to keep ahead of the game.Thanks to:Alan at Blueprint Dental Ltd.
Mark and team at Vector Finance.
Mark Welch and team at NEXA3DAnd my printing silent partner —-the Xip.
A happy printer tech.
Well, thank you too, Ray. It is a pleasure working with you!

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Blueprint announces 3D printing partnership with Nexa3D!

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Discover our exciting new range of Nexa3D dental printers!

We’re really excited to announce a new strategic partnership for the UK dental sector with Nexa3D, the maker of ultrafast professional and industrial polymer 3D printers. The partnership will combine Blueprint’s extensive sales and service experience in the dental laboratory market with Nexa3D’s end-to-end validated workflow for arguably the highest accuracy 3D printing solution for dental labs available today.

The new XiP Professional Desktop printer is built on Lubricant Sublayer Photo-curing (LSPc®) Technology, allowing users to print at fabulous speeds of up to 18 cm per hour. Its 4.8L build volume, unrivalled speed and an open material platform make it accessible to every dental professional looking to 3D print dental products.


Our Sales & Marketing Director, Sharaz Mir, commented. “Digital dentistry workflows are playing an increasingly critical role in every aspect of dental laboratory life and we recognise the need to provide the UK market with accurate, reliable 3D printing solutions which have the capability of speedily producing a wide range of dental products.”

“Adding Nexa3D’s high throughput 3D dental printers to our portfolio, together with a wide range of high performing dental resins, enables us to serve the UK laboratory market with the highest standard equipment, consumables and technical support.”

Business Development Manager for Labs, Alan Wright added.

“The new XiP Desktop 3D Printer prints up to 6 flat models in under 30 minutes. The range also offers a wash & cure unit which is also simple to use, allowing you to print at scale with confidence and ease.”


For more information, please complete the form below or contact: Alan Wright, Business Development Manager – Labs, Blueprint Dental Ltd on 07904 413 211

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