Ackuretta printers consistently produce dental models, aligner models, surgical guides, denture bases & teeth, try-in dentures, castable bridges & crowns, retainers, sleep devices, temporary crowns, indirect bonding trays, impression trays, splints, removable partial dentures. Anything and everything! It all depends on the type of the resin that you use.
We strongly suggest that you update your printer and Alpha 3D software before you get started.
The SOL and DENTIQ both come with a 2-year warranty. FreeShape 120 is covered by a 1-year warranty. Please refer to our warranty policy for more details.
We offer affordable and efficient printers with a dedicated team to provide support whenever you encounter an issue or need advice. Most parts can be easily replaced without you needing to send your printer to us. You can simply refer to our detailed maintenance video guides at any time.
Each piece you produce will cost anywhere between USD$1 and USD$3, depending on the material you use.
DENTIQ is the most definately the best printer for a casual user because it offers great performance with low maintenance at a more affordable price.
You can find the cost to produce each dental application here.
You have purchased your Ackuretta 3D Printer. You have learned how to use all the software and hardware. You have designed your print in Alpha 3D. Now, you are ready to print – which you can do remotely from your computer.
But how do you connect your printer?
You need to enable remote printing by activating a toggle. To activate this toggle, you have two options – a temporary toggle, or a permanent one.
Temporary Remote Printing
If you want your default setting to be remote printing off, then each time you print you will need to enable the remote printing function. To do this, when you are ready to print, this window will pop up. You need to slide the button to the left so that the printer is able to connect. Once your print is complete, the settings will return to their default, and remote printing will be disabled. The next time you are ready to print, you will need to change the settings again to enable the printer to connect to your computer.
Permanent Remote Printing
If you would like to permanently change the settings on your computer to enable remote printing, you can change the System Settings. In this window, the toggle will be to the left, which means that remote printing is off. To change this, slide the toggle to the right, so that remote printing is enabled. Once this is changed, it will remain this way. Each time you print after this, remote printing will remain enabled, and you will not need to change the toggle each time.
It takes approximately one hour to print a dental model with a 100 μm layer thickness on the SOL 3D printer.
SOL and DENTIQ are both specifically designed to be the best chairside 3D printers available. SOL has several technological features that make it stand out, though, such as a printing speed up to 4.5cm/hr which is much faster than that of other LCD printers. Due to the monochrome LCD, the light uniformity is 95% - resulting in unmatched accuracy. Through technological improvements to the UV light, we are able to decrease the need to replace any consumables on the printer, reducing the need for maintenance. Another advantage is the increased area of the build platform. SOL's build platform is 25% bigger than that of DENTIQ.
The SOL product page on the Ackuretta website shows all of the resins for which the 3D printer is calibrated. You can check the full list here (Updated September 5th, 2021).
You can find examples of the dental applications that the SOL can produce on the product page of the Ackuretta website.
The SOL flyer shows the the type of applications you can print and how many fit on the build platform at the same time. You can always download the flyer via the Resource Center on the Ackuretta website. You must have a distributor account to login.
It takes approximately one hour to print a dental model with a 100 um layer thickness and with CURO Model 3D printing material on the DENTIQ 3D printer.
DENTIQ comes from the evolution of our FreeShape 120 3D printer. We took all of the feedback we received about the FreeShape 120 users and built the DENTIQ around that. Please refer to this picture for more information.
All Ackuretta printers are pre-calibrated so it is not usually necessary for users to calibrate them.
You must use the Clean Vat function after any failed print.
You can use any 3rd party UV oven if you can configure it for the specific resin you want to use.
To stir the resin in your vat, we recommand that you use a soft object like a business card and stir the resin until it has an even consistency. Using sharp objects will damage the vat film so be careful!
We recommend printing with the hood closed so that your print is not affected by the ambient UV light and/or external contamination.
You can find the post-curing settings of our CURO resins on their respective product page.
If you shut down the printer during the print process, the printer pauses and will give you the option to resume the print from the last layer when you turn the printer on again.
The print result is normally good. However, there may or may not be one layer missing which can cause a delamination of the print.
You can use whatever object you are comfortable with to remove objects from the build platform. We recommend using a utility knife or a scrapper. You can also use a mallet for models.
You should shake your resin for at least two minutes by hand to mix it thoroughly and make sure the resin has the right consistency.
Before using a resin, you must shake the bottle for two minutes to make sure it is thoroughly mixed.
The firmware for the SOL 3D printer can be easily updated via the user printer interface if the printer is connected to a network. The Alpha 3D software is always available via the Ackuretta website.
You can use the Windows Uninstall function to completely remove the software provided by Ackuretta. Whenever you install the latest version of the software, it gives you the option to uninstall the previous version.
Once you have a complete 3D model, you can simply load it into Alpha 3D software, add the necessary supports, and then generate a print file which you then send to your 3D printer.
Most workflows for producing dental applications are essentially the same but different applications require different forms of post-processing. The workflows can sometimes also be modified to accommodate the user's preferences.
It's important to make sure that all objects are in a position so that there are no supports in fitting areas. Otherwise, you can put them in any arrangement on the build platform.
No calibration is required. Just turn on the printer, connect it to the internet, and you are ready to go.
DENTIQ & SOL are a hybrid open system, i.e. Ackuretta continually evaluates and validates carefully choses resin brands and adds to the Alpha 3D. Our goal is to have our printers calibrated for >150 resins by end of 2021.
You are always prompted to select a resin and layer thickness whenever you prepare the print file. You can also adjust different variables related to the curing process and save custom settings for any resin but this is only recommended for experienced users. Ackuretta 3D printers are designed to make the complete process as simple as possible.
You can start printing in only a few minutes if you have all of the necessary equipment. The printer is plug-and-play. With experience, preparing the print file takes less than five minutes.
The post-processing procedure consists of cleaning the print, removing supports, and then post curing the print for a few minutes in a UV box.
CLEANI is not an ultrasonic washer. The agitators at the bottom of each tank produce a vortex that effectivelly cleans your printed pieces.
When you recognize that the second tank is dirty, it's time to replace the cleaining solution. You can replace the fluid in the second tank and then cycle the tanks so that the clean fluid is now in the first tank.
We strongly suggest two specific tools for cleaning your 3D prints: The CLEANI dual-tank washer and a spray bottle. First use CLEANI to automatically clean your prints and then use the spray bottle for any parts that need extra attention.
Most resins require either isopropyl alcohol (99% solution) or ethyl alcohol (95% solution) for cleaning.
Please refer to the material (IFU) instructions for use about the optimal processes.
We strongly recommend cleaning your prints for at least three minutes in each tank but you can always clean larger or more complex prints for longer if required.
Most resins require either isopropyl alcohol (99% solution) or ethyl alcohol (95% solution) for cleaning.
CLEANI can usually clean most of the printed part but you should carefully inspect the part before considering it perfect. In most cases, it is not possible to automatically clean a part 100%.
Yes, CLEANI support both 220V and 110V input.
The dimensions of the CLEANI are 110 (L) x 225 (W) x 220 mm (H).
CLEANI has a standard 1-year warranty. You can find our warranty policy here.
Having two tanks gives you two specific advantages:
1. The ability to clean two different types of parts. This is especially important with bio-compatible resins that cannot be cleaned in the same tank as parts printed with a non bio-compatible resin.
2. The ability have a two-stage cleaning process, i.e. a deep clean and light clean. Using separate tanks like this can save 50% of alcohol because you can cycle the tanks so that only one is ever close to being excessivly contaminated.
Any submerged parts will start to degrade after approximately ten minutes in an alcohol solution. Please refer to the Instructions for Use (IFU) for best practices.
The biggest difference between CURIE and the Ackuretta UV Box is that CURIE is suitable for Class II materials with a validated workflow. CURIE is recognized by the FDA, EMA, and other international regulatory bodies and can be used to safely produce dental appliances to a high standard. CURIE is also a more user-friendly UV box with three different pre-calibrated UV wavelengths (i.e. 405nm, 385, and 365) for a large range of resins..
While the Ackuretta UV Box provides an excellent inexpensive curing solution, for up to Class I materials
Yes, the Ackuretta UV Box and CURIE support both 220V and 110V input.
The dimensions of the CURIE are 200 (L) x 220 (W) x 160 mm (H).
The Ackuretta UV Box dimensions are 216 (L) x 200 (W) x 150 mm (H).
The flash function of a curing box provides better penetration of the printed part, ensuring that the curing process is complete and thorough.
Having a mix-matrix LED curing solution improves the curing depth and curing speed. With the improved this curing performance, parts intended for oral use are non-toxic and other parts are less toxic.
CURIE has a standard 1-year warranty. You can find our warranty policy here.
Ackuretta UV Box has a standard 1-year warranty. You can find our warranty policy here.
CURIE has been officially validated by many resin companies, such as Dentona, Keystone, Straumann, Voco, DMG, NextDent and more. All of the default curing times for these resins are preloaded in CURIE.
Like most powered products, the lights in UV ovens do degrade over time. This wear and tear is normal and to be expected. The degradation of the LEDs in the Ackuretta UV Box and CURIE is only gradual over the first five years of usage.
Find here the complete list of resin compatibility for SOL
Find here the complete list of resin compatibility for DENTIQ
After the post-curing process, all of our resins are safe and certified for their intended purpose. Please refer to the Instructions for Use (IFU) for detailed information.
If the environmental conditions are within a safe range, you can leave your vat with resin on the printer with the hood closed, ready and waiting for the next print. Otherwise, you can pour any unused resin back into an opaque bottle. Never pour resin back into the original bottle.
We strongly recommend that you do not try calibrate the resin yourself because calibrating the curing time for optimal speed, accuracy, and post-process is an exhaustive process.
Our printer can print most resins with a curing wavelength of 385 and 405 nm thanks to our wide curing window.
You can keep your resin in the vat after a print but you must make sure that it does not get contaminated. You must also stir it thoroughly again before starting another print.
3D printing materials are avilable online and through our local distributor in your region.
The material used in light-curing 3D printing is photosensitive resin, and it depends on a suitable wavelength. In technology, 385 - 405 nm wavelength can be functional for light-curing 3d printing.
All resins available from Ackuretta have a 2-year shelf life.
Nitrogen is not necessary when post-curing CURO resins. However, they do yield fractionally better results with the use of nitrogen.
IPA or Ethyl alcohol are necessary for cleaning prints made from CURO resins. They cannot be effectively cleaned with water.
All CURO resins are validated for usage with the CURIE. They are also compatible with other premium UV curing solutions such as Otto Flash, Dreve PCU LED, and NextDent Cure.
CURO Model and CURO Element resin are especially designed with thermoforming in mind. They do not show any signs of deformation due to the temperature and pressure that generated during the thermoforming process.
It takes approximately 10 milliliters of resin to print one arch. However, with wastage, you can expect to print approximately 70 arches from one liter of resin.
It costs between US$1.50 and US$2 to print one arch using CURO Model 3D printing material.
CURO Guide has been formulated to resist the force generated by a drill. With more than 1000 active customers using it for several years, it is proven to be safe and is certified to be a validated solution.
CURO splint is a hard splint material that remains hard, even during oral insertion.
CURO Temp has been designed for long-term temporary usage. Therefore, it can be safely used for up to 1 year in the mouth.
CURO Denture has been designed for long-term temporary usage. Therefore, it can be safely used for up to 1 year in the mouth.
Alpha 3D is currently only available on Windows.
Alpha 3D is made available to all owners of Ackuretta printers, free of charge.
Although Alpha 3D can be used for any kind of 3D printing application, it is specifically designed for dental applications and with built-in resins and support settings.
Alpha 3D is free software and is designed to be user-friendly. We have developed an intuitive interface and limitated the need for you to make technical decisions.
We also make Alpha 3D tutorial videos available on our YouTube channel.
This software is specifically designed for Ackuretta printers only.
The I3DP file is your project file, it's a file only used by Alpha 3D that contains all the settings for your print. The IBF file is the file used by the printer. It's a succession of images of your print called slices.
You can import STL and TRI files into Alpha 3D as well as the prioprietary I3DP project files.
Your computer has a built-in firewall which has default security settings that may prevent Alpha 3D from connecting to the Ackuretta server.
If you receive this message, please complete the the following procedure which allows Alpha 3D to connect to our server:
1. Click on the window searching bar, type "firewall", and open Windows Defender Firewall
2. Select the “Allow an App Through Windows Firewall” setting.A window appears with a list of applications.
3. Allow Alpha 3D. Find Alpha 3D on the list and make sure that the Private and Public checkboxes are selected as shown in the following image.
If Alpha 3D is not in the list:
4. Click the “Allow another app…” at the bottom of the window.
5. Click the “Browse” button to open a File Explorer window.
6. Navigate to the folder that contains Alpha 3D and choose the Alpha 3D application.
You have already changed your PC firewall settings to allow Alpha 3D to connect to our server. However, when you open Alpha 3D, you still receive the following error message:
This means that the issue is caused by your network and not your computer. To resolve this issue, please make sure that DHCP is enabled and that your router allows the connection to the Ackuretta server.
Alpha 3D requires Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) to be enabled to automatically assign Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to the devices on your network. Please refer to this page for instructions about enabling DHCP.
The firewall on your Wi-Fi router may be preventing the connection to the Ackuretta server.
Please change the firewall settings on your router to make an exception.
The process for allowing specific connections on routers is dependent on the brand of router, but you will need the following information about the Ackuretta server:
Server URL: https://ackuretta.mooo.com:9527
Server IP address: 220.127.116.11
Server port: 9527
Please contact your distributor if you have a warranty claim. You can be confidant that if we cannot repair your printer and it is still covered under warranty, we will honor the warranty.
Please refer to the Ackuretta Warranty for details about our refund policy.
The SOL and DENTIQ both come with a 2-year warranty. Please refer to our warranty policy for more details.
The average lifespan of the LCD print screen on the DENTIQ and FreeShape 120 is 800 printing hours.
The average lifespan of the LCD print screen on the SOL 10,000 printing hours.
If there is signs of oxidation on the build platform or if the prints cannot attach securely, you must replace the build platform.
The SOL print screen is monochromatic. It is a different size and is better quality.
The SOL build platform is larger than the DENTIQ build platform. Therefore, you can't use one for the other.
You can use alcohol wipes to clean your LCD print screen. If there is any residue or cured resin stuck on the screen, you must change the print screen. Do not use a knife to try to remove the cured resin on the print screen because it will scratch the LCD.
For a normal usage, we estimate that you can use the same vat film for more than 100 prints. If the vat film shows any sign of deteriorartion or it affects the qualit of your printed pieces, you must change the vat film.
Please refer to the unboxing video for your specific printer to see what is included in the box. FreeShape 120 | DENTIQ | SOL.
The interface on our printers is currently available in more than six different languages and as time goes on, we continue adding to that list according to the needs of users around the world. When we see that a specific region is interested in our products, we start translating the interface into their native language.
Our support team is available around the clock and also works to publish and update the library of video tutorials we make available online, along with a ton of user-related documentation.
All distributors received in-depth technical training so that they can answer most of your questions. You can watch our videos on our Youtube channel and share your experience on our FaceBook User group.
If you cannot solve your issue with information from these sources, you also can create a ticket via this support form.
Thanks to extensive testing and quality control, the engineering team at Ackuretta identified key components that could potentially cause minor issues long into the ownership cycle. Those parts are classified as Level 1 in do-it-yourself complexity, allowing users to self-service the printer by following simple video tutorials provided at request by our Support Team.
The best way to keep the 3D printer clean is to be careful and thoughful during operation. It is also important to be aware that the resins pose a risk and users should wear protective equipment such as gloves and a face mask.
Ackuretta printers are always delivered with a replacement print screen to replace the original after extended use.
The most common issues that users encounter when they are printing are poor internet connectivity, failed prints due to poor support design, and vat leakage due to handling. It is common practice to change the print screen after a certain period of time.
So far, we have recived no requests for support with the UV box and washing unit and they have been on the market for over a year.
Our prices do not include shipping or taxes and customs fees applicable in your country.
We estimate that your purchase will be dispatched within 3-10 working days of shipment.
There are Ackuretta suppliers in more than 75 countries around the world. Hereby you can find our official distributors per continent.
We use FEDEX and AIR Cargo for our deliveries.