UP3D Dental Scanners Overview

Looking to get started with dental 3D printing? If so, apart from a dental 3D printer, you will most likely need a scanner. One of the scanners we recommend is the UP3D dental scanner. Find out more about it in the guide below.

This is a general introduction article to the UP3D Dental Scanner. In it, we cover the characteristics and applications of the current UP3D benchtop 3D scanners for dentists. Find out below how the desktop scanner makes the works of dentists easier and faster.

Desktop Dental 3D Scanners

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Desktop dental 3D scanners are designed to scan impressions and plaster models of teeth, crowns and dental arches in dentistry. The resulting 3D models are used to plan treatment and for modeling implants and orthodontic appliances.

If necessary, physical implants of orthodontic models can be made from a digital model at any time by printing it on a 3D printer.

Now that we know what desktop dental 3D scanner are, let’s look at the UP3D Dental Scanner.

UP3D Company

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UP3D is a developer of digital design systems and equipment for dentistry. The company is headquartered in Shenzhen, China, and has been operating since 2013.

Apart from 3D scanners and CAD/CAM design software, UP3D produces dental CNC milling machines for creating metal crowns and implants. The manufacturer offers a full set of digital equipment for dentistry and dental technology, i.e., a 3D scanner , the necessary software and a five-axis milling cutter.

UP3D Dental Scanners

1. UP300 +

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The UP300+ is a high-speed dental 3D scanner that is an upgrade of the previous UP300. The UP300+ model has a completely new design.

Features of UP300+

  • Power supply: 110-220V AC, 50Hz
  • Dimensions: 300 x 300 x 400 mm
  • Weight: 10kg
  • Projector: Customized blue light, support for multi-color scanning
  • Camera resolution: 2 x 1.3 MP; High frame rate
  • Scanner technology: Structure blue light
  • Scanning accuracy: <10μm
  • Data output format: STL, UM, PLY, OB
  • Color scanning: Yes
  • Interfaces: USB 3.0

Overview of the UP300+

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The Up3D UP300+ 3D scanner stands out with the following:

  • All-in-one technology. Scanning is completed in 25 seconds and in 2 steps (the upper and lower jaw are scanned simultaneously). This reduces work time by up to 50%.
  • More accurate and easier scanning thanks to automatic alignment.
  • When scanning the posts, there is no need to make a wax model of the post core since it is recreated by the indentation.
  • Fast scanning of uncut models.
  • Easy scanning of the occlusion, without including the scanner in the digital model of the articulator.

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  • The three-joint mechanism of the Triple tray holder allows you to place the scanned object so that it can be scanned from all sides as quickly as possible.
  • The Blue Light multi-color light source projects a high definition pattern onto the object for the most accurate scanning.

Watch the video below to see the scanner in action.

2. UP400

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The UP400 is an ultra-fast desktop dental 3D scanner, and the flagship of the company’s product line.

Features of UP400

  • Power supply: 110-240V AC, 50Hz
  • Dimensions: 355 x 268 x 384 mm
  • Weight: 9.5kg
  • File formats: STL; UM; PLY; OBJ
  • Projector: Individual blue light/multicolor scan
  • Interface: USB 3.0
  • Camera resolution: 2 x 1.3MP
  • Scanning speed: Full arch: 12s; 12 universal matrices: 24s; All in one:16 s; Triple tray: 70s
  • Scanning accuracy: <10μm

Overview of the UP400

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With its high operating speed, the UP400 scans the full arc in 12 seconds, the entire jaw in 16 seconds, multistamp scans in 24 seconds, and triple impression scans in 70 seconds.

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A blue light source and an updated camera with two 1.3 megapixel modules provide maximum information.

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Compared to the traditional scanning method employed by scanners from other manufacturer, the UP400 saves up to 50% of your labor time by scanning an area in just two steps.

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Thanks to the multi-color light source used in the scanner, scanning in color gives the dentist more useful data. You can also manually scan occlusions.

3. UP560

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The UP560 is the world’s first non-collapsible model scanner. The 3D dental scanner stands out with its high scanning speed and natural color texture.

Features of UP560

  • Power supply: 110-240 V, 50 Hz
  • Dimensions: 305 x 310 x 550mm
  • Weight: 14kg
  • Functions: Field line detection; True color texture scanning, unnoticed models, print
  • Projector: Customizable multicolor blue light scanning
  • Camera resolution: 2 x 3.0 MP; High frame rate
  • Scanning speed: 12-module scanning of the matrix: 17s; Single scan: 21s; Full arc scan: 15s
  • Scanning accuracy: <6 μm
  • Data output format: STL, UM, PLY, OB
  • Color scanning: Yes
  • Interfaces: USB 3.0

Overview of the UP560

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The UP560 is a new scanner model that replaces the UP360.

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The scanner has two, 3MP cameras with a high frame rate. These provide faster and more accurate scanning, capturing maximum information about the scanned object.

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Open Source System

The standard software of the scanner is integrated with 3shape and Exocad, for more convenient and quick work with models.

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Thanks to advanced cameras and a multi-color light source, the texture of the scans is as close as possible to the texture of the object.

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The scanner has a wide range of applications. You can use it to scan veneers, implants, continuous models and standard cut models.

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UP3D Software

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UP3D has developed proprietary software for use with its devices. The software are UPSCAN for scanning, and UPCAD and UPCAM for design and processing.

These applications have the necessary functionality but are also compatible with systems that use accepted traditional CAD/CAM modeling programs.

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UpScan is easy to use and updates are offered for free.

UPCAD is an independently developed UP3D application for dental design. The software was unvieled in 2011, and has been continuously updated to increase its functionality with new modules.

UPCAM is a dental CAM application created by UP3D together with ModuleWorks, Germany. The German firm is one of the leading developers of CAM algorithms in the world.

UPCAM is used for all processes in all types of restorative dental work. The software supports virtual articulation.

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It allows enables simple and effective order management, and joint work on restorative dental work.

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The software can also automatically detect the gum line around the tooth.

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You can also customize the background color on the interface of the program to what you prefer, as well as set standard parameters for different operations and materials.

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The software has a rich and customizable database that stores digital models and other data of processed orders for possible reuse.

Single-crown Module

In this module, you can automatically create a single crown. You can quickly create a model by mirroring the data of a paired tooth of the same name. For example, in the absence of a left upper incisor, you can simulate it using an existing right upper incisor.

Bridge Module:

In this module, you can create anatomical bridges and automatically place teeth on them.

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Undercut Problem Solution

The software can automatically detect and fill undercuts. This helps to prevent manual filling inaccuracies and saves time on manual undercuts.

In the near future, new modules for working with implants and orthodontics are expected to be released.

Other Dental Equipment

Learn more about dental 3D scanners and other equipment on the following links:

Dental Lab Scanner Review

DLyte Dental Machines Review

How to Choose a Dental 3D Printer

How to 3D Print Dental Crowns

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