iNLASE

A worldwide innovation: the first laser cutting machine for orthodontic aligners produced in-office.

In-office production has many advantages for practitionners. Up until now, the manual cutting and trimming of aligners limited the production capacity of practices eager to become independant again.

iNLase allows orthodontists to free their potential to produce aligners in-office with reduced time requirded by staff in the process. It’s fast, reliable, reproductible and precise.

iNLase adapts seemlessly into your current in-office production setup and simplifies it by internalising the individualisations of each aligner.

iNLase automatically cuts your aligners in less than 15 seconds without need for further trimming or polishing. iNLase adapts to all virtual setup softwares.

iNLase software which automatically determins the cutting line for each of your models and prepares a base used to position the printed models on the iNLase tray.

Comparing iNLase with other milling processes

Manual

Milling processes CNC

iNLASE

Time spent on process

Manual

  • 10 min / aligner

Milling processes CNC

  • Cutting: 90 s / aligner
  • Model attachment / removal: 30 s
iNLASE
  • Cutting: 15 s / aligner
  • Instant attachment / removal

User ergonomics

Manual

  • Noise
  • Fatigue

Milling processes CNC

  • Noise
  • Need to screw / unscrew each model (force exerted by cutting drill)
  • Need to clean the cutting chip tray
  • Regular change of cutting drills
iNLASE
  • Simple friction mounting on pins
  • Suction / filtration of cutting fumes
  • No parts to change regularly

Productivity

Manual

  • Manpower time is the limit
  • Risks of staff absence
  • Need to hire several people
  • High cost of wages
  • Musculoskeletal problems

Milling processes CNC

  • Requires a high number of machines (process time)
  • High labour preparation time
  • High wage costs
iNLASE
  • 6 to 12 aligners / tray
  • 300 aligners / day
  • Small preparation time by staff
  • Low wage cost

Precision / Reproducibility

Manual

  • Impossible to have the same cutting line on all models of a same patient
  • Risk of cutting errors

Milling processes CNC

  • Manual drawing of the cutting line
  • Manual polishing
iNLASE
  • Fully automated and adaptive cutting line
  • Laser cutting quality
  • Perfectly smooth aligner edges

Identification aligners

Manual

Milling processes CNC

iNLASE

Laser engraved numbering

Process for using iNPLAN and iNLASE

for production of your aligners

iNLASE iNOFFICE
  1. Acquisition

    Acquisition with all optical intraoral cameras on the market

    Install

    Creation of your digital setup using your chosen software

    Import

    Import standard STL files from setup software into iNPLAN

  2. Basic creation

    Preparation of STL models including individualized positioning base used by iNLASE

  3. Printing

    3D printing of your
    models with your printer

  4. Thermoforming

    Thermoforming of aligners with 3D printed models including the positioning base of iNLASE. Possibility of thermoforming 2 models at the same time

  5. iNLASE cutting

    Cutting of aligners by the iNLASE laser

    • Semi-automatic and individualizable cutting line
    • 6 to 12 aligners per plate
    • No need attach models with screws: friction retention on repositioning pins
    • 15 seconds per aligner
    • No post-processing: perfectly smooth edges of the aligner thanks to thermal effect of the laser
  6. Identification

    Printing of traceability labels. Name, first name, N ° aligners… (coming soon)

  7. Packaging

    Packaging in sealed bags

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OrthoiN3D specializes in the support of orthodontists in their strategy of setting up a design and production process of orthodontic aligners in-office.

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