Vertical Aligner Printing with RayWare Cloud

RayWare Cloud now features the ability to automatically add bases to vertically printed aligner models, and significantly speed up preparation times of multiple model aligner treatments. This feature is best used with Ortho aligner treatments of more than 5-6 models, which will maximize the amount of models per plate, and reduce the need for post processing of multiple print jobs.


Note: This tool requires watertight STL models. It is designed for aligner models that have already been designed and output from your aligner software, or design source of choice. This tool is not designed for raw intraoral scans.


In RayWare Cloud, start by selecting Dental Model from the available appliance types on the right hand side:


Next, choose the Aligner model type, with the orientation set to Vertical. Enable the Generate Standing Base tool to have RayWare Cloud automatically add a robust vertical base on the heel portions of the designed aligner models


Once those options have been selected, you can choose the Printer Type that you will be using, and can leave the Auto Mesh Repair disabled (only used for raw intraoral scans)




Next, choose the Material that you will be printing your aligner models in, and assign the Print Job to a Patient from your Treatment page in Cloud Design Services (if necessary). Then, upload the aligner models you wish to print vertically:


Once you have uploaded the designed aligner models, you can proceed by clicking the Next button.

After the models have been uploaded to RayWare Cloud, they will automatically be placed on the platform, and will have a robust collection of supports added to the heel portion of the arch, allowing for easy setup for vertical printing, and removing the need for third party bases.


Once you have loaded all of the necessary models for the treatment, or the maximum number of models that will fit, ensure that you have the correct Print Job Settings selected for Printer, Material, and Layer Thickness, and once ready, proceed by clicking Send to Printer:




Note: Due to varying anatomies and model designs, not all models are ideal for printing vertically. If a patient's mouth anatomy causes unsupported regions or undercuts to form due to the vertical orientation (E.G. missing teeth, steep overjets, etc.), then it is recommended to print horizontally for best results.

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