Planmeca Creo™ C5 High-Speed 3D Printer

Editor’s intro: For high-speed printing of surgical guides and dental models, Planmeca Creo™ C5 guides clinicians through every step to reach the optimal resolution — read about this high-speed 3D printer that can lead to better patient care.

Many 3D printers being used in dental offices today were originally made for other uses by designers who had little to no experience or background in the dental industry. Planmeca has been a dental manufacturer for over 45 years with numerous digital workflows. Stepping into the additive 3D-printing market was a natural progression.

Planmeca Creo™ C5 is a high-speed 3D printer to help you complete your digital workflow. Planmeca Creo C5 is custom-engineered for dental professionals and specified for use in high-speed printing of surgical guides and dental models. Planmeca Creo C5 uses LCD Photomask Technology to create a uniform layer of light that virtually eliminates imperfections when printing. LCD technology is more accurate and has a faster build speed than other Digital Light Projection (DLP) systems making Planmeca Creo C5 one of the fastest 3D printers currently on the market. Planmeca Creo C5 delivers extraordinary precision and impeccable resolution under 50 microns. The capabilities of this revolutionary high-speed printer include a surgical guide or a dental model in less than 15 minutes, and printing up to five full arches in one print.

Ease of use

As with all Planmeca products, Planmeca Creo C5 is open so you can work with STL and PLY files for a seamless experience when completing your digital workflow. An easy-to-use touch display with pre-programmed settings and medically approved resin cartridges makes Planmeca Creo C5 simple to operate. Materials for Planmeca Creo C5 come in convenient resin cartridges that eliminate waste. The capsules ensure that the valuable resin inside is always utilized efficiently. This compact, self-cleaning 3D printer does not require calibration — just plug and print.


Planmeca Creo C5 offers high-speed printing to support your specialty procedures regardless of whether you are printing dental models for a treatment plan or performing implant surgery. Planmeca Creo C5 guides you through every step to reach the optimal resolution so you can provide better care for your patients.


Key product features of Planmeca Creo C5 include:

  • LCD Photomask Technology — provides a uniform light source by layer to reduce distortion and better print quality for higher resolution and precision
  • Resin cartridge — cartridge dosing of medically approved resins eliminates excess waste of costly resins
  • No calibration needed — plug-n-play
  • Touch display — easy-to-use display with pre-programmed material settings
  • Open STL and PLY files — most commonly used file formats by CAD programs for seamless integration
  • Compact design — small footprint for desktop use
  • Self-cleaning

For more information about the Planmeca Creo C5 High-Speed 3D Printer, visit dental-printing-creo-c5.

This information was provided by Planmeca.

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