3D Printing Innovation

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Manufacturing High-Quality 3D-Printed Dental Retainers

By Dental Team / August 4, 2021

Streamlining digital dentistry is a faster and more cost-effective way to produce dental retainers. Traditional processes require potentially multiple visits to the dentist or orthodontist’s office for impressions and molding, along with several weeks of waiting for a dental lab to produce and ship the appliance. Advancements in 3D printing are significantly reducing dental retainer production time and costs and improving quality and accuracy.

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Understanding Rapid Additive Manufacturing with Smart Factories

By Smart Factory Team / July 22, 2021

A smart factory uses automation and cloud connectivity to make manufacturing more scalable and accurate, and less labor-intensive. A 3D printing smart factory duplicates the success of local prototyping or low volume production to seamlessly increase production capacity.

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Additive Manufacturing: Pros and Cons

By Smart Factory Team / July 20, 2021

For companies that are planning to launch new products, reevaluating their production approach with 3D printing technology can provide significant advantages. Additive manufacturing is modernizing manufacturing, bringing new products to market faster, and enabling greater supply chain flexibility.

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Evaluating the Accuracy of 3D Printing Dental Models and Clear Aligners

By Dental Team / July 16, 2021

Custom products like dental models need scalable manufacturing processes. Practitioners use dental models for treatment planning and demonstration. Unfortunately, the traditional method for manufacturing dental models involves many costly and…

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Why Bring 3D Printed Retainers Into Dental Labs and Practices?

By Dental Team / July 13, 2021

Digital dentistry workflows have included 3D printers since the late 1990s. Dental professionals saw the technology’s potential to create custom oral appliances at a rapid pace. However, the size and…

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3D Printer Dental Resin and Material Evaluation Guide

By Dental Team / July 7, 2021

Advanced printers have improved printing techniques and are compatible with new 3D printer dental resins. These advanced resins support a variety of dental applications, including clear aligners and retainers. 3D printing dental solutions enable new production methods and business models for practitioners and dental labs and require resources for evaluating the range of available 3D printer dental resins. The following comprises a short guide on selecting the best 3D printable resins for different dental appliances.

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Three Ways 3D Printing Supports Dental Manufacturing Companies

By Dental Team / June 30, 2021

Orthodontists and dental labs are using 3D printing technology to improve the quality of dental products. Dental devices like night guards, retainers, and surgical guides are custom and need to…

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Best 3D Dental Printer for Dental Labs and Practices

By Dental Team / June 25, 2021

Dental labs and offices spend a significant amount of time creating custom products for patients. With 3D printing dental solutions, practitioners can streamline production workflows and improve the patient experience.…

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3D Printing Dental Retainers: Evaluating Color, Fit, Cost, and Workflow

By Dental Team / June 16, 2021

3D printing dental retainers provide a much faster and cost-competitive option. However, there are concerns on 3D-printed retainers including color, clarity, and fit. Today’s advanced additive manufacturing systems allow greater control over color and clarity while providing an efficient and streamlined workflow for 3D printing dental retainers.

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How to 3D Print Dental Study Models

By Dental Team / June 9, 2021

With recent advancements in additive manufacturing machines, 3D-printable resins, and 3D printing dental software, practices and labs can use 3D printers to produce dental study models faster than the traditional casting process. 3D printing replaces the many steps in traditional model manufacturing with a fast and easy printing process that yields a more accurate product.

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