3D printing ensures prime quality in dental prosthesis manufacturing // Producing steel dental prostheses eight instances quicker
Ditzingen/Cologne, 09 March 2023 – The high-tech firm TRUMPF is displaying the brand new TruPrint 1000 on the world’s main dental commerce present IDS. “This 3D printer is the quickest machine on the dental market. With higher high quality, the TruPrint 1000 manufactures at the next pace. Within the dual-laser model, the machine is about eight instances quicker than standard processes resembling milling,” says Reinhard Sroka, an skilled in steel 3D printing of dental prostheses at TRUMPF. The high-tech firm is the market chief in Europe for 3D printers for the dental business. Along with Germany, essential gross sales markets embrace France, Italy, and Spain. “3D printing is the best manufacturing methodology for the dental business. Dental prostheses are all the time custom-made. On the similar time, corporations should produce massive portions of them. That is the place our 3D printers come into their very own,” says Sroka.
Particularly within the preform model, the TruPrint 1000 is way superior to the manufacturing of metallic dentures utilizing standard strategies. A preform is a standardized, conventionally manufactured substructure onto which the 3D printer prints a person mildew fabricated from a chrome-cobalt alloy or titanium. This creates so-called abutments, for instance, which later assist dental crowns. “Solely TRUMPF affords this know-how. With Preform, 3D printing will substitute standard manufacturing within the dental business in the long run,” says Sroka.
Mass manufacturing with 3D printing
Due to its compact design, the TruPrint 1000 is ideally fitted to dental labs. At simply round 80 centimeters vast, the machine takes up little or no area, making it straightforward to ship and arrange by the door. Customers can even have a number of models producing aspect by aspect in parallel in small laboratories and pace up their manufacturing even additional. The development plates on which the dental prosthesis is created change routinely as much as 4 instances. This makes it attainable to supply steel dentures in a single day.
One dimension bigger than the TruPrint 1000 is the TruPrint 2000, which is designed for the mass manufacturing of so-called RPDs (“detachable partial dentures”). These are partial dentures that the affected person can insert and take away independently. With an optimized course of, the TruPrint 2000 can print as much as 100 RPDs in 24 hours. This excessive pace lowers manufacturing prices. “That is essential as a result of dental labs have to promote these partial dentures primarily at a low value,” says Sroka. With its small beam diameter of solely 55 µm, the laser of the TruPrint 2000 ensures very excessive floor high quality and a spotlight to element. The floor of the RPDs, due to this fact, feels very easy, and dental labs save time on guide ending.
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