Why Additive Manufacturing for Dental Applications?

Additive manufacturing (AM) offers manufacturers an option to create custom designs with optimal accuracy, which makes it a natural fit for dental applications. When dental labs decide to implement an additive solution, they can remove labor-intensive traditional molding processes that require a lot of time and energy to produce. Instead, they can use additive and have a digitized method to rapidly-produce dental models, surgical guides, splints, mouth guards, dentures, and more.

This technology allows dentists to create custom models faster than before, but traditional post-printing methods can create bottlenecks and prevent an additive operation from scaling. Traditional methods use isopropyl alcohol (IPA) baths to clean the dental model, which can be dangerous for technicians and warp the models. This slows down the overall workflow and creates bottlenecks that can obstruct efficiencies.

AM Post-Processing for Dental

Resin Removal

Resin 3D print technologies like SLA, DLP, and Carbon DLS are conducive to printing complex parts with fine feature details. Known for their accuracy and efficiency, these print technologies are an excellent option for creating semi-permanent dental devices like aligners. PostProcess’s automated resin removal solutions finish 5x as many parts as IPA before reaching saturation, enabling higher throughput and more optimally finished medical parts. Plus, our proprietary resin removal detergent PLM-403-SUB has proven compliance with ISO standard 10933 for biocompatibility.

PolyJet Support Removal

When accuracy and efficiency are needed, PolyJet materials are ideal for dental labs looking for flexible materials for printing surgical guides, implant models, and gingival masks. While most support removal solutions can damage delicate PolyJet parts, PostProcess solutions use software intelligence to avoid warpage and breakage, empowering dental professionals to print intricate models without sacrificing lead times. In fact, PostProcess solutions have been proven to increase PolyJet printing throughput by over 30% compared to traditional manual water blasting.

Your Complete Post-Printing Solutions for Dental

All SLA/DLP/DLS Resin Removal PolyJet Support Removal

We’re Unleashing the Full Potential of Dental Additive Manufacturing

PostProcess Technologies is the internationally renowned leader and pioneer of automated post-printing. Using patented and patent-pending approaches, PostProcess solutions effectively overcome the post-printing bottleneck with a complete blend of proprietary software, hardware, and exclusive chemistry, enabling complete end-to-end digitalization in additive manufacturing for medical with optimal end-part consistency.

Globally Renowned, Continually Relied Upon

Explore our case studies and white papers to learn why our solutions have become the industry standard for automated post-printing.

 

Dental Prosthetic Services Streamlines Resin Post-Printing with PostProcess’ Full-Stack Solution: Find out how DPS dental, a family-owned and operated lab, was able to use a PostProcess automated solution to maximize their throughput.

Press Release: Dental Prosthetic Services

Orthodent Laboratory Automates Post-Printing for Novel Orthodontic Solutions: Read about how this Orthodontic Laboratory uses PostProcess solutions to upkeep the accuracy of their solutions

Press Release: Orthodent Laboratory

Byrnes Dental Lab Implements Automated Post-Printing Solution: Read how Byrnes Dental Lab, a cutting-edge digital dental lab that serves the UK and Europe, implemented the PostProcess DEMI 430 solution to streamline their resin removal.

Press Release: Byrnes Dental Lab

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