It’s no secret that additive manufacturing (AM) shines in rapidly producing customized parts with unparalleled accuracy. With the ushering in of additive, medical and dental labs can say “goodbye” to antiquated and cumbersome molding processes, and instead rely on highly digitized methods to rapidly-produce complex implants, anatomical models, aligners, and more, all custom-suited to an individual’s exact anatomy.
The production of these highly complex parts can be tricky to scale for mass production though, and the reasoning for that lies in meticulous and tedious post-printing processes. When it comes to something as critical as an anatomical implant for a patient’s health, exactness can never be overlooked. Exactness is critical when finishing medical parts, and with manual processes, that can be a time-consuming feat.