Renishaw, a UK manufacturer of metal additive manufacturing machines, is offering a new product for the dental market. The AM250 metal 3D printing machine is now optimized for producing dental parts, meaning that it will not require further adjustment to achieve the production of high quality frameworks. Renishaw will also supply cobalt chrome powder that can be used in the manufacture of dental frameworks.
Suitable for 3D printing a large variety of metal dental devices, the optimized AM250 is a high volume 3D printing machine specifically aimed at the dental market. Fine tuned to the challenges of dental devices, it is a popular alternative for those aiming to reduce the costs associated with milling operations. The AM250 can also replace traditional wax casting techniques by building dental frameworks from STL data as part of a digital workflow.
3D printing machines typically require further process development before they meet a company’s quality criteria. In addition there can be further operational and intellectual property issues that may need to be addressed. The AM250 limits the need to carry out such activities. Renishaw can also offer assistance on all peripheral items such as IP licences, materials and part handling.
Renishaw’s dental CAD system
Renishaw supplies the Renishaw Dental Studio (RDS) CAD package that combines the speed and flexibility of the company’s DS30 blue light scanners with the accuracy of the Renishaw DS10 contact scanner. Using Exocad, RDS allows a range of dental devices to be designed. The ability to add to the software’s capability through additional modules makes the package flexible and scalable for the expanding dental laboratory.