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3D Printing Approaches End Production With Single, Multi-Materials

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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Coming soon : more examples of end-production 3D printing
Ann R. Thryft   3/19/2014 11:46:06 AM
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etmax, when I said "3D printing [is] already making crowns and implants, as well as dental models.", I meant what I said: it's already happening. There are videos on YouTube. You can also search the DN site for our previous stories. Machines aimed at dental labs are made by EOS and Stratasys.

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etmax   3/18/2014 10:24:04 PM
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Hi Ann, is that already as in there are dentists that have the equipment and are using it or the equipment is there waiting for someone to take the plunge?

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Ann R. Thryft   3/18/2014 1:20:41 PM
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Thanks, etmax, glad this was useful. And 3D printing already making crowns and implants, as well as dental models. We've covered this extensively.



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etmax   3/18/2014 9:42:55 AM
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Thanks for another great post. I hope they start to be able to use 3D printing for dental implants and crowns etc. Currently the prices are crazy, although my daughter who is a dental nurse said it's not the raw materials but the person installing them (read dentist)

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Cadman-LT   3/15/2014 6:17:44 AM
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I agree. It's easier to make complex shapes, which are needed. The way things are going they'll be printing everything in a few years.

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Ann R. Thryft   2/26/2014 1:43:50 PM
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I think you nailed it, Greg.

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Greg M. Jung   2/25/2014 8:56:22 PM
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I can see why 3D printing is especially taking off in the medical and aerospace fields.  Near-net shape, complex curved or organic surfaces, along with lower costs per part.  3D production printing will continue to become more and more prevalent in the near future.

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Coming soon : more examples of end-production 3D printing
Ann R. Thryft   2/25/2014 12:25:01 PM
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Stay tuned for more examples of end-production 3D printing. It's happening in a wide variety of industries.

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