Wednesday, January 25, 2012

RapidPro 2012 - The role of RM processes in 'digital dentistry'

A presentation by dr. Martin Klare of Dreve ProDiMed GmbH on the use of rapid manufacturing in dentistry. Based on the digital imaging data they design individualized models. Ceramic substructures and/or dental models are reconstructed based on these computerized models. This required development of specialized software to construct these models and to simulate procedures using the computer based on the scanned data. As an example this allows virtual design of dental models based on the digital data, and 3D reconstruction of dental implant models. Results are then used for the rapid manufacturing using dedicated, high precision, dental rapid manufacturing printers.
The software development for the modeling and planning is still very much work in progress and has to be developed further.

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