Renishaw exhibits metal AM for dental crowns & RPDs

Global engineering and healthcare technologies company, Renishaw, is attending LMT LABDAY, the largest dental laboratory event in North America. Renishaw will be exhibiting its world-leading metal additive manufacturing (AM) systems for the production of crowns and bridges and removable partial dentures (RPDs).

Renishaw’s AM systems use metal powder bed fusion to build complex dental frameworks from 3D computer-aided designs (CAD). The introduction of metal AM systems into the dental manufacturing process completes the digital workflow, bridging the gap in sophistication between advanced dental scanning technology and traditional casting techniques.

Dental CAD files can be prepared for additive manufacturing using QuantAM Dental, Renishaw’s dedicated dental build preparation software. QuantAM Dental allows you to import, automatically orientate, heal, support, and review dental CAD files in preparation for manufacture. The software even adds identification tags to be 3D printed with the framework, making sure you never lose track.

Conversion to a digital workflow can bring benefits to both process and product. Working with Renishaw’s AM systems removes labour intensive steps from the process, saving time and increasing productivity.