Accurate and consistent dental models are foundational to a great dental laboratory. For dental professionals, the ability to produce 3D printed models is becoming not just a want but a need as the dental world becomes more digital.
The Digital Model Workflow
Collect patient anatomy digitally using an intraoral scanner, or scan a physical model or impression using a desktop scanner.
The scan data is imported into a CAD software where the model is designed and built, and, if needed, a restoration is created.
3. 3D Print
Import the built model files into PreForm print preparation software for print setup and send them easily to a Formlabs printer.
Wash, dry, and post-cure printed parts using Form Wash and Form Cure.
With a per-model production cost competitive with stone models, the switch to digital now makes sense for your business and the return on investment vs outsourcing is incredibly attractive even for a few digital models a day.
The Form 2, powered by stereolithography (SLA), has a large build plate allowing users to do small quick batches or full build plates for unattended production. As production needs evolve, scale up without spending tens of thousands of dollars for each additional unit.
Quad Model Kits: Upper, Lower, and Die
8 to 10
Full Model Kits: Upper, Lower, and Die
4 to 6
Quad Kits Printed in an 8-Hour Working Day and Overnight Build
14 to 18
Full Kits Printed in an 8-Hour Working Day and Overnight Build
8 to 12
What Our Customers Say About Dental Models on the Form 2
“The models coming out of the Form 2 are really great. We’ve had really great response from our clients, everybody is excited about it” – Matt Roberts, CDT, CMR Dental Lab
White Paper: Digital Dental Model Production with High Accuracy 3D Printing
Read Dr. Michael Scherer’s white paper to learn more about:
How clinical benchmarks translate to - specifications for 3D printers and 3D printed models
Results from a clinical case study using the Form 2
How to transform your dental workflow with digital production of dental models