In order to meet the needs of its customers, KTJ needed technologies that would allow for rapid production, a high degree of customization and low costs at the same time. Several rounds of negotiations and research finally led them to the Objet® Eden260V 3D printer for KTJ’s CAD/CAM Digital Center, which plays a key role in the dental prostheses fabrication process. Choosing from four materials specifically designed for the dental industry, the center uses its Objet Eden260V 3D Printer to print dental models with exceptional detail and real simulation. KTJ technicians and engineers use the Objet Eden260V 3D printer in its dental modeling process, which is a critical part of dental prostheses production.
After a patient’s digital data is collected through intra-oral 3D scanning, a technician places the patient’s digital data in CAD to create a printable STL file. The patient’s dental model is then 3D printed from the STL file. Finally, the 3D printed model is used as a base to test fitment of a variety of dental prostheses. The Objet Eden260V 3D Printer has reduced the time required for KTJ’s dental modeling process. Combining 3D scanning and CAD/CAM designs, it rapidly prints dental models for fitting dental crowns, bridges and fixtures. Additionally, it produces surgical guides and other prostheses that are intended for short exposure to patients’ mouths. “Digital dentistry has revolutionized the dental modeling process. Using the Objet Eden260V, a patient’s dental restoration can now be completed in just one day,” said Kevin Shi, manager of KTJ’s Digital CAD/CAM Center.