Materialise launches new Dental Module for automating 3D Printing Preparation

Materialise has announced the development of a new Dental Module for Magics, its 3D printing software that enable dental labs to optimize and automate their 3D printing preparation workflow prior to manufacturing.

As dentistry increasingly become a digitalized process, the 3D printing company aims to provide dental labs a tool that will help them scale.

As seen in several applications, Materialise Magics integrates several features that enable users to easily and flexibly fix, repair, and edit their 3D files before printing. However, specific uses in vertical industries are not often highlighted; and that’s something Materialise does remedy today.

The company explains that after uploading dental CAD designs to the platform, the user simply clicks a button, and the software automates all the required printing preparation steps, such as labeling, nesting, and generating support structures. Tasks that could take hours to complete manually are finalized within a couple of minutes. The module also provides advanced control over processing steps through customizable processing profiles. Users can take advantage of Magics’ versatile capabilities to further refine automatically generated results or process applications not supported by the Dental Module in a tailored manner, if necessary.

By enhancing automation in the printing preparation process with the new Dental Module, it becomes easy to achieve common 3D-printed dental applications such as crowns, bridges, and partial bases. 

3D printing has become well established within dentistry,” says Volker Schillen, Market Innovation Manager at Materialise. “Today, many dental labs have their own printers and create custom parts for dental restoration daily. Their next goal is optimizing the workflow so dental specialists can reduce the amount of time spent manually preparing designs to be printed. With automated tools, specialists can instead use this time on other valuable responsibilities, such as meeting with patients.” 

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