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Ashford Orthodontics Uses 3D Printing to Help Dental Offices Go Fully Digital

The largest orthodontic laboratory in the United Kingdom is Ashford Orthodontics, which was founded in 2001 by Sean Thompson in his garage after several years working in the Orthodontic and…

The Impact of 3D Printing on the Medical Device Industry

In January of 2017, Dr. Julielynn Wong, founder of 3D4MD, used Made In Space‘s Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) aboard the International Space Station to 3D print a finger splint for the…

Top European Orthodontic Aligner Brand Using Structo’s Dental 3D Printing Technology

3D printer manufacturer Structo, headquartered in Singapore, designs, develops, and manufactures 3D printers tailored for dental applications, like the flagship OrthoForm, which are powered by its proprietary, high-speed Mask Stereolithography (MSLA) technology….

3D Printing Clear Aligners

It is estimated that over four million people in the United States wear braces. If you walk into a middle school, it is highly likely that 3 out of 5…

Stratasys and Top Dental Labs Partner to Increase Production of 3D Printed Clear Aligner Molds

The allure of a perfect smile is only getting stronger; with the introduction of high definition, movie and TV stars found themselves confronted with their own less than perfect teeth…

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Revisiting the Nuances of Rapid Manufacturing

Before the nomenclature of 3D printing and additive manufacturing (AM) was standardized, the terms rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing (RP&M) were commonly used as general technology descriptors. The term rapid…

Alignwise Uses 3D Printing to Manufacture Nearly Invisible, Painless Orthodontic Aligners

No one wants to get braces on their teeth. At least, I don’t think so – there may be someone out there who truly enjoys having metal wires and brackets…

3D Printing News Briefs: February 6, 2018

Valentine’s Day is next week, so we’ll start today’s 3D Printing News Briefs off with a heartwarming story, before moving on to 3D printed models, and plenty of business news….

The 3D Printing Race is on for 2018: Functional Materials for Orthodontic Aligners and More

After 15 years in the 3D printing business, our team at EnvisionTEC has seen a lot of trends come and go, and we’re excited about what we see on the…

Stratasys and Prodways Unveil New Dental 3D Printers at IDS 2017

If you’re squeamish about dental matters, you may be having a bit of a rough time lately as the International Dental Show kicks off in Cologne, Germany this week. There’s been…

3D Printing is Streamlining the Production Process and Lowering Costs for Orthodontic Aligners

Less than a month ago, Singapore-based 3D printer manufacturer Structo 3D introduced its newest dental-specific 3D printer, the DentaForm, which came only a year after the company announced its flagship dental 3D…

3D Printed Orthoprints: Sticking it to the Orthodontics Industry with a Smile

3D printing for the common folks just keeps getting better and better. While it’s been a boon to the thriving dental industry with 3D printers capable of helping professionals fabricate…

EnvisionTEC Introduces the Perfactory Vida for 3D Printing in Orthodontics

The use of 3D printing has become so ubiquitous that it is nearly impossible to attend a conference or trade show where it doesn’t make an appearance in some capacity….