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    5 things you need to know about 3D printing

    3D printing isn't done revolutionizing the dental industry. Here's what you need to know to stay ahead.


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    Why the future looks bright for 3D printing

    The mass emerges slowly and steadily, still wet from the primordial ooze from which it originated. As it rises, its features are gradually revealed. With every passing moment, it becomes more definite, more apparent that something it is metamorphosing from, seemingly, nothing.

    No, this isn't a scene from the 1991 movie “Terminator 2” – it is the model of a lower arch being 3D printed on an M2 3D printer, made by manufacturer Carbon.

    While this technology is different from conventional 3D printing technologies, there are more improvements ahead. Currently, 3D printing at dental labs is only used for models and surgical guides for implant placements, but expect important changes in the next year or so — and expect even more Earth-shattering advancements in the years to come.

    Click here to read more about the future of 3D printing

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