Laser-melted layers

July 18, 2012

BEGO’s new CAD/CAM production center takes open scanner STL files to produce Selective Laser Melting (SLM) non-precious CoCr copings and bridges (single units to long span bridges), CAD/cast noble and high noble vacuum/pressure castings, or BeCe Waxup resin crown and bridges. SLM, a form of rapid-prototyping or Stereolithography that uses laser technology to melt alloy powder into thin layers, is used in all BEGO production centers. The layers are melted together to create homogeneous copings and bridges.

BEGO’s new CAD/CAM production center takes open scanner STL files to produce Selective Laser Melting (SLM) non-precious CoCr copings and bridges (single units to long span bridges), CAD/cast noble and high noble vacuum/pressure castings, or BeCe Waxup resin crown and bridges. SLM, a form of rapid-prototyping or Stereolithography that uses laser technology to melt alloy powder into thin layers, is used in all BEGO production centers. The layers are melted together to create homogeneous copings and bridges. SLM restorations have higher tensile strength, elongation limits and modulus of elasticity properties than restorations cast in the same alloy. Dental laboratories are always looking for ways to maximize their daily production.

 

 

 

 

Features

  • Freedom of not having to go through the steps of making metal copings and bridges

  • Open scanner STL files can be turned into non-precious copings and bridges using a rapid prototyping technology for metal, using sintered alloy powder and a laser beam

  • Elimination of alloy waste in the manufacturing process passes savings to the laboratory

  • CAD/cast files for noble and high noble alloys will be vacuum/pressured cast and returned to the laboratory ready for degassing or finishing

  • Convert open scanner STL files into wax/resin coping or bridges that ship back ready for spruing, investing, pressing or casting