Many beginners are debating the difference between SLA (laser-based stereolithography) and DLP (digital light processing) – which is the superior technology?
Understanding the 3D printing procedure will help to break down what you can expect from a final print.
SLA and DLP‘s approach are very similar: A vat of resin is exposed to a light source that cures the material and ‘stacks-it-up’ to create one solid object.
EnvisionTEC is one of the leading 3D printers and material distributors. Sales of their dental 3D printers grew 75% in 2016 — with no signs of slowing.
The new Vida cDLM is actually 5-10 times faster than prior DLP technology which makes it the world’s fastest dental 3D printer (for the moment). But the printer also offers an array of other key benefits which allow accurate, high-speed 3D printing with fewer supports, making it easier to clean up after each print.
3D bio-print a scaffold in the exact shape of the meniscus using a polycaprolactone material, a biodegradable polymer. The machine used for the bioprinting process is EnvisionTEC’s bioplotter, which is capable of 3D printing with different materials at different temperatures.
Meanwhile, Conceptualiz is trying to convince orthopedic device makers that its software would reduce the time and cost it takes to bring custom-made implants to market by adding surgeons’ expertise to a design process dominated by engineers.
Conceptualiz has provided physicians with simplified 3D printing software that’s enabling them to independently access 3D printing, allowing on-demand personalized treatment solutions.