Joining forces to set new standards in dental 3D printing
GC, the Japanese manufacturer of dental materials, and Rapid Shape, provider of additive manufacturing technologies, have agreed to cooperate on new technologies. With PRINT4D TEMP, GC is presenting a new material with tooth-coloured aesthetics and high abrasion resistance for temporary restorations. This biocompatible material can be used in digital light processing (DLP) applications and facilitates the production of crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays and veneers. The high-precision D90 additive manufacturing system by 3D printing specialist Rapid Shape is the perfect complement to the range of GC materials. With its patented “force feedback” technology, the D90 is an established 3D printer — with no compromising on precision and accuracy. The open system allows for seamless integration with existing digital processes and readily covers a number of different indications. The joint efforts of these two specialists are expected to lead to exciting innovations in dentistry as high-quality dental materials meet high-speed, high-precision 3D printing.