Roland DG Blog
Dental, Milling and 3D Printing
Yamaichi Special Steel is a perfect fit for the precise world of figure skating. Based in Nagoya, Japan – the home of many famous ice skaters – the steelwork company specialises in unique products such as automotive and semiconductor components, but has spent the past six years developing a completely new style of ice-skate blade. Plus, using a Roland METAZA MPX-90 photo impact printer from Roland DG, it is able to personalise each blade for its wearer.
DGSHAPE by Roland presents a graphical look at the dental CAD/CAM workflow for producing patient prosthetics. A great reference for dental offices, lab technicians, patients and those interested in getting into dental lab production, it shows the digital process of producing crowns, inlays, onlays, bridges and other restorations -- from office visit to finished prosthetic.
The future of dental technology is firmly rooted in mechanisation and automation and there is a major move toward a convergence of interrelated technologies. For example, the merging of 3D scanned data with 3D radiographs and extra-oral facial scans, allowing dentists to create virtual patients with all the metrics required for diagnosis, treatment planning and technology-aided treatment.