TIPS FOR PRINTING DENTAL PARTS

Specification for Printing Dental Parts

 • Minimum feature size along X or Y axes is 0.3 mm

• Minimum feature separation 0.3 mm

 

ORIENTATION 

One consideration when orientating models on the build platform is the ability to retain critical dimensions. For dental models on our printer, there are certain orientations that hold features better. For models that do not need to be accurate, the optimal orientation would be 90° to the platform. An example can be seen in figure 1 below.

Most parts, arches, dies, and die bases, can be printed directly onto the platform.

To increase the accuracy (reduce shrinkage) of parts, they can be made hollow. Holes for dies in arches can be made more accurate by printing at an angle. 15° or 75° to the screen seems to work best.

 


 SUPPORTS  

Supports needed for dental prints are very minimal however, if they are needed the settings for Creation Workshop are shown below in figure 2 and the settings for Meshmixer in figure 3.

 

 

CHANGING THE BACKGROUND COLOR 

To achieve higher definition of fine features, you can change the background color to red and then slice your parts via Creation Workshop software. Following steps explain how to set it up.

Click on File> Preferences > Select Background Color> Select Red color. Press OK, and then Re-slice. Make sure to choose pure Red with no Green or Blue, as shown in figure 4

Check new slices on Slice View. Slice View should have changed to something similar to image beside as shown in figure 5.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIPS FOR PRINTING DENTAL PARTS

Specification for Printing Dental Parts

 • Minimum feature size along X or Y axes is 0.3 mm

• Minimum feature separation 0.3 mm

 

ORIENTATION 

One consideration when orientating models on the build platform is the ability to retain critical dimensions. For dental models on our printer, there are certain orientations that hold features better. For models that do not need to be accurate, the optimal orientation would be 90° to the platform. An example can be seen in figure 1 below.

Most parts, arches, dies, and die bases, can be printed directly onto the platform.

To increase the accuracy (reduce shrinkage) of parts, they can be made hollow. Holes for dies in arches can be made more accurate by printing at an angle. 15° or 75° to the screen seems to work best.

 


 SUPPORTS  

Supports needed for dental prints are very minimal however, if they are needed the settings for Creation Workshop are shown below in figure 2 and the settings for Meshmixer in figure 3.

 

 

CHANGING THE BACKGROUND COLOR 

To achieve higher definition of fine features, you can change the background color to red and then slice your parts via Creation Workshop software. Following steps explain how to set it up.

Click on File> Preferences > Select Background Color> Select Red color. Press OK, and then Re-slice. Make sure to choose pure Red with no Green or Blue, as shown in figure 4

Check new slices on Slice View. Slice View should have changed to something similar to image beside as shown in figure 5.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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