Eisenbacher Dentalwaren, located in Wörth am Main, Germany, and Eplus3D, based in Hangzhou, China, have announced the successful completion of a project designed to show that Eisenbacher Dentalwaren’s KeraS metal powder can be used in Eplus3D’s metal AM machines to produce dental frameworks. The resulting product quality is reportedly high, meeting the stringent requirements of DIN EN ISO 22674 for type 5 alloys.
The collaboration between the two companies comes at a critical time, as all dental laboratories in the EU must comply with the requirements of the Medical Device Regulation (MDR). The certification of the Additive Manufacturing process is increasingly crucial for dental laboratories working to adhere to the MDR.
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Eplus3D states that it is working to help existing dental industry customers navigate this substantial challenge. Examples of this effort are the company’s works with various manufacturers to validate a range of metal powders from the dental sector, providing dental laboratories with access to a broad selection of certified materials.
The open architecture of Eplus3D machines allows customers to utilise a wide variety of materials; this collaboration with Eisenbacher, now nearing completion, is expected to lead to the validation of additional alloys.