Materialise releases Magics module for automated AM preparation in dental labs

September 21, 2021

The new Dental Module of Materialise’s Magics software offers an automatic manufacturing preparation for common AM dental applications such as crowns, bridges, and partial bases (Courtesy Materialise)

Materialise NV, Leuven, Belgium, has introduced the new Dental Module for its Magics software. This addition is designed to enable dental labs to fully optimise and automate their Additive Manufacturing preparation workflow for dental applications. With dentistry becoming more digitised, the Dental Module aims to provide dental labs with the easy-to-use tools required to ensure a scalable AM process.

“3D printing has become well established within dentistry,” stated Volker Schillen, Market Innovation Manager at Materialise. “Today, many dental labs have their own printers and create custom parts for dental restoration daily. Their next goal is optimising the workflow so dental specialists can reduce the amount of time spent manually preparing designs to be printed. With automated tools, specialists can instead use this time on other valuable responsibilities, such as meeting with patients.”

The Magics software offers a range of features that allow users to fix, repair, and edit 3D files before manufacturing. After uploading dental CAD designs to the platform, the user clicks a button, from which the software automates all the required additive manufacturing preparation steps, such as labelling, nesting, and generating support structures. The Dental Module offers an automatic manufacturing preparation for common additively manufactured dental applications such as crowns, bridges, and partial bases.

The module also provides advanced control over processing steps through customisable processing profiles. Users can also utilise Magics to further refine automatically generated results or process applications not supported by the Dental Module in a tailored manner, if necessary.

A free webinar further detailing the Dental Module is scheduled to take place October 14, 2021. Sign up is now open.

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