I think 3D printing is simply cool. It has taken all of my adult 'responsibility' to resist buying a 3D printer to satisfy my personal curiosity. I am secretly waiting for the day that my son is old enough so that I can use him as the excuse to buy one.
I think 3D printing has the opportunity to make an impact in any industry that deals in physical products. Be that manufacturing, prototyping, medical, dental and others.
The types of printers and the materials they print are advancing and it was fun to talk to Kevin Dillon the Channel Success Manager at Desktop Health about the advancements they are making in their company and the industry. I think this disruptive technology is going to push the dental industry in a similar way that CAD/CAM has. Dental clinics and Labs will have to consider the traditional ways of manufacturing dentures, aligners, implant guides and even final single unit restoration and compare that to the advancing technology of 3D printing. I would not be surprised if 3D printing makes a faster and larger impact on dentistry than CAD/CAM as more types of treatment can take advantage of the technology.
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