Additive Manufacturing by Selective Laser Melting: The realizer desktop machine and its application for the dental industry

  • Gebhardt A
  • Schmidt F
  • Hötter J
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Abstract

Additive Manufacturing of metal parts by Selective Laser Melting has become a powerful tool for the direct manufacturing of complex parts mainly for the aerospace and medical industry. With the introduction of its desktop machine, Realizer targeted the dental market. The contribution describes the special features of the machine, discusses details of the process and shows manufacturing results focused on metal dental devices. © 2010 Published by Elsevier B.V.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Cobald chrome
  • Dental bridges
  • Scan strategy
  • Selective laser melting (SLM)

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Authors

  • Andreas Gebhardt

  • Frank Michael Schmidt

  • Jan Steffen Hötter

  • Wolfgang Sokalla

  • Patrick Sokalla

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