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Orthodontic models

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Hello everyone. I have a 3D scanner that i use in place of impressions for making retainers. Unfortunately my lab charges me $15 per print using an Objet printer. I think I can reduce my costs to <$5 per model with my own printer but I don't want to spend $20K for an Objet.

Is there an Ultimaker2 user who would be willing to print a model for me and mail it to my office so I can check for accuracy and detail? I would also like to know how long it takes to print and how much material is used so I can estimate costs.

I am willing to compensate for time and materials

Mike

 

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I assume that as the retainer will be placed in the mouth you will need to use a material that is certified by your medical authority. I do not know if such a material exists that can be used by the UM or other similar FDM printers. If not done so already, it is probably worthwhile establishing that before going too much further.

 

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