Dutch start-up 3Dmouthguard has developed and 3D printed custom-made sports mouthguards to protect teeth and mouth injuries in any type of active or extreme sports.
“By scanning the upper jaw with video technology and digitally capturing all curves and shapes of mouth and teeth, a perfectly fitted mouthguard can be printed on the spot using fused filament technology. The additive manufacturing (AM) process uses a continuous filament of DSM’s Arnitel®, a bio-based material that meets all strength, flexibility and health requirements. The new AM technique, combined with the 3D filament material characteristics, completely automates and digitizes the process of producing customized mouthguards and prints them instantly.”
FabControl team was asked to develop printing process parameters and an automated Single-Click Printing solution for use with Mass Portal XD series 3D printers. The solution turns the Mass Portal system into a kiosk like appliance that can produce customized sports mouthguards in a distributed production way.
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