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I'm completly new to metal 3D printing. I want to know what is the workflow after printing? I mean, How will we deal with the printed crowns? Could you guys share me some information about this? I will be very thankful.
 
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We outsource to Argen for printed crowns. When they get back here, We check the fit, margins, and , usually just finish the margins to thin them as needed. Go to your regular metal treatment process and opaque.
 
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We outsource to Argen for printed crowns. When they get back here, We check the fit, margins, and , usually just finish the margins to thin them as needed. Go to your regular metal treatment process and opaque.
Are you guys casting any of your own metal in house?
 
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Brett, if you're asking me, We haven't cast in probably 4 plus years.
 
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Are you guys casting any of your own metal in house?
As for my lab, and it's just a personal preference thing, I mill the wax frameworks, check and seal the margins if needed with margin wax.

I also buy my metal in 5 to 10 dwt increments, as I don't do a lot of pfm's or UCLA's, so it saves me from buying a full ounce $$ at a time. I'm using Argedent Euro.
 
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How will we deal with the printed crowns

We check the fit, margins,
I have outsourced to Argen to try SLM. I just think the tech isn't there, yet, at least it did not work out for me. I admit it has been a while, though.

What I have used a couple times now is their DPM service. But also with mixed results. Some cases worked very well and with a couple cases, I opted to re cast it myself. These were high yellow gold alloys.
 
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Thank you all for the information, And do you have any video or article about this workflow? If yes, please share me the link, I want to learn step by step.
 
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Thank you all for the information, And do you have any video or article about this workflow? If yes, please share me the link, I want to learn step by step.
Not sure what you mean, but here is what I do:

- You basically design the coping in your favorite flavor of design software, according to your needs.

- You then send the STL file to Argen, or any other company offering the service.

- They then fabricate the coping/framework, either SLM or DPM, and return it to you.

- Once you get it back, you follow your PFM finishing protocol and apply porcelain as requested.

Go to Argen's website and look up up the different services. It is explained quite well what one or the other is.
 
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Not sure what you mean, but here is what I do:

- You basically design the coping in your favorite flavor of design software, according to your needs.

- You then send the STL file to Argen, or any other company offering the service.

- They then fabricate the coping/framework, either SLM or DPM, and return it to you.

- Once you get it back, you follow your PFM finishing protocol and apply porcelain as requested.

Go to Argen's website and look up up the different services. It is explained quite well what one or the other is.
thank you so much for your reply and patience
 
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At our lab, we outsource this just like @doug said. In our case, it's not worth the costs required to be compliant with laws/regulations and do it in-house. Eventually, I'm sure the case load will merit the investment but I don't believe that time is now.
 
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As for my lab, and it's just a personal preference thing, I mill the wax frameworks, check and seal the margins if needed with margin wax.

I also buy my metal in 5 to 10 dwt increments, as I don't do a lot of pfm's or UCLA's, so it saves me from buying a full ounce $$ at a time. I'm using Argedent Euro.
Hi can you help me understand if there has been any fit difference of milled wax in plaster models and resin printed models. thanks
 
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Hi can you help me understand if there has been any fit difference of milled wax in plaster models and resin printed models. thanks
Yep, for me I increase the 3Shape die spacer a bit more for wax patterns and FCZ on printed models.
 
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Argen has had a pretty poor reputation with slm printing from everyone I have talked to. We only print CrCo in house but we gained many customers having bad experiences with Argen. The technology is there but their technicians seem to be the issue. I lost count of how many times we have received the identical stl sent to them and when we print it it's night and day difference in quality. We use 3D Systems metal printer and when properly nested the results are flawless. This goes for PFMs as well as RPD frames.
 
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From my understanding, after the metal crop is printed, the technicians fit it onto the die to check its adaptability. They then trim the margins and contours as needed.
For a metal crown, the next steps are polishing and finishing. However, if it is a PFM crown, the process involves applying opaque layers, adding porcelain, and finally glazing and polishing.


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