Titanium denture frames

CoolHandLuke

CoolHandLuke

40% titanium
Staff member
Full Member
Hello DLN

I want to start making titanium denture frames.

I will have my own secret mill, my own secret cam, and my own secret titanium source.

I'm here to gauge interest in Canadian labs, denturists, dentists. What kind of volume would you be able to send for a pricetag of 210$cdn flat rate including shipping in canada?

If i can get 4-6 partials per day that would be a great start.

Its going to be just me, no employees. You call me i answer the phone. Until i can prove the demand exceeds a certain threshold i wont be able to convince banks i can get another machine.

Who would be interested?
 
rkm rdt

rkm rdt

Well-Known Member
Full Member
Turnaround time?
Are you designing?
 
CoolHandLuke

CoolHandLuke

40% titanium
Staff member
Full Member
By your design, or for those clients without knowledge i am working with a couple places one in Toronto, another in BC to do designs.

As to turnaround time, i want to say 3 days? 2 in lab one shipping. Gives me time to remake if a tool breaks.
 
zero_zero

zero_zero

Well-Known Member
Full Member
I'm interested...will put out feelers to see if there's interest for such thing. Is it going to be fitted and finished for that price, or it is only fresh out of the mill ?
 
zero_zero

zero_zero

Well-Known Member
Full Member
One thing what worries me about Ti is a b1tch to work on... Aurum was making them for a while (by casting),not sure if they still do
 
CoolHandLuke

CoolHandLuke

40% titanium
Staff member
Full Member
Fresh off the mill, but i plan on incorporating a scallop polishing toolpath of my own creation.

Milled ti will not suffer the casting pitfalls of pitting and warping and heat sink sprues. Printed ti also suffers from a lot of requirements of hand finishing.
 
rkm rdt

rkm rdt

Well-Known Member
Full Member
I would charge extra for shipping if I were you.
 
rkm rdt

rkm rdt

Well-Known Member
Full Member
Any design would have to be supervised by an rdt in Canada keep in mind.
 
CoolHandLuke

CoolHandLuke

40% titanium
Staff member
Full Member
Thats why i'm not doing designs.

210 includes shipping
 
CoolHandLuke

CoolHandLuke

40% titanium
Staff member
Full Member
Appreciate any and all input
 
JMN

JMN

Christian Member
Staff member
Full Member
Any design would have to be supervised by an rdt in Canada keep in mind.
Would a frame/Denture/restoration of any type from the US be required to have a Canadian RDT on staff at the design and/or fabrication lab?
 
2000markpeters

2000markpeters

Active Member
Full Member
Do not have much call for titanium. Would you also be able to mill chrome? Where are you located?
 
rkm rdt

rkm rdt

Well-Known Member
Full Member
Would a frame/Denture/restoration of any type from the US be required to have a Canadian RDT on staff at the design and/or fabrication lab?
Not on staff but the case has to go through a Canadian dentist or rdt. So the design would have to be from the sender.
The guidelines were developed long before outsourcing/ file sending to another country was an issue.
Of course yours truly was the one to take on the old boys who set this up back in the day.
I was a rebel back then too.
 
PCDL

PCDL

Active Member
Full Member
You mean like partial denture frames, or Titanium palates??

This was a thing years ago. exposed titanium in the mouth has a tendency to turn black and ugly. Any clasping is going to spring open and loosen up super quick.
 
zero_zero

zero_zero

Well-Known Member
Full Member
You mean like partial denture frames, or Titanium palates??

This was a thing years ago. exposed titanium in the mouth has a tendency to turn black and ugly. Any clasping is going to spring open and loosen up super quick.
So, that's why it fell out of favor ? I've thought it was b/c was hard to cast and work with
 
  • Agree
Reactions: JMN
rkm rdt

rkm rdt

Well-Known Member
Full Member
LOL, I remember all the " industry experts" claiming it was a " game changer".

Come to think of it, they were the same ones that said Dicor was a game changer too.
 
zero_zero

zero_zero

Well-Known Member
Full Member
I am too young to know what Dicor was Dontknow ...
 
CoolHandLuke

CoolHandLuke

40% titanium
Staff member
Full Member
Maybe cast titanium might do some of that, but milled titanium probably won't. Ti is not a reactive metal so blacking would be tarnish and inert metal like ti and gold don't tarnish.

So i don't believe you.
 
Guest Room
Help Users
  • No one is chatting at the moment.
  • Chat Bot:
    Room has been pruned!
    Chat Bot: Room has been pruned!
    Top Bottom