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LaserRPD™ (Removable Partial Dentures)

LaserRPD frameworks are custom-made devices manufactured in the UK under a ISO 13485 quality management system, using CE marked cobalt chrome.

LaserRPD

A cluster of various removable partial dentures designed by Gill Egan

LaserRPDs - Removable Partial Dentures (or 'chromes' as they are more commonly known) are 3D printed in CoCr and subsequently heat treated. The Renishaw manufacturing process delivers a product that is potentially better fitting, thinner and with increased clasp flexibility compared to wax and cast frameworks.

Benefits of digital vs traditional wax and cast frameworks:

  • Reduces manual labour
  • Reduces human error
  • Shortens processes
  • Eliminates inconsistent casting processes
  • Allows recall, change design and remanufacture without the need to restart the entire process

CAD/CAM dentistry

LaserRPDs help to close the digital loop for today's CAD/CAM dental labs.  By using Renishaw's metal additive manufacturing systems (also referred to as 3D printers) an entirely digital workflow can be realised.

We can accept data from all major dental CAD systems that output .stl formats, including exocad, 3Shape and Dental Wings.

See how LaserRPDs are made

Case studies

  • Case study:  Egan adopts digital workflow for Removable Partial Dentures (RPD) Case study: Egan adopts digital workflow for Removable Partial Dentures (RPD)

    Global engineering company Renishaw worked with Egan Dental Laboratory to fully digitise the design and manufacture of Removable Partial Dentures (RPDs), also known as chromes. The move to digital techniques halved the time required to make a chrome framework and resulted in the production of stronger, more accurate, yet thinner RPDs.

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  • Case study:  Proslab ensures absolute accuracy with additive manufacturing Case study: Proslab ensures absolute accuracy with additive manufacturing

    Leading Australian dental laboratory, Proslab, has fully digitalised the manufacture of its cobalt chrome removable partial dentures (RPDs). The laboratory partnered with global engineering company, Renishaw, to install what is thought to be the first metal additive manufacturing machine for dental applications in Australia.

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