Rapid Prototyping – A Prospective Paradigm A Narrative Review

Rapid Prototyping – A Prospective Paradigm A Narrative Review

Naji Alharethi

Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry in Ar Rass, Qassim University, Ar Rass, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Computational modelling signifies the simulation of real life layout in a virtual domain by the transfiguration of physical structures into numerical models, which then is processed into objects. It has restructured the field of Bio – medical engineering in the past 40 years. It has conceptualised the transposition of the visual to the visual-tactile portrayal of anatomical objects leading to a new kind of reciprocity called ‘touch to comprehend’, paving way for educational approaches. This advent of Rapid prototyping has opened new prospects in medical field, especially dentistry with its accuracy and speed. Rapid prototyping is an additive manufacturing technology that produces prototype models by addition of materials in a layer by layer process. With new researches coming to the fore for molding materials and the forming process of RP techniques, this technology has become trendsetter in dental prosthesis fabrication. This article provides a Narrative review of the evolution and its foray into Prosthodontics through the multiple technological options it has panned.

Key Words: Additive Manufacturing, 3D printing, Stereolithography, Rapid Prototyping

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Naji Alharethi. Rapid Prototyping – A Prospective Paradigm A Narrative Review. International Journal of Dental Research and Reviews, 2021, 4:49. DOI: 10.28933/ijdrr-2021-07-1305


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