The digital model is then viewed using CAD software on a computer, where the technician can design the restoration to be milled. Once the design process is complete, the design file is sent to the milling unit, where a ceramic block is milled to create a physical replica of the design. The technician then adds the finishing aesthetic touches to the restoration by coloring in the correct shading and layering on an enamel-like glaze. The U.S. CAD/CAM material market consists of the consumable block and disc materials used in dental CAD/CAM milling machines. Both the block and disc market segments include permanent and temporary materials, such as zirconia, metal or lithium disilicate among many others. The products also vary in size from single crown producing blocks, to larger blocks from which bridges can be milled, to discs of varying thicknesses and diameters.
Rapid prototyping systems are an emerging technology in the automated prosthetics manufacturing market. These systems are distinguished from subtractive CAD/CAM milling systems by their fabrication method. CAD/CAM mills produce prosthetic units by milling down a solid piece of ceramic material, whereas rapid prototyping systems, or 3D printers, build a model up layer by layer in an additive process.
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Executive Summary U.S. Digital Dentistry Market Overview Competitive Analysis Market Trends Market Developments Markets Included Key Report Updates Version History
1. Research Methodology
2. U.S. Digital Dentistry Market Overview Introduction 2.1 CAD/CAM Systems Mills Standalone Desktop Scanners Chairside Systems System Architecture Manufacturing Flexibility 2.2 CAD/CAM Materials 2.3 Rapid Prototyping System Market Market Overview Trend Analysis By Segment Drivers and Limiters 2.4 Market Drivers 2.5 Market Limiters Competitive Market Share Analysis
3. CAD/CAM Systems Market Introduction Market Overview Market Analysis and Forecast 3.1 Total CAD/CAM Milling System Market Desktop CAD/CAM Milling System Market Upright CAD/CAM Milling System Market 3.2 Standalone CAD/CAM Scanner Market 3.3 Chairside CAD/CAM System Market 3.4 Intraoral Scanner Market Unit Analysis 3.5 Intraoral Scanner Units By User Drivers and Limiters 3.6 Market Drivers 3.7 Market Limiters Competitive Market Share Analysis
5. Rapid Prototyping Systems Market 5.1 Rapid Prototyping System Units By Technology 5.2 Rapid Prototyping System Units By Material 5.3 3D Printed Prosthetic Units By Application 5.4 Market Drivers 5.5 Market Limiters