$NNDM 3D dentures? Who knew? "The scientists are currently investigating new application areas in several individual projects. One project is focusing on the prospects for 3D printing in dentistry. ”There is great potential in the use of innovative materials and the integration of additional functionalities in dental prostheses to increase the wearing comfort for the patient,” explains Prof. Dr. Frank Brückner, Technology Field Manager Additive Manufacturing and Printing at Fraunhofer IWS. Additive manufacturing might allow significantly more complex implants to be printed immediately after a 3D scan of the oral cavity, thus reducing waiting times. Additive processes could also be used, for example, to combine metal and plastic materials for improved aesthetics". Fraunhofer Institute