Skip to main content

Table 4 The table shows the comparison study of plaster casts, digital models and 3D printed copies based on the various criteria

From: Possibility of reconstruction of dental plaster cast from 3D digital study models

   Plaster model Digital model Printed model (RepRap) Printed model (ProJet D3000) Digital model + Printed model (RepRap)
Prices Price of one model order of 1 EUR 0 EUR order of 1 EUR order of 10 EUR order of 1 EUR
  Price of equipment - order of 10 000 EUR order of 10 EUR order of 10 000 EUR order of 10 EUR
  Price of material - - order of 10 EUR/kg order of 10 EUR/kg order of 10 EUR/kg
Properties Color any color any color blue pale yellow blue
  Transparency no yes/no no yes no
  Weight model heavy none light light light
   70 g   20 g 40 g  
  Liable to damage high none low low low
  Stable material yes - yes yes yes
  Heat resistance high - low low low
  Harmless material yes - yes yes yes
Other Reproducibility no yes no no yes
  Pose storage problem yes no yes yes no
  Access and transfer problem yes no yes yes no
  Retrieval problem yes no yes yes no