“This has been a three-year journey for our R&D department”
ALBUQUERQUE, NM, September 18, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — “This has been a three-year journey for our R&D department,” says Damage Control Mouthguards’ CEO Delano Romero. “Since we introduced 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies into our manufacturing process back in September of 2017, we have been working with 3D printing experts and engineers to make 3D printed mouth guards a reality.”
Damage Control is the first company in the US to offer 3D printed mouth guards. Damage Control has been making custom fit mouth guards for customers across the globe for over 10 years. Companies like Damage Control offer direct to consumer custom fit mouth guard products without having to visit a dentist. It is an easy 3 step ordering process in which the customer places their order on Damage Control’s website, they then take a self-impression with a self-impression kit Damage Control provides, then the customer mails the impressions back to Damage Control. Once Damage Control receives back the impression, the lab technicians hand fabricates the custom fit mouthguard.
“If you are a new customer wanting to get a 3D printed mouth guard from Damage Control, the ordering process would be the same,” says Romero, “unless you have already ordered a custom fit mouth guard from us then we have your impression digitally scanned into our data base.”
Damage Control scans every impression and teeth model customers send in for easy reordering. The manufacturing process for 3D printed mouth guards is to digitally scan the impression with an impression scanner, digitally design the mouth guard using CAD software, then 3D print the mouth guard.
“The benefits of 3D printed mouth guards over the traditional thermoforming method is cost savings of materials and labor,” says Romero. “Also, the flexibility of creating new innovative custom mouth guard products that cannot be created using the traditional method.”
The material Damage Control uses for their 3D printed mouth guards is a soft flexible biocompatible material that has passed ISO10933 and the most rigorous Class VI testing. Damage Control Mouthguards provides mouth guards for many professional athletes for sports like boxing, bull riding, MMA, and American Football.
Damage Control Mouthguards is a high end mouth guard company that believes we are most successful when we find better solutions for the mouth guard market. Damage Control provides high end mouth guards for many professional athletes for sports like boxing, bull riding, MMA, and American Football.
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