SICAT RAPID DIGITALGUIDE Support

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SICAT RAPID DIGITALGUIDE SUPPORT
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Check out the following information to successfully use RAPID DIGITALGUIDE in your practice.

WHAT IS A SLEEVE OFFSET AND WHY YOU NEED TO SPECIFY IT

Every STL design file of a surgical guide contains holes, in which sleeves are inserted to guide the surgical instruments.

To be able to insert the sleeve into the printed surgical guide, the holes must  have  the same or a slightly larger diameter as the outer diameter of the sleeve.

Characteristic for today’s 3D printing technology is that holes are printed with slightly smaller diameter compared to the accurate diameter of the STL file. To correct this, you need to specify a “Sleeve Offset”.

The offset depends on the type of 3D printer used, calibration & maintenance and sometimes also on the individual printer.

Sleeve-Offset

Example – Typical offsets are:

 

Formlabs – Form 2 ~ 80μm

SprintRay – SprintRay Pro 95 ~ 200μm

Objet Eden 260V ~ 80μm

HOW TO FIND YOUR INDIVIDUAL PRINTER OFFSET

Our offset reference bodies help you determine the individual printer offset. All reference bodies are specific to your sleeve.
Download the appropriate reference body here.

HOW TO DECIDE IF COLLISION WITH SOFT TISSUE SHOULD BE ALLOWED

In case one or more sleeves are planned inside the gingiva or collide with bone, you need to indicate whether you allow a collision of the sleeve holder with the gingiva.

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If you do not allow

The stability of the sleeve inside the guide can be affected. To avoid collision between guide and gingiva, the sleeve will not be surrounded by acrylic where patient anatomy is present.

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If you allow

The sleeve will be completely surrounded by acrylic, even if gingiva is present. In case of collisions between gingiva and sleeve holder, the guide might not fit.

HOW TO CHECK THE TECHNICAL PREREQUISITES FOR THE SICAT RAPID DIGITALGUIDE

Ordering a RAPID DIGITALGUIDE requires SICAT Implant V.2.0.1 or higher as well as SICAT Implant Database Version V2.0 Update 3 or higher.

To find out, which SICAT Implant software version and which SICAT Implant database version you are using, please proceed as follows:

1. Open your SICAT Suite and click on the question mark at the upper right corner.

2. In the following window, please click on the “About” button and the required information will be displayed (here: highlighted in red).

DO YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS? WE WILL ASSIST YOU!

The SICAT Support Team will provide help in case of questions relating to the SICAT RAPID DIGITALGUIDE!

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Last Update: 2021-11-02

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