14. December 2004 · Comments Off on Too Cool! · Categories: General, Technology

So I’m watching Monster Garage tonight, which was pretty tame in and of itself; they put a shortened ’64 Continental body on a NASCAR chassis.

But the cool part was when one of the build crew broke a tooth with a grinder. They had a dentist and his assistant wheel a workstation into the garage. He then took a couple of digital photos of the guy’s mouth, which the computer made into a 3-D model. He then rendered a crown on the image, And this little machine milled a new permanent crown from a billet of (I would assume) ceramic material, while the dentist was grinding down the guy’s old tooth. Absolutely amazing.

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