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Ralph Riquier, ZTM

The current status of using digital dental manufacturing

Saturday, September 21st, 2013
Session 2: 12:00-12:30
MDT Ralph Riquier


CAM technology is an essential part of digital manufacturing. As important as analog manufacturing, knowledge of casting techniques, metals and embedding procedures were in the past, today, it is essential to know everything there is to know about milling tools, types of machines and milling path generation. This talk will demonstrate the basics of CAM manufacturing and provide an insight into computer-aided manufacturing.


  • Born 1969 in Bonn
  • Apprenticeship and journeywork at Dental Lab Wolff and subsequently Dental Lab Heinzel/Schmidtke in Bonn
  • 1996 completed master craftsmen school, best of the class at the Chamber of Craftsmanship in Cologne
  • 1996 Dental lab Heinzel/Schmidtke
  • 1997 placed 4th for the Klaus Kanter Prize
  • 1997 – 1998 Course instructor at Training Center BEGO Bremer Goldschlägerei (gold leaf manufacturer)
  • Developed a concept for a special training course for the master craftsmen exam
  • C ourses in 14 master craftsmen schools, domestic as well as abroad, with a focus on combinations techniques and milling techniques.
  • 1998 – 2002 Head of Dental Technology Department at Girrbach-Dental as well as project management with Digident System
  • January 2002 – May 2008 Director of Marketing and Sales at Hint-ELs GmbH
  • June 2008 to present – Freelance
  • Since 1997, numerous international articles in the areas of milling technology/combination technology, occlusion and CAD/CAM design have been published.
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