3Dbaz – Formlabs, the Massachusetts 3D printing company, has announced two new resin products to advance the use of 3D printing in the dental industry. Furthermore, the SLA 3D printer manufacturer has announced a new partnership with 3D scanning and software company 3Shape.
Through these two announcements, Formlabs will expand the use of 3D printing in the dental industry. The materials are to be used with their Form 2 SLA printer. The new resins will be showcased for the first time at the International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne next week.
The two materials are ‘Dental Model’ and ‘Dental LT Clear’. The Dental Model is a gypsum colored resin which is intended for creating bridges and crowns by dental laboratories. The resin can produce 3D models with removable dies to allow dental technicians to work on individual teeth.
The Dental LT Clear is a biocompatible resin which can be used to 3D print orthodontic retainers or splints. With the ability to rapidly produce custom models, 3D printing has obvious application in dentistry and Formlabs see the industry as a particular area of interest.
Formlabs has partnered with 3Shape in order to integrate their 3D printing offerings with digital solutions. By this, the company aim to simplify the dental 3D printing process. The partnership will also further enhance use of the Dental SG resin to 3D print surgical guides by using a specific 3Shape surgical software.
Source : 3DPI