Feb. 20, 2020

Formlabs and BEGO Announce Partnership to Bring 3D Printed Temporary and Permanent Crowns and Bridges to Dental Industry

The partnership expands access to BEGO’s dental restorative materials, enabling Formlabs’ customers to improve workflows and the patient experience.

SOMERVILLE, Mass & BREMEN, Germany, Feb. 20, 2020Formlabs, the designer and manufacturer of powerful and accessible 3D printing systems, and BEGO, a leading specialist in the field of prosthodontics and implant dentistry, today announced a partnership that will allow Formlabs' dental customers to 3D print temporary and permanent crowns and bridges directly for patients with BEGO’s best-in-class dental materials. The ability to use completely digital dental workflows with 3D printed temporary restorations will enable a rapid, low cost, iterative process that improves patient care and case acceptance rates. BEGO and Formlabs will showcase their new partnership at LMT Lab Day from February 21-22, where attendees can see and feel the materials. The partnership is a natural evolution of Formlabs’ recently announced Dental Business Unit and Form 3B, which is focused on ensuring all dental care providers can bring an exceptional level of care to their patients.

Dental professionals currently using Formlabs’ Form 3B and Form 2 3D printers will be able to use BEGO resins to 3D print permanent single crowns, inlays, onlays and veneers, and temporary crowns and bridges. This enables dental labs to reduce the cost associated with current crown and bridge fabrication while simultaneously increasing the quality of the end product. The properties of this unique material will offer patients excellent aesthetics, a low tendency to age and discolor, low plaque accumulation, and high comfort due to low cold and heat sensitivity. Both the temporary and permanent materials will be offered to Formlabs users in different shades and can be individualized to a high aesthetic result.

“Directly printing temporary crowns and bridges are one of the most sought after applications from Formlabs customers. By partnering with BEGO and leveraging their 130 years of dental experience, we will be able to not only address this need, but take it a step further by offering materials for permanent crowns. We are excited to see how this partnership can continue to advance the dental industry and overcome the major challenges labs and dentists face as digital dentistry becomes a standard for patient care,” said Dávid Lakatos, Chief Product Officer at Formlabs.

BEGO has more than 20 years of experience in developing 3D printing materials specifically for the dental community and is regarded as a specialist in all dental fabrication techniques. With this partnership, BEGO is one of the first companies to join the Formlabs Materials Partner Platform. The platform is part of the Formlabs Dental Business Unit and enables third-party material manufacturers to work with Formlabs to develop new and exciting resins for use in the dental industry.

“We could not be happier to partner with Formlabs, especially at this time, where digital dentistry is reaching a breakthrough. It took some time and a lot of effort and commitment of all involved people to be able to offer to the market a fully validated workflow for final restorations. This partnership underlines BEGO’s leading position in the dental 3D printing materials market,” said Axel Klarmeyer, Chief Executive Officer of BEGO Dental.

To learn more please visit dental.formlabs.com or visit BEGO and Formlabs at LMT Lab Day in Chicago, February 21-22. To see and learn more, stop by Formlabs booth (#P-1) and BEGO booth (#H-13)

About Formlabs

Formlabs is expanding access to digital fabrication, so anyone can make anything. Headquartered in Somerville, Massachusetts with offices in Germany, Japan, China, Singapore, Hungary, and North Carolina, Formlabs is the professional 3D printer of choice for engineers, designers, manufacturers, and decision makers around the globe. Formlabs products include the Form 3, Form 3B and Form 3L, powered by an advanced form of stereolithography (SLA) called Low Force Stereolithography (LFS)™ 3D printing, Form 2 SLA 3D printer, Form Wash and Form Cure post-processing solutions, Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer, and Form Cell manufacturing solution. Formlabs also develops its own suite of high-performance materials that continue to push the boundaries for 3D printing, as well as best-in-class 3D printing software.

About BEGO

The BEGO Group is one of the internationally leading specialists in the field of prosthodontics and implant dentistry. Founded in 1890, the traditional German company provides dental technicians and dentists with innovative devices, instruments, materials, implants, services and methods for the production and processing of dental restorations. BEGO as an owner-managed company, now run in its fifth generation by Managing Partner Christoph Weiss, employs a global workforce of approx. 500 – and this number continues to grow. In 2015, BEGO was also the first company in the dental industry to market a 3D printing system ("Varseo"), developed in-house both with and for dental laboratories, for the fabrication of a wide range of dental restorations made from high-performance resins. BEGO has been a pioneer in dental 3D printing with the Selective Laser Melting (SLM) for over 20 years.

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