Formlabs Announces Faster Biocompatible Materials for Long-Term Use
New desktop 3D printing applications power company’s rapid growth in digital dentistry
SOMERVILLE, Mass., Oct. 12, 2017 – Formlabs, the designer and manufacturer of powerful and accessible 3D printing systems, today announced the release of Dental LT Clear, the first long-term biocompatible resin in desktop 3D printing for orthodontic applications for orthodontic devices. Formlabs also released improvements to its Dental SG Resin, reducing print speeds for surgical guides by up to 50 percent.
“Since entering the dental market in 2016, Formlabs has quickly established itself as the premier player in dental 3D printing,” said Dávid Lakatos, Chief Product Officer at Formlabs. “We now command the largest dental 3D printer user base, have sold thousands of printers to dental professionals, and are growing at a pace of over 600 percent year on year. All of this has catalyzed an industry-wide shift to 3D printing and digital dentistry.”
The fastest Formlabs material to-date, Dental LT Clear can be used to print splints and retainers in less than 50 minutes for a single unit. Full build platforms, with up to seven splints, can be completed in under two hours.
With the latest PreForm software update, Form 2 3D printer users can also benefit from speed improvements in Formlabs’ ’Dental SG Resin. Single surgical guide prints will now be 50 percent percent faster, while full builds benefit from a 20 percent percent speed boost.
“We couldn’t be more excited by how quickly 3D printing is becoming part of the standard of care in dentistry,” said Gideon Balloch, Dental Product Lead at Formlabs. “Over 50,000 surgeries have been performed with a Formlabs printed surgical guide—and that’s just 10 percent of what dental users are doing with our printers. Dental LT Clear adds yet another digital workflow to a library that offers professionals more efficient, accurate, and affordable production methods, enabling faster treatments for patients with better clinical outcomes. It’s only going to continue to grow.”
In addition to new product releases, Formlabs continues to build on its unabated growth via deepening partnership and distribution deals with 3Shape and Henry Schein, some of the largest players in the dental market.
Interested customers can request a free sample of Formlabs’ Dental LT Clear or Dental SG material here.
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.