New resin enables dental professionals to push new boundaries in surgical guide applications and in digital dentistry.
Formlabs, the designer and manufacturer of powerful and accessible 3D printing systems, today announced the release of Dental SG Resin, the first biocompatible resin in desktop 3D printing. Enabling professionals to push new boundaries in digital dentistry, Dental SG is a certified biocompatible Class 1 material designed primarily for surgical guide applications. The latest addition to Formlabs’ material portfolio, Dental SG will allow applications never seen before in the desktop 3D printing space such as high-precision drill guides from digital scan data for implant surgeries. Dental professionals can now move from a 3D model to a directly printed surgical guide at a quick turnaround and a tremendously a ordable price.
“When practitioners and researchers have the ability and access to develop incredibly precise tools for surgical applications, it opens up a new range of possibilities for the dental industry and for the medical science industry at large,” said Dávid Lakatos, Head of Product at Formlabs. “Formlabs is leading the way in helping to advance patient care by introducing solutions that enable personalized surgical planning and mass customization. Material innovation, like with the introduction of Dental SG, is a key driver in growing the adoption of digital dentistry powered by 3D printing.”
In recent years, dental applications in desktop 3D printing have rapidly taken o . Formlabs products have become indispensable tools for dental innovation. Dentists use the Form 2 to create surgical guides, educational models, bleaching trays, retainers, aligners, and more. Some of the applications have transformed the medical eld. At the Indiana University School of Dentistry, Dr. Travis Bellicchi, a resident specializing in maxillofacial prosthetics, is developing a new digital work ow with Formlabs 3D printers to create accurate prostheses for individual patients, inspired by his work with Shirley Anderson, a Vietnam veteran who su ered severe jaw loss as a result of cancer. Today’s introduction of Dental SG will continue to signi cantly expand the industry’s repertoire of dental applications.
The new resin has already drawn praise from leaders in the dental community like Dr. Michael Scherer, who has been using Formlabs 3D printers in his private dental o ce for almost two years. He will be adding Dental SG to the curriculum of his 3D printing training for dentists.
“The addition of Dental SG Resin is a game-changer,” Dr. Scherer says. “Dental SG is poised to dramatically improve patient outcome of surgical procedures by making implant surgery faster, more precise, and ultimately more comfortable for the patient. Direct printing of surgical guides has traditionally required larger-scale 3D printers that are beyond the expense and comfort level of most dental laboratories and clinicians. The introduction of Dental SG Resin allows for benchtop surgical guide printing in dental o ces and smaller dental labs.”
Compatible with the Form 2 3D printer, the Dental SG biocompatible resin will be available directly from the Formlabs web store. Dental SG joins Formlabs’ comprehensive library of advanced materials for its 3D printers, which includes a suite of Standard and Functional resins for a variety of capabilities.
Along with Dental SG, Formlabs today also introduced updated formulations of Clear, Black, Flexible, and Tough Resins, providing customers with rapid prototyping needs with an improved current line of materials. Additionally, Formlabs announced the launch of the Materials Manager, which allows users to track resin consumption and tank usage and to easily switch between resins.