3D printer manufacturer Formlabs has announced two new materials for dental and medical applications available for the Form 3B, Form 3B+ and Form 3BL printers: Dental LT Comfort Resin and Biomed Durable Resin.
“At Formlabs, we are continuously empowering our customers to push the boundaries in 3D printing,” said Guillaume Bailliard, President at Formlabs. “With the release of these two new materials, we’re proud to expand our material library and enable dental and healthcare professionals and engineers to push the boundaries of device development.”
Dental LT Comfort Resin provides dentists with an efficient, cost-effective solution for the fabrication of long-term, comfortable and biocompatible bite splints and night guards. It is ideally suited for comfortable long-term bite splints, night guards and bleaching trays. Dental and orthodontic laboratories and dental practices can now directly print flexible splints that are long-term biocompatible, comfortable for patients, and require minimal polishing to achieve high optical transparency for long-term use.
“When I had the opportunity to beta-test the Dental LT Comfort from Formlabs Dental, I was amazed,” said Stephan Kreimer, Director of Kreimer Dentallabor GmbH & Co. KG. “The material’s pre-polished appearance and exceptional translucency right after printing significantly reduced post-processing time. Furthermore, I was impressed by its fracture resistance and flexibility, which ensure optimal comfort, making it the perfect choice for dental splints.”
BioMed Durable Resin was specifically designed to meet the demands of a material that can withstand impact, rough handling and pressure. It is therefore perfect for patient-specific instruments (PSI) and customizable surgical instruments.
“We see Biomed Durable Resin as an ideal platform for the printing of single-use, patient-specific surgical instrumentation,” said TMauricio Toro, CEO and Co-Founder, TechFit. “The increased mechanical properties provide more design flexibility and increased indications while maintaining the biological properties required for reliably producing the best surgical results.”