3D Modeling Resin Designed for Accuracy, Detail, and Speed

Dentistry Today


KeyModel Ultra 3D dental modeling resin from Keystone Industries and Henkel offers a new level of accuracy, detail, and speed, according to the companies. It is formulated for rapid printing and fast post curing. Also, it is designed to reduce peel forces, which increases print accuracy. 

Additionally, KeyModel Ultra doesn’t require release agents for thermoforming aligners and other devices. Its flawless detail ensures that all thermoformed devices fit perfectly, the companies said, and it can be carved without chipping to adjust the model when needed. It is available in ivory and light gray.

“The collaboration of the Henkel and Keystone teams created an opportunity to develop a model material with new innovative characteristics. Our KeyModel Ultra prints faster than other materials and offers a smoother finished surface,” said Doug Statham, senior director of digital materials at Keystone.

“As model printing for clear aligners is the number one application in dental, our teams developed a material that offers an integrated release agent, making vacuum-formed aligners easier to remove than with other materials and improving the workflow. In addition, Keystone and Henkel are supplying this material at reduced costs compared to other model material on the market, providing greater value to our end users,” Statham said.

“We are excited in cooperation with Keystone to introduce KeyModel Ultra to the dental market,” said Ken Kisner, head of innovation for 3D printing at Henkel. “Henkel’s rapid innovation capabilities in collaboration with Keystone’s manufacturing and market knowhow have again enabled another outstanding technology, delivering the next generation of modeling resins that provide speed, accuracy, and detail.”

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