Materials Target 3-D Printed Models and Dentures

Dentistry Today


Formlabs has announced a pair of dental 3-D printing materials and biocompatible materials designed for 3-D printed dentures, all of which will be showcased and demonstrated at IDS 2017 in Koelnmesse, Germany, March 21 to March 26. The new materials include the following:

  • Dental Model: a high-accuracy resin for crown and bridge models with removable dies;
  • Dental LT Clear: a long-term biocompatible resin for direct-printing orthodontic appliances such as splints and retainers;
  • A pair of Class IIa biocompatible materials for the direct 3-D printing of dentures.

Also, Formlabs will partner with 3Shape to introduce software integration solutions for seamless dental 3-D printing workflows to market. This collaboration follows Formlabs’ recent distribution agreement with Zahn Dental. Formlabs’ Form 2 3-D printer targets dental applications.

“To date, Formlabs dental users have completed more than 150,000 prints, and Form 2 printed guides have been used in more than 10,000 implant surgeries,” said Gideon Balloch, dental product lead at Formlabs.

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