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Formlabs announces release of two new biocompatible resins


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Formlabs has released two new resins, which will be certified according to USP Class VI safety standards and provide better access to improved ergonomics. (Image: samuel perales/Shutterstock)
Dental Tribune International

By Dental Tribune International

Wed. 22. December 2021


SOMERVILLE, Mass., U.S.: The dramatic shift toward more personalized dental treatment is perhaps no more evident than within digital dentistry. In another step toward improving the treatment experience for both patient and dentist, leading 3D-printing company Formlabs has recently announced that it will be offering two new biocompatible resins: BioMed White and BioMed Black.

According to Formlabs, the two new resins were developed to diversify the medical resins available to the health care community and are designed for applications for which opaque materials are preferred for functionality or esthetic quality. They will be certified according to USP Class VI safety standards and provide premium esthetics that enable superior patient outcomes by providing access to improved ergonomics through fast medical device iterations, reliable surgical planning, and more.

With the 3D-printing options within dentistry continually expanding, the demand for both effective and safe materials for medical use is also increasing. In a press release, Director of Medical Market Development Gaurav Manchanda said, “The addition of these resins to Formlabs’ materials library will allow for greater flexibility in design and function and can be used in a variety of applications ranging from medical device manufacturing, biopharmaceutical processing, and consumer goods such as medical device components, wearables, and custom dental appliances.”

The resins were first unveiled late in November at the Radiological Society of North America’s 2021 symposium.


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