Formlabs launches new 3D printing dental business unit


Formlabs, the designer and manufacturer of powerful and accessible 3D printing systems, has announced it is strengthening its commitment to the dental market.

Formlabs, the designer and manufacturer of powerful and accessible 3D printing systems, has announced it is strengthening its commitment to the dental market. According to a Key Group survey, Formlabs is the most installed 3D printer for small, medium and large sized dental labs. Formlabs Dental, the company’s newly announced dental business unit, is made up of a team of dental professionals dedicated to providing the best 3D printing solutions in the industry. The new Form 3B printer and platform will have the next generation of dental materials, dedicated service team, and software to help streamline workflows.

“Since launching the Form 2, 3D printing adoption within the dental industry has increased significantly," said Dr. Jay Burton, DMD, MBA, Board Certified Orthodontist at SmileMaker Orthodontics. "By bringing down the cost for entry, Formlabs revolutionized the dental market. Today’s announcement of the Form 3B will continue to grow the technology’s adoption and help to provide dental products you’d be proud to deliver. The incredibly accurate Form 3B produces crisp and consistent dental parts and Dental Service Plan provides the confidence to go digital.”

Formlabs has more than 50 materials scientists and print process engineers to back Formlabs Dental products with a strong 3D printing team. Formlabs has a robust offering of 10+ dental materials that are available to be used on the new Form 3B printer, including in-house developed biocompatible Surgical Guide Resin. Formlabs is also now offering four new shades in the Dentures material library. The company continues to improve and launch new print settings for its legacy Dental SG and Dental LT materials. 

This one printer allows for a growing list of more than 10+ dental applications, according to the company. Users can switch seamlessly between a library of resins with a no-hassle cartridge system. Each application is validated and tested by a team of dental experts to ensure quality and accuracy, including: 

  • Crown and bridge models

  • Clear aligner and retainer models

  • Diagnostic models

  • Surgical guides

  • Occlusal splints

  • Patterns for casting and pressing

  • Dentures with 4 base and 6 tooth shades

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To support market adoption, the new Formlabs Dental Service Plan is backed by a dedicated team of certified dental specialists providing self-serve learning pathways and specialized trainings. The Dental Service Plan includes: personalized in-person or video training; priority email and phone support with dental specialists; and hot swapping printers for nonstop production.

“When patients visit the dentist, they want a fast, customized solution for their teeth,” said Max Lobovsky, CEO and co-founder of Formlabs. “Our new Form 3B printer is uniquely tailored to seamlessly digitize, streamline and expedite workflow so dentists and technicians can focus on providing patients with the outcomes they expect and deserve. We have already touched the lives of over hundreds of thousands of patients, having printed 13 million dental parts on the Form 2 and, with the launch of Form 3B, aim to expand that reach even further to ensure all dental care providers can bring an exceptional level of attention to their patients.”

In addition, Formlabs Dental is announcing the Formlabs Materials Partner Platform for the Form 3B. The Formlabs Materials Partner Platform allows 3rd party manufacturers to work together with Formlabs, bringing the best and most cutting edge materials to the market on the popular and affordable Formlabs system. Interested manufacturers that would like to make their materials available on the Form 3B should contact Formlabs.

"Today’s announcement is a further validation of Formlab's continued commitment to the dental market," said Stephan Kreimer, manager at Kreimer Dentallabor GmbH & Co. KG. "The new Form 3B, Surgical Guide Resin and Dental Service Plan empower users to expand upon their current workflows to become digital."

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