Formlabs showcases automated 3D printing system

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Form Cell will demo 24/7 lights-out manufacturing and will ship to initial dental lab customers in the first half of the year.

Formlabs will showcase the Form Cell, a fully automated 3D printing platform, for the first time to the dental world, at LMT Lab Day and a range of dental workflows at Chicago Midwinter Meeting.

Form Cell, the first commercially available automated 3D printing system, ships to initial customers in the first half of 2018. New England Orthodontic Lab and Recigno Lab will be taking advantage of automation with the Form Cell as a cost-effective way to scale up production, reduce labor costs and enable 24/7, lights-out manufacturing.

“Digital is my future. I'm constantly looking at what my business is going to need in the next 2-5 years, and staying ahead of those trends, said Christian Saurman, New England Orthodontic Lab. “3D printing with the Form 2 and automating this process with the Form Cell is a huge part of remaining competitive as a lab."

The Form Cell builds on a strong foundation by Formlabs, whose Form 2 3D printers have already been adopted by thousands of dental users. By delivering a reliable and cost-effective platform for a traditionally expensive technology, Formlabs Form 2 printers have a 95 percent print success rate, building confidence in adoption of 3D printing for a wide range of dental applications, including thermoformed aligners, models, surgical guides and splints.

"Formlabs has done an amazing job with all of the automated systems under the hood, they’ve made reliable 3D printing something that I can now take for granted,” said David Recigno, Recigno Labs. "We're already scaling up production with the Form 2, and are looking towards further streamlining production costs with the Form Cell. Recigno Labs has for over 60 years utilized advanced technology to advance the practices of dentists throughout the U.S.”

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“To date, Form 2 users have completed more than 100,000 surgeries with Dental SG, made more than 20,000 splints and printed more than 1 million 3D printed dental parts,” said Gideon Balloch, Dental Product Lead at Formlabs. “The Form 2 is powerful for dental businesses of any size, and the Form Cell is a strong next step for labs to consider as they look to scale. Our customers have seen a huge improvement in printing with Form 2 for high-quality, reliable, cost-effective and diverse material option prints.”

Check out the below video to hear more about Form Cell from Formlabs Dental Product Lead Gideon Balloch at LMT Lab Day:

 

To learn more please visit formlabs.com.

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