Keystone, Henkel Collaborate on Launch of New 3D Dental Modeling Resin

Companies work together on KeyModel Ultra, designed to print faster than other materials and offer a smoother finished surface.

Keystone Industries (Keystone) and Henkel have developed KeyModel Ultra, a next generation of 3D dental modeling resin designed to offer a new level of accuracy, detail, and speed. KeyModel Ultra is formulated for rapid printing and fast post curing and is also designed to reduce peel forces, which increases print accuracy.

The collaboration of the Henkel and Keystone teams created an opportunity to develop a model material with new innovative characteristics. KeyModel Ultra prints faster than other materials and offers a smoother finished surface, according to Keystone, which has an ongoing collaboration with Henkel for 3D printing applications in the dental industry.

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

This is the first of many new launches, to come, where the longstanding know-how of Keystone in the dental space, coupled with Henkel’s extensive material science know-how will continue to drive the transition to digital dentistry, the companies state.