Formlabs Receives MDR Certification for New Dental Material
Dental LT Clear Resin (V2) is an improved version of Dental LT Clear Resin (V1) suitable for occlusal splints and bite splints. The new material prints high-quality clear parts and can be polished for superior aesthetics. It is also colorfast and resistant to fracture.
Berlin, Sep. 06, 2022 – Formlabs, the leader in 3D printing, introduces a new resin for the dental industry: Dental LT Clear Resin (V2) is an improved version of Dental LT Clear Resin (V1), suitable for occlusal splints. The new long-term, Class IIa, biocompatible material prints clear parts and can be polished for superior aesthetics. It is also colorfast and resistant to fracture.
The material, which has been available in the USA since June 2020, has now also received MDR (Medical Device Regulation) certification. The Medical Devices Regulation covers all medical devices sold in Europe, including Formlabs products.
The color and clarity of Dental LT Clear Resin (V2) is comparable to PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate) used in milling and has a high resistance to discoloration. The material is also 60% less yellow than Dental LT Clear Resin (V1) while still offering the required rigidity (Shore hardness 78) for use in the dental field.
“Formlabs Dental offers 3D printers, materials, and workflows that meet the dental industry's requirements. In this way, they enable efficient, affordable and custom care while improving patient outcomes. The new material is perfectly suited for dental laboratories as well as dental and orthodontic practices,” says Stefan Holländer, Managing Director EMEA at Formlabs. “Patients assess their dental or orthodontic treatment based on the durability of the products and how comfortable they feel when they leave the practice. Dental LT Clear Resin (V2) is a high-performance material that lasts and improves the patient's experience.”
“I have been using Dental LT Clear Resin (V2) for 2 years now and it has become my go-to material for occlusal splint fabrication. The material is high performance; amazing clarity, precise fit, and creates a stable occlusion that patients report becoming very comfortable with. With Dental LT Clear Resin (V2), we have a digital splint workflow that is superior in speed, cost, and predictability. When looking at your ROI for going digital, Formlabs Dental makes that decision easy, and CLEAR.”
- Dr. Andrew Reingold, D.M.D, Associate Faculty at The Dawson Academy
An extensively tested system for simple, cost-effective occlusal splints
Dental LT Clear Resin (V2) was developed by Formlabs Dental to work seamlessly with Formlabs 3D printers. An extensive validation and testing process makes sure prints work every time: quick setup, no in-field calibration, and no messy material handling.
Formlabs Dental is continuously working to develop new materials for dentistry while ensuring a growing number of supported indications on the Form 3B, Form 3B+, and Form 3BL dental 3D printers.
Visit dental.formlabs.com for more information.
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About Formlabs Dental
Formlabs is expanding access to digital fabrication, so that anyone can make anything. The leading 3D printing company launched its new Dental business unit in November 2019 to uniquely meet the needs of dental labs and practices of all sizes. Formlabs Dental consists of a team of dental professionals dedicated to providing the best 3D-printing solutions in the industry. By printing 13 million dental parts on the Form 2, Formlabs has positively impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients, and expanded that impact even further with the recently launched Form 3B(+) and Form 3BL dental 3D printers. Further to hardware products, Formlabs employs over 50 material scientists and offers a robust line of dental materials that can be used on Form 3B+ and Form 3BL printers. Visit dental.formlabs.com for more information.
Formlabs is expanding access to digital fabrication, so that anyone can make anything. With headquarters in Somerville, Massachusetts, and offices in Germany, Japan, China, Singapore, Hungary, and North Carolina, Formlabs is the professional 3D printer manufacturer of choice for engineering, product design, and manufacturing professionals around the world. Formlabs products include the Form 3+, Form 3B+, Form 3L, and Form 3BL, which use an advanced form of Stereolithography (SLA), Low Force Stereolithography (LFS)™, Form Wash post-processing solutions, and Form Cure, the Fuse 1 and Fuse 1+ SLS 3D printers, and the Form Cell manufacturing solution. With its Factory Solutions range for industrial users, Formlabs offers tomorrow's factories the flexibility and versatility they need for demanding, evolving industrial applications. Formlabs also develops its own line of high-performance materials that continue to push the boundaries of 3D printing, as well as best-in-class 3D printing software. Visit formlabs.com for more information.