Orthodontic Draft Resin users have the ability to print aligner and retainer models in-house in under 20 minutes, opening up chair-side or same-day delivery for practices.
The 3D printing company Formlabs rolled out the reformulation of its proprietary Draft Resin, for the dental and orthodontic fields. According to the company, the reformulated Draft Resin enables users to print up to four times faster than currently available resins, while maintaining the highest degree of accuracy and improving part quality. The new formulation reportedly offers improved surface finish, post processing requirements, and a new grey color.
“One of the most powerful advantages of stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing is the wide range of printing materials,” said Max Lobovsky, CEO and co-founder of Formlabs. “Our customers don’t just need parts with the right geometry, they also need the right material properties. With our expansive library of resins, our users can make anything from surgical tools, to retainers, to jigs and fixtures and everything in between.”
The reformulated Draft Resin reportedly requires minimal support removal, wash, and cure times, and is ideal for initial prototyping, rapid iterations, live 3D printing demos, and high throughput. According to the company, orthodontic Draft Resin users have the ability to print aligner and retainer models in-house in under 20 minutes, opening up chair-side or same-day delivery for orthodontic practices.
For dental labs, Draft Resin enables improved throughput and efficiency, producing over 95 models per day on a Form 3BL 3D printer. The company notes that when compared to Formlabs Grey Resin, which can print eight models in 9 hours and 48 minutes, Draft Resin accomplishes this in just 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Formlabs products include the Form 3, Form 3B, Form 3L, and Form 3BL #D printers—powered by a form of stereolithography called Low Force Stereolithography (LFS) 3D printing—Form Wash and Form Cure post-processing solutions, Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer, and Form Cell manufacturing solution.