Formlabs now has a 3D printer aimed specifically at dentists, and capable of producing the likes of dentures more speedily – and more cost-effectively – than existing processes.
The Form 3B – a fresh dentist-targeted spin on the Form 3 printer which came out earlier in 2019 – is optimized to work with Formlabs’ dental resins. It uses stereolithography or SLA, an advanced 3D printing technique whereby liquid resin is hardened into a solid object using projected ultraviolet light.
As TechCrunch reports, Formlabs says that the printer is currently capable of producing crowns and bridges, dentures, clear retainers, custom mouth guards, splints, prototype models and more. In actual fact, though, this is a bit more than just a 3D printer. Formlabs has created a ‘Formlabs Dental’ division and offers an entire Dental Service Plan . Planning for the future So the Form 3B might cost a thousand dollars […]
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