Qmed Staff

June 21, 2016

1 Min Read
Plastics to Solve Medtech's 3-D Printing Problem

Here's one example: a desktop 3-D printing resin that is actually biocompatible. 

Qmed Staff

Formlabs Dental SG Resin

Sommervile, MA-based Formlabs is touting its Dental SG Resin as the first biocompatible resin for desktop 3-D printing.

The promise that 3-D printing holds for medtech has been hindered by the limited materials available. The situation, though, could be changing. 

New 3-D printing materials hold the promise of tougher, more flexible products, according to a slideshow posted on Qmed's sister UBM media outlet Design News

Formlabs, for example, claims that its new material, called Dental SG Resin, is the first biocompatible resin for use in desktop 3-D printing. The Somerville, MA-based company already boasts a professional-grade, stereolithographic, desktop 3-D printer that costs only a few thousand dollars.  

Dental SG Resin is a certified biocompatible Class 1 material. It enables the printing of highly precise drill guides for implant surgeries. 

Check out the full slideshow on Design News. 

Chris Newmarker is senior editor of Qmed and MPMN. Follow him on Twitter at @newmarker.

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