3D printing firm Formlabs has launched Dental LT Clear, the first long-term biocompatible resin in desktop 3D printing for orthodontic applications for orthodontic devices. There are also new improvements to its Dental SG Resin, reducing print speeds for surgical guides by up to 50%.

The fastest Formlabs material to date, Dental LT Clear can be used to print splints and retainers in less than 50 minutes for a single unit. Full build platforms, with up to seven splints, can be completed in under two hours.

With the latest PreForm software update, Form 2 3D printer users can also benefit from speed improvements in Formlabs’ Dental SG Resin. Single surgical guide prints will now be 50% faster, while full builds benefit from a 20% speed boost.

‘We couldn’t be more excited by how quickly 3D printing is becoming part of the standard of care in dentistry,’ said Gideon Balloch, dental product lead at Formlabs. ‘Over 50,000 surgeries have been performed with a Formlabs printed surgical guide – and that’s just 10% of what dental users are doing with our printers. Dental LT Clear adds yet another digital workflow to a library that offers professionals more efficient, accurate, and affordable production methods, enabling faster treatments for patients with better clinical outcomes.’

In addition to new product releases, Formlabs continues to build on its unabated growth via deepening partnership and distribution deals with 3Shape and Henry Schein, some of the largest players in the dental market.

Interested customers can request a free sample of Formlabs’ Dental LT Clear or Dental SG material at formlabs.com/request-sample-part/