Desktop Health and Carbon Partner to Bring Flexcera Smile Ultra+

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Desktop Health and Carbon Partner to Bring Flexcera Smile Ultra+

Desktop Health and Carbon Partner to Bring Flexcera Smile Ultra+ Source: Business Wire

The first Flexcera family resin validated for Carbon systems is Desktop Health’s Flexcera Smile Ultra+, an FDA 510(k) cleared Class II material for permanent, 3D printable dental restorations, followed closely by Flexcera Base

Hundreds of dental laboratories all around the world will now have access to the nanoceramic resin thanks to a new cooperation between Carbon and Desktop Health to validate Flexcera Smile Ultra+ for usage on the Carbon platform. These businesses are also introducing Flexcera Base, a new denture material with high durability and resistance to cracking.

In 2020, about 41 million Americans were using dentures, therefore this development helps a sizable population. In a broader sense, dental trauma affects almost a billion individuals globally.

FlexceraTM Smile Ultra+, an innovative nanoceramic resin, has been validated for use on the Carbon® platform, making it available to hundreds of high-volume dental labs around the world. Desktop HealthTM is a brand of Desktop Metal (NYSE:DM), and Carbon® is a leader in the oral health additive manufacturing space.

Permanent 3D-printed restorations, such as dentures, crowns, bridges, veneers, and more, are revolutionising digital dentistry because to Flexcera Smile Ultra+ excellent strength, lifelike looks, and long-term performance. This innovative dental prosthesis material is the result of over three years of R&D and makes use of a novel long-chain chemistry to achieve superior performance. One of numerous Flexcera brand resins now on the market, this highly adaptable material allows for the rapid production of unique, long-term, or short-term fixes.

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The demand for Desktop Metal’s Flexcera line of resins has been “overwhelming,” according to company founder and CEO Ric Fulop. We are excited to share our unique resin with a new 3D printing hardware manufacturer. Carbon is well-liked among dental labs, and we’re happy to be working with them.

Customers like you are driving the transition from traditional dentures to digital ones. They have manufactured hundreds of thousands of dentures on our platform, but that’s only a drop in the bucket because 3D printed dentures are still in their infancy,” said Phil DeSimone in the Carbon CEO’s office. We are excited to provide Flexcera Smile Ultra+to our clients and remain committed to assisting laboratories in meeting the industry’s evolving demands. The materials are well acclaimed in the industry and perfectly complement the rest of our offerings.

For Desktop Health’s President Lou Azzara: “We are excited to provide the dental community access the outstanding aesthetic and strength benefits of Flexcera through our partners at Carbon.”

If you want a grin that lasts, try FlexceraTM grin Ultra+. It’s a next-gen hybrid nanoceramic resin that’s Class II certified by the FDA for a variety of dental restorations such crowns, inlays, onlays, bridges, veneers, complete, monolithic, and partial dentures, and denture teeth. The U.S. has immediate access to Flexcera Smile Ultra+, and the European Union (EU) will follow suit shortly.

Carbon and Desktop Health are working on a release for Flexcera BaseTM and Flexcera Smile Ultra+, a denture material with outstanding fracture resistance, for later this year.

Visit for more information on Flexcera Smile Ultra+ and the rest of the Flexcera family of resins.

About Carbon

Carbon is a 3D printing technology company helping businesses to develop better products like Flexcera Smile Ultra+ and bring them to market in less time. The Carbon DLS™ process combines versatile printers, advanced software, and best-in-class materials to deliver functional parts with end-use performance and aesthetics, helping engineers and designers to create products that outperform expectations. From prototyping and low-volume production to production-at-scale, global organizations use the Carbon process to create a wide range of functional end-use parts and print them reliably wherever and whenever they need them through Carbon’s production network partners. Carbon is a venture-backed company headquartered in Redwood City, CA. To learn more, visit and follow Carbon on LinkedIn.

About Desktop Health

Desktop Health, a healthcare brand within the Desktop Metal portfolio, delivers trusted additive manufacturing and material technologies that improve patient lives with the new Flexcera Smile Ultra+. For 20+ years, Desktop Health’s high-accuracy 3D printers and premium biocompatible materials have produced regulatory-approved dental, medical, and biofabrication solutions. For more on Desktop Health, visit

About Desktop Metal

Desktop Metal (NYSE:DM) is driving Additive Manufacturing 2.0, a new era of on-demand, digital mass production of industrial, medical, and consumer products. Our innovative 3D printers, materials, and software deliver the speed, cost, and part quality required for this transformation. We’re the original inventors and world leaders of the 3D printing methods we believe will empower this shift, binder jetting and digital light processing. Today, our systems print metal, polymer, sand and other ceramics, as well as foam and recycled wood. Manufacturers use our technology worldwide to save time and money, reduce waste, increase flexibility, and produce designs that solve the world’s toughest problems and enable once-impossible innovations. Learn more about Desktop Metal and our #TeamDM brands at

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