Formlabs, the designer and manufacturer of powerful and accessible 3D printing systems kicked off CES 2019 with the launch of two new resin materials – Elastic Resin and Digital Dentures, the company announced in an official release.
The new Elastic Resin is Formlabs’ softest Engineering Resin with a 50A Shore durometer, suited for prototyping silicone parts that need to bend, stretch, compress, and withstand repeated cycling without tearing.
On the other hand, the new digital dentures – Denture Base Resin and Denture Teeth Resin are Class II long-term biocompatible materials that enable dental professionals to produce 3D printed dentures accurately and reliably. Digital denture manufacturing fits seamlessly into traditional clinical protocol, but is also ready for purely digital workflows once they become widely adopted. The new Digital Denture Resins are shipping in the U.S., offering the first truly accessible direct printed dental prosthetics.
Apart from introducing two new resins, Formlabs is also demonstrating how 3D printing is changing the way the company works and its contribution in the development or manufacturing of almost every commercial product presented at CES 2019, which kicked off today in Las Vegas, United States.
Speaking about the potential of 3D printing, Max Lobovsky, Co-Founder and CEO at Formlabs said, “3D printing continues to be one of the most important tools for anyone making anything. Time and time again we hear about the importance of seeing a product or project physically vs. digitally, which is why this year we’re showing workflows from end-to-end. Whether you’re creating a creature, or introducing personalization to your product line, it helps to bring that process to life for an audience at CES.”
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At the event, Formlabs is also featuring live demos from leading industry creature designers showcasing their creative workflow from scan-to-sculpt-to-print. Starting with 10 second lifelike face-scanning from Bellus3D FaceApp, designers can incorporate real faces into their creature development with a Wacom tablet in ZBrush software from Pixologic before they hit print on the Form 2 3D printer.
Formlabs is also presenting its recent partnership with Gillette which launched an e-commerce customized razor concept Razor Maker™: powered by Gillette® offering consumers a series of customizable 3D-printed handles. Visitors who stop by will also see a print farm in action, with more than 40+ Form 2 printers on display.