Dutch 3D printing materials producer Liqcreate has introduced the launch of two new dental-oriented photopolymer resins.
Developed in tandem with dental professionals, Liqcreate’s Dental Mannequin Professional Gray and Beige supplies characteristic ultra-low shrinkage and a matte end, making them ultimate for producing detailed prosthodontic and orthodontic fashions.
Designed to be used with SLA, MSLA and DLP programs, the agency says that its new resins additionally possess “distinctive stability and dimensional accuracy,” lending them potential inside C&B, dental modelling and thereforming purposes, in addition to the creation of implant fashions and detachable dies.
Liqcreate’s rising dental portfolio
Based mostly within the Dutch metropolis of Utrecht, Liqcreate’s experience lies within the formulation of SLA, MSLA, LCD and DLP polymers to be used throughout the industrial, shopper items, medical and automotive industries. Whereas the agency’s providing already addresses the wants of a broad vary of prototyping and engineering purposes, over the past 4 years, it has begun to quickly construct on its product portfolio.
Simply final yr, the corporate launched its Premium Flex and Tough resins, which characteristic a excessive degree of flexibility and affect power, making them ultimate for purposeful prototyping. Liqcreate has additionally focused the dental sector prior to now, with its peach-colored Premium Model material that’s designed to yield aligner fashions, thus the brand new Dental Mannequin Professional successfully dietary supplements its present providing.
Because the launch of its Premium resin class, the agency has stepped issues up even additional, introducing the high-end Flexible-X and Tough-X engineering resins, which characteristic a excessive degree of tear power and an IZOD affect resistance of over 70 J/M, earlier than this yr releasing the ceramic-infused Composite-X, an ultra-rigid materials characterised by a flexural modulus of over 9000 MPa.
Now, simply 4 months on, Liqcreate has opted to launch two new dental variants, which have been formulated to lead to fashions which permit dentists to hold out ultra-precise orthodontic and prosthodontic procedures.
Excessive-resolution dental modelling
Designed to fulfill the lofty calls for of the dental trade, Liqcreate’s Dental Mannequin Professional Gray and Beige resins have been extensively validated by trade consultants previous to their launch.
Already, adopters of the Gray materials have discovered that it’s well-suited to producing dental fashions with depth and element as a result of its opaque shade, which supplies them with a perfect view of undercuts, along with a matte floor that’s nice for impression scanning whereas being aesthetically interesting for each dentist and affected person.
Liqcreate’s Beige resin, against this, is not only able to yielding dental fashions, however enabling the creation of crown and bridge build-ups with very low shrinkage, lending it added performance. With reference to compatibility, each supplies can be utilized with DLP Asiga Max, Ackuretta Dentiq, Photon UnionTech, Shining and Phrozen programs amongst others when operated within the 385 – 420nm vary, whereas producing minimal odour within the course of.
By way of properties, the 2 resins have been launched in 250g and 1kg bottles with the identical viscosity of 700 cps at 25°C, however the Gray iteration contains a barely increased tensile power of 49 MPa. Likewise, the Gray model’s flexural power of 89 MPa is relatively larger than that of the Beige, thus the resins have barely totally different qualities, but their end-usage stays the identical.
Each Liqcreate’s Dental Model Pro Grey and Beige supplies at the moment are accessible to order. These focused on buying both of the brand new resins can discover out extra by visiting the corporate’s website or these of its distributors.
An SLA 3D printing partnership
Elsewhere, alongside the launch of its Dental Mannequin Professional resins, Liqcreate has additionally supplied an perception into its newly-announced partnership with SLA 3D printer producer UnionTech. First revealed at TCT Asia 2021, the collaboration has seen the companies working collectively on application-specific 3D printing materials R&D, and by combining their experience they in the end purpose to “improve AM to the following degree.”
In the midst of their partnership up to now, the businesses have certified a number of of Liqcreate’s resins to be used with the Cute 300 3D printer, together with its medical-focused Premium White and jewellery and industrial-minded Wax Castable resins, with its Dental Mannequin Professional Beige anticipated to be appropriate upon launch, and associated parameters can now be discovered straight through UnionTech’s software program.
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Featured picture exhibits Liqcreate’s new Dental Mannequin Professional Gray and Beige resins. Picture through Liqcreate.