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3D printing: With its dental resin, Desktop Health wants to conquer the European market

Desktop Health, a subsidiary of the specialist in metal 3D printing Desktop Metal dedicated to health, announces that it has obtained CE marking for its “Flexcera” resin intended for the manufacture of dental prostheses. This sesame allows him to sell his medical device to member countries of the European Union, in particular to dental care professionals. Marketing is scheduled for late summer 2021.

Up to 8 prostheses in two hours

This medical resin was designed to showcase the strength of ceramic, promises the American company. It is compatible with Envision TEC 3D printing thanks to which up to 8 personalized dentures can be produced simultaneously in less than two hours. Desktop Health promises that its resin is three times stronger than competitive premium resins and moisture resistant to prevent stains and fading.

The European dental prosthesis market is estimated at 878 million euros, according to Desktop Health, and is particularly stimulated by new manufacturing processes. Indeed, additive manufacturing offers increased personalization that is particularly interesting in the dental sector.

Stratasys take on dental care

Moreover, this company, located in Newport Beach, California, is not the first to enter this market. Last March, the giant Stratasys launched its J5 DentalJet printer and seven new resins, some of which are biocompatible. The printer can manufacture up to 41 implants per day.

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