Zortrax has just launched a new line of biocompatible resins for medical and dental applications. These new materials are especially useful for bridges, crowns, surgical and prosthetic goods. Zortrax has also optimised these materials for use with their Inkspire 3D printer, allowing for precise and quick development of crucial medical devices using their LCD printing system.
The first resin is the Raydent Crown & Bridge class IIa biocompatible. As the name suggests, it has dental applications but only temporary ones, lasting up to 30 days. Naturally, it is safe for contact with human tissue for this time period. It brings in high abrasion resistance and permanently smooth surfaces with easy anatomical shaping.
Similarly, the second material is the Raydent Surgical Guide for precise prosthetic surgical guides, as the image shows. It has a Class I biocompatibility and is safe for transient contact with human tissue for extensive periods. The material is also translucent for better visibility. Zortrax designed it for high dimensional accuracy to fit the features of the patient’s needs and the correct placement of implants or guidance for tools. It has a low viscosity and water resistance so it can be kept in hygienic conditions.
Inkspire Optimised Resins
Both resins are already available on the company’s website. With these new resins Zortrax is moving closer to the production of final products for patient and doctor’s usage. More importantly, they integrate with the body properly and are far more suited to their technology. For doctors, the advent of LCD 3D printing cuts costs and saves time, while eliminating human error.
Featured image courtesy of Zortrax.