- Flexcera Base Ultra+ is a 3D printable, light-curable resin used for the fabrication of the gingiva component of full and partial removable dentures
- 3D printing Flexcera Base Ultra+ helps dentists and dental labs reduce labor requirements and delivers a well-fitting and affordable solution for edentulous patients – all in fewer appointments
- The updated formulation is a nano-ceramic composite resin that delivers a stronger and stiffer denture base enabling thinner designs for improved durability and a perfect fit
- Part of the Flexcera family of resins, Flexcera Base Ultra+ is available in five natural gingiva shades including a new pink shade designed to closely resemble industry standards
- In combination with Flexcera Smile Ultra+, which is used to 3D print teeth, new Flexcera Base Ultra+ delivers a strong, reliable and aesthetic digital denture
- The global dentures market is experiencing substantial growth, valued at $2.8B in 2023 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2024 to 2030, reaching nearly $4.6B1
- Flexcera Base Ultra+ is an FDA 510(k) Class II cleared, CE Marked, and MDR Class I certified medical device
BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Desktop Health — the trusted production-grade medical 3D printing brand of Desktop Metal, Inc. (NYSE: DM) — today announced an even stronger formulation of its Flexcera resin for 3D printing gingiva, Flexcera Base Ultra+, which is used to fabricate full and partial removable dentures.
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Desktop Health is launching Flexcera Base Ultra+ for 3D printing gingiva in five natural shades. In combination with Flexcera Smile Ultra+, which is used to 3D print teeth, dentists and dental labs can now 3D print full and partial removable dentures that are strong, comfortable, and deliver a lifelike aesthetic. (Photo: Business Wire)
New Flexcera Base Ultra+ is 50% stronger than its predecessor2 with 70% greater resistance to deformation vs. ISO standards3. This improved flexural strength allows for the creation of thinner wall and socket designs, enhancing resistance to deformation for long-term durability, fit, and overall patient comfort. This powerhouse formulation better aligns with design expectations in the industry and also resists staining for confidence in long-term aesthetics.
“We are witnessing exponential growth in the adoption of these restorative solutions,” said Lou Azzara, President of Desktop Health. “When paired with the Einstein and the Einstein Pro XL printing systems, which exhibit best-in-class speed and accuracy, Flexcera Base Ultra+ prints 26% faster3 than its predecessor to scale production without compromising quality.”
In testing, Einstein Pro XL produces 21 Flexcera Base Ultra+ denture arches in about 90 minutes3 and reduces post-processing time for a highly efficient workflow.
“New Flexcera Base Ultra+ demonstrates how we listen to customers and give them what they’re asking for, such as a firmer final product in an industry favorite shade,” said Ric Fulop, Founder and CEO of Desktop Metal. “With more dental professionals than ever adopting a digital workflow and an aging population, the popular Flexcera family fits a growing need in the marketplace.”
Learn more about the Flexcera family of resins at TeamDM.com/Flexcera.
- Maximize Market Research, Forecast on the Global Dentures Market (2024-2030)
- Internal throughput testing, case and depth dependent, results on file 12/2023.
- Resistance to deformation defined by Flexcera Base Ultra+ DIN EN ISO 20795-1 flexural strength (MPa) when used in the Otoflash curing unit, results on file, 08/2023.
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 www.desktopmetal.com.
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