The first of the new resins, Elastic Resin, is designed for prototyping silicone parts and is said to be the softest of Formlabs’ Engineering Resins. The second, Digital Denture, is developed for accessible direct printed dental prosthetics. Furthermore, the company is displaying its custom 3D printed razor handles, created in partnership with Gillette.
“Of the more than 4,000 CES exhibitors, 3D printing was likely part of the ideation, development or manufacturing for more than 90% of them,” said Max Lobovsky, co-founder and CEO of Formlabs.
Formlabs at CES
With over 40 Form 2 3D printers on display at CES, Formlabs is demonstrating the capabilities of additive manufacturing coupled with high-performance resins. Last year at CES, the company introduced Grey Pro, an optically opaque resin designed for “precision and stiffness,” as well as the Fuse 1 3D printer – Formlabs’ first selective laser sintering (SLS) system.
Adding to its material portfolio, Elastic Resin will enable the creation of 3D printed silicone parts that must be bent, stretched, and compressed while withstanding repeated cycling without tearing. As such, this material has a 50A Shore durometer.
On the other hand, the new Digital Denture Resin will produce accurate and removable 3D printed full dentures. This joins Formlabs’ portfolio of dental materials, including the Dental Model and Dental LT Clear resins designed for creating bridges and crowns by dental laboratories. The Digital Denture Resins are currently shipping in the U.S.
Formlabs is also featuring live demonstrations of 3D models from creature designers who have used its scan-to-sculpt-to-print creative workflow. This process uses the Bellus3D FaceApp to execute 3D scans on the human face. This gives designers the option to incorporate real faces into their creature development with ZBrush software. Following this, the designer is able to 3D print their character models on the Form 2 3D printer.
“3D printing continues to be one of the most important tools for anyone making anything,” added Lobovsky.
“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.”
CES visitors can find Formlabs at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Upper Level, Booth #31517.
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Featured image shows 3D printed parts from Elastic Resin. Photo via Formlabs.