Valplast has big news, unveils Valplast 3D at IDS 2015
Valplast International Corporation announced at IDS 2015, Cologne, Germany, the prototype of its 3D Printable Valplast Resin. This major advancement in additive manufacturing represents the very first Class IIA (European Union) and Class II (USA) Denture Base Resin that will yield a permanent restoration directly from 3D printing.
"Over the past five years Valplast has made a considerable investment in developing digital design and three dimensional printing techniques for the fabrication of removable dental appliances. We are extremely excited about now being able to print our classic Valplast® Flexible Dental Resin, combining the world's most popular flexible denture material with the most modern manufacturing techniques in the industry."
This new breakthrough represents a major upgrade over the current "Precise-Fit" technique which uses digital design and 3D printing of prototype dentures which are used to replace the waxing, blockout and duplication stages prior to the traditional Valplast injection molding process.
The production models of associated equipment are in design and testing and will be rolled out to the industry together with new techniques allowing flexible methods of fabrication and tooth placement.
The reveal has been a highlight of the show for many. Some of the early prototypes of 3D printed Valplast dentures are on display at the Valplast Stand (L058) in Hall 10.2.