SprintRay, a manufacturer of digital dentistry and 3D printing solutions, has announced the commercial launch of OnX Tough, a “next generation” hybrid ceramic resin for 3D printing of dental prostheses. The resin was developed using the NanoFusion technology developed by SprintRay and, according to the company, provides high durability and natural transparency.

OnX Tough is fully integrated with SprintRay 3D prosthetic printing systems, which include Pro55 S and Pro 95 S printers, Smart Print AI software and a portfolio of over 15 proprietary, biocompatible and model materials. Its properties are described by Dr. Sumeet Jain, vice president of materials at SprintRay – “creating OnX Tough, we decided to design a new generation resin that solved the key limitation of modern 3D printed prosthetics – durability and strength. To address these limitations, we developed NanoFusion technology, a new approach to dental chemistry. NanoFusion materials have a new formulation and form dense polymer chains to provide dentures with best-in-class fracture toughness, five times greater than first-generation technology. In addition, the composition provides a perfect combination of translucency and opacity, imitating the natural dentition.

The company says the demand for dental prosthetics continues to grow and forecasts the global market to reach $ 9.71 billion by 2026. According to SprintRay, approximately 178 million adults are missing at least one tooth and 40 million have edentulousness (all teeth are missing). Traditional methods of making dentures involve sending digital or analog impressions to a laboratory, which SprintRay says requires a turnaround time of 3-4 weeks for some patients. The company believes that additive manufacturing allows for much faster production of dental prostheses already in the dentist’s office, and with its new material it wants to accelerate and facilitate their production even more.

Source: www.sprintray.com
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