As part of their ongoing collaboration for 3D printing applications in the dental industry, Keystone Industries (Keystone) and Henkel have developed KeyModel Ultra. This next generation of 3D dental modeling resin offers a new level of accuracy, detail, and speed. KeyModel Ultra is formulated for rapid printing and fast post curing and is also designed to reduce peel forces, which increases print accuracy.

KeyModel Ultra does not require release agents for thermoforming aligners and other devices. Its flawless detail ensures that all thermoformed devices fit perfectly, and it can be carved without chipping to adjust the model when needed. KeyModel Ultra is available in ivory and light grey.

“The collaboration of the Henkel and Keystone teams created an opportunity to develop a model material with new innovative characteristics. Our KeyModel Ultra prints faster than other materials and offers a smoother finished surface,” explains Doug Statham, Senior Director of Digital Materials at Keytone. “As model printing for clear aligner is the number one application in dental, our teams developed a material that offers an integrated release agent, making vacuum-formed aligners easier to remove than with other materials and improving the workflow. In addition, Keystone and Henkel are supplying this material at reduced costs compared to other model material on the market, providing greater value to our end users.”

“We are excited in cooperation with Keystone to introduce KeyModel Ultra to the dental market”, said Ken Kisner, Head of Innovation for 3D Printing at Henkel. “Henkel’s rapid innovation capabilities in collaboration with Keystone’s manufacturing and market know-how have again enabled another outstanding technology; delivering the next generation of modelling resins that provide speed, accuracy and detail. This is the first of many new launches, to come, where the longstanding know-how of Keystone in the dental space, coupled with our extensive material science know-how will continue to drive the transition to digital dentistry.”


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