The association of the Henkel and Keystone teams formed an opportunity to develop a model material with new groundbreaking characteristics.
FREMONT, CA: As part of their ongoing cooperation for 3D printing applications in the dental sector Keystone Industries (Keystone) and Henkel have formed KeyModel Ultra. This next generation of 3D dental modeling resins provides a new level of precision, detail, and speed. KeyModel Ultra is designed for fast printing and rapid post-curing and is also intended to minimize peel power, which improves print accuracy.
The association of the Henkel and Keystone teams formed an opportunity to develop a model material with new groundbreaking characteristics. “Our KeyModel Ultra prints faster than other materials and offers a smoother finished surface,” explains Doug Statham, Senior Director of Digital Materials, Keystone. “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.”
KeyModel Ultra does not need release agents for thermoforming aligners and other instruments. Its flawless detail ensures that all thermoformed devices suit properly and can be carved without chipping to change the model as appropriate. KeyModel Ultra is available in ivory and light gray colors.
“We are excited in cooperation with Keystone to introduce KeyModel Ultra to the dental market,” said Ken Kisner, Head of Innovation for 3D Printing, Henkel. “Henkel’s rapid innovation capabilities in collaboration with Keystones 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.”