Arfona is a dental firm based in New York. It was established in 2016 by many additive manufacturing nuts and dental experts. Arfona focuses on thermoplastic additive manufactured dental prosthetics. Its products can be accessed in more than thirty countries across the world. The startup announced the launch os many fresh services and products.
The award-winning firm is the creator of 3D printed adjustable partial denture. Arfona is set to relocate to a brand-new state of the art additive manufacturing office in New York. After the shifting and extension is finished, the firm’s service agency department will provide dental material manufacturer Valplast‘s additive manufacturing services to dental labs.
Actually, its new additive manufacturing hub will be fully centered on additively manufactured Valplast partial dentures. Also, it will be taking all models and intraoral scans from dental laboratories. Furthermore, Arfona will as well be providing 3D print duties for design impression plates, low-resolution dental prints, and denture try-ins.
Among them all, the most exciting release is its latest FILAdent material which is a thermoplastic PMMA fiber that may be utilized to 3D print denture teeth. This is when it is mixed with the partial dentures from Valplast. Poly(methyl methacrylate) or PMMA, is inactive, biocompatible, and straightforward to get. This is the reason why it has also been utilized to create cranial implants.
The announcement about this new FILAdent material was made by the CEO and founder of Arfona Justin Marks. And this is what he had to say: “The combination of FILAdent and Valplast represents the dental industry’s first real use-case for multimaterial and multicolor printing. Our dual-extrusion r.Pod printer is now capable of producing a Valplast denture base with acrylic teeth in a single build. This revolutionary development for dental 3D printing further reduces the number of steps needed to produce a finished Valplast denture and brings us even closer to our goal of providing affordable tooth replacement for a growing edentulous population.”
Arfona’s FILAdent will be available in several primary tooth colors. It will be accessible to Arfona’s users of multimaterial, desktop r.Pod 3D printer in 2020’s second half.