The push for smaller technology has impacted every industry, from healthcare and the life sciences, to electronics, photonics, and mechanical parts. Companies across these industries must adapt to survive, and high precision 3D printing is playing an increasingly large role in accelerating new innovation and part production.
BMF is committed to developing applications where its unique, micro-scale, highly precise printing technology can significantly reduce production time and cost as well as enable innovation.
In addition to working with leading companies across the life sciences, healthcare, and electronics, we’re also committed to self-driven innovation, identifying the unique use cases where our technology and our technology alone can unlock design features not previously possible to make an impact on the problems faced today.
Most recently, we’re leveraging our technology in the dental market to create veneers that are thinner and smaller than what’s currently on the market, helping patients have a better experience and reducing the prep time for dentists.
The UltraThineer is the world’s thinnest cosmetic dental veneer.The new 3D printed veneers use BMF’s proprietary technology, projection micro stereolithography (PµSL), which custom-manufactures veneers that are three-times thinner than traditional veneers and require significantly less preparation for dental professionals, allowing preservation of the patient’s enamel with less reduction. UltraThineer veneers are expected to be available in U.S. in the spring of 2024, following review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Visit www.ultrathineer.com to learn more.
“The ability to print ceramics at minimal thickness will be revolutionary. Our current processes for producing minimal prep veneers can be labor-intensive when compared to milled, full coverage crowns in zirconia. Conservative reduction of the patient’s enamel should be practiced whenever possible. I’m looking forward to the start of this new technology, allowing intricate, ultra-thin veneers to be printed. BMF’s advancements and innovation will continue to push the boundaries of dentistry and inspire innovation worldwide."
– Jessica Love, Capture Dental Arts