Henkel and Keystone Industries announced today that they are forging a partnership to bring more 3D printing offerings to the dental space.
The collaboration means Henkel will add dental applications to its 3D printing portfolio. The companies noted that the dental space is one of the first markets that has moved past prototyping with 3D printing, with the commercialization of resins for final parts. A partnership with a materials provider like Henkel could enable Keystone to further scale its dental business.
“We are very pleased to find such a natural partner as Keystone”, said Ken Kisner, head of innovation for 3D Printing at Henkel. “The combination of their longstanding know-how in the dental space with our broad material science expertise and market access will unlock new opportunities to develop and commercialize high-performance solutions for the dental markets. Our rapid innovation capabilities fit very well with this dynamic market, and Keystone’s long history of polymer and ISO-compliant medical device manufacturing adds tremendous value to us.”
Keystone president Ira Rosenau described the partnership as a mutual fit. “Henkel’s expertise and global presence will allow us to further bring our innovative 3D printing solutions to all corners of the dental market worldwide.”