Arfona Selected as a Top 5 Additive Manufacturing Healthcare Startup

Posted on July 15, 2019

StartUS Insights, an Austria-based data science company focusing on emerging technologies and companies, has identified Arfona, LLC, as one of the top 5 additive manufacturing startups in the healthcare industry. Arfona was selected as one of the most relevant additive manufacturing solutions globally out of 572 startups and was the only firm selected from the United States. Startups were analyzed using a data-driven scouting approach. 

The report makes note of the fact that “dental products are uniquely suited for the 3D printing process due to their small size, a high degree of customization to each patient, and complex traditional manufacturing methods.” 

Arfona Founder and CEO Justin Marks, CDT, goes on to describe the current state of restorative dentistry:

“What the industry has been doing to address the needs of the partially edentulous population up until now has been less than effective. Fewer than 14% of the more than 178 million Americans missing one or more teeth are being treated annually for tooth loss. The industry is in need of disruption and our 3D printing technology for the replacement of missing teeth provides solutions for the underserved dental population.”

Arfona specializes in thermoplastic 3D printing for the dental industry and is the inventor of the 3D printed Valplast flexible partial denture.

The original report by StartUS Insights can be viewed here.

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