Jamaican sprinter and eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt has entered a five-year endorsement deal with global 3D printer manufacturer and dental solutions provider SprintRay. This venture promises to bring big plans to the island nation of Jamaica, starting with the launch of “Bolt Labs, powered by SprintRay” – an initiative with the goal of providing accessible dental care in Jamaica. Furthermore, the SprintRay Foundation, in partnership with the Bolt Foundation, will establish dental clinics, equipped with 3D dental labs and a mobile to address the exigent dental needs of the Island’s citizens, especially those located in the more remote areas of Jamaica. Bolt and SprintRay also plan to collaborate with the Jamaican Dental Association.
The global dental 3D printing market is estimated to reach $930 million by the end of 2025, so it is evident why companies like SprintRay, who have identified their niche in the market, are looking to expand their global footprint in the industry. “SprintRay’s biggest value proposition is the benefits of time compression afforded to every stakeholder, and there is no one else on this planet like Usain Bolt to inspire us to amplify the impact of speed and time,” said Erich Kreidler, SprintRay’s President in a statement to the press.
SprintRay 3D Printing Dental Solutions
Whereas other companies may dabble in dental 3D printing in addition to other sectors, the dental sector is the primary focus of SprintRay and their 3D printers. The SprintRay DLP printers are low maintenance and very fast (hence the sprint reference with Usain Bolt) making these printers ideal for dentistry and this project specifically.