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Bob Cohen, CDT · June 6, 2012
Hi, Being a reseller of CAD CAM equipment we have found it to be very interesting that many decision makers in dental labs want help figuring out if it's the right time to buy. From a business perspective...See more it's all about return on investment (ROI). So, for the sake of this exercise let's look at the cost of borrowing $10K over 5 years. Based on 21 manufacturing days in a month the $10K turns out to cost about $8.50 per day. So, a $27K scanner will run a little less than $25 per day. That said, if you are outsourcing models and the model base work flow is costing $25 more than just sending a digital file for manufacturing you can logically see that it does not take much work to get to a break even or to become significantly more profitable. In addition, you need to add in the labor to scan and design the cases in your facility. This cost can very widely with efficiency of the individual(s) performing this operation. On the other side of the coin, you gain the savings of the cost of packaging and shipping (in addition to time savings). In reality, these two costs may be close to equal, so, it's a wash. In conclusion, labs outsourcing 20 plus units a month are at the break even point to purchase a scanner and CAD software that is in the cost range of about $27K. In conclusion, one can figure a daily cost of about $8.50 per $10K borrower over 5 years. Hope this post can help some of those in question. Please feel free to add comments. Bob
CUSTOM AUTOMATED PROSTHETICS has developed an end-to-end solution that enables you to mill the award-winning* CAP FZ | Full Contour Zirconia, as well as wax, PMMA and zirconia frameworks in your lab using...See more the Roland DWX-50. This milling strategy uses a .3-mm microbur to achieve high-definition anatomy for your full contour restorations at a highly productive speed. When bundled with the 3Shape scanner system and CAP's exclusive anatomical library, you can mill beautiful crowns right in your own lab. CAP provides excellent training and consistent technical support, making your transition into the digital world easy and successful. (*JDT WOW 2011 award) 877-977-7889 email@example.com, www.cap-us.com
CAP is honored to announce that in December we were named among the Top Performing Resellers for Roland DGA Dental Products of 2012. CAP's CEO, Rob Nazzal, was presented with a plaque during this year's...See more LAB DAY Chicago by Roland DGA's Glenn Kennedy. This award comes as recognition of CAP's dedication to providing the best in equipment and training to dental labs across the U.S. CAP is a reseller of the Roland DWX-50, a dental specific 5-axis milling machine. To learn more about the Roland DWX-50 milling machine please visit: www.cap-us.com/roland or call 877-977-7889.
In November, CAP held a webinar, End-To-End CAD/CAM for the Dental Laboratory, featuring Bob Cohen, CAP President, and Sam Wainwright, CAP Digital Integration Specialist. The webinar compared open vs....See more closed digital systems; demonstrated the 3Shape scanner, Sum3D software and the Roland DWX-50 milling machine; and covered materials, integrating CAD/CAM in different sized labs and how to calculate ROI. View the webinar at www.cap-us.com/blog/2012/12/video-cadcam-for-dental-labs-2012-webinar/.
CAP is now offering a fully integrated, open architecture CAD/CAM solution. This system includes 3Shape, the award-winning Roland DWX50 and SUM3D. In addition, CAP has incorporated its proprietary, anatomic...See more library which enables high-end tooth forms using a 0.3mm tool milling strategy for high-definition milled anatomical forms, as well as CAP's best-in-class, highly translucent, award-winning CAP FZ │ Full Zirconia. The CAP Complete solution comes with full training and support.
All of us at CAP are very excited to have been named the number one distributor worldwide of both CIMsystem Sum3D Dental CAM software and the very popular Roland DWX-50 dental specific 5-axis milling machine....See more This has been a great year for CAP, and we could not have accomplished this without the confidence of all our great customers. This accomplishment has opened the doors of digital manufacturing for many dental labs. Through CAP's continued commitment we will be supporting and servicing all our customers to insure future success. In addition, we will be adding exciting new product indications in the coming year. Furthermore, CAP has also signed contracts to distribute imes-icore dental specific milling machines and 3D systems wax and model printers. This is a very exciting time in dental technology, and we look forward to partnering with you in the future. Our mission is to be THE digital solution provider for dental technology. We would like to offer a special thank you to our customers for helping CAP obtain this special recognition from two very important dental manufacturers.