Whip Mixâs second annual Survive or Thrive Digital Forum was chock-full of advice and take-home strategies to help attendees make informed decisions about digital technology.
The proliferation of digital technologies continued to flourish at the IDS, with more and more digital manufacturing solutions that enable users to address a greater number of applications and work with...See more a larger range of materials. In addition, the 3D printing market continues to expand.
The CAD/CAM software, equipment and materials market continues to flourish and several new players were first-time exhibitors at LAB DAY, including: Creo Dental System launched the Arum5X Milling Machine....See more This five-axis wet milling unit is compatible with any scanner and features a nine-unit revolving dispenser, a tool breakage sensor and an online work management website. For details, call 212-302-3860 or visit www.creods.com. exocad® North America: Founded in Germany in 2010 and in the U.S. in 2011, exocad is quickly becoming a player in the market as 15 "system integration partners" have embraced its exocad DentalCAD software to drive their scanners and mills. Mainly focused on selling to manufacturers and large laboratories, the latest system integrators include Core3d Centres, Apex Dental Milling, Clon3d, and Sagemax Bioceramics. Designed specifically for dental applications, exocad can be used with virtually any dental scanner, CAM, and fabrication system. "Our system is completely open and most of our customers customize the software to meet their unique strengths and business model," says Tillman Steinbrecher, CEO of exocad GmbH. The software features modules for crown and bridge, custom implant abutments and bars, as well as a virtual articulator, DICOM viewer, and TruSmile®. Two of the newest features include the bite splint module for designing night-guards and exoCAM simultaneous 5-axis CAM which currently works with the Roland DWX-50 mill. For details, call 855-396-4223, email email@example.com or visit www.exocad.com. Roland DGA: Japan-based Roland has been selling its DWX-30 and DWX-50 Dental Milling Machines through a network of dealers. Its DWX-50 mills wax, zirconium and PMMA and is capable of five-axis simultaneous machining to achieve complex cuts. It features a five-station automatic tool changer with tool-length sensor, built-in dust collection tray for easy connection to any vacuum system and an innovative clamping system that securely holds a wide variety of materials. User Mark Jackson, Co-Owner and Vice President of Precision Ceramics Dental Laboratory in Montclair, CA, appreciates the machine for its low maintenance requirements, small footprint and efficient work area. He also praises the spindle collet that's sized to match other industrial milling equipment. "The common spindle collet size means we can cycle our burs through a variety of applications," says Jackson. "It's a nice feature that lets us maximize our efficiency." Roland's other dental mill, the DWX-30, is a four-axis machine that mills wax and zirconia and features three types of clamps—one for disks and two for blocks—making it easy to securely hold a wide variety of materials. Both Roland dental mills are open systems that work with scanners such as 3Shape, Dental Wings and I-Metric along with CAM software such as SUM 3D and Dentmill. The 5th axis on the DWX-50 and 4th axis on the DWX-30 are synchronous, allowing the machine to position the material in any axis simultaneously. This is a unique feature for machines in this price range. The DWX series is available through authorized Roland dealers. For details, call 800-542-2307 or visit www.rolanddga.com. White Peaks Dental Systems GmbH & Co. offers a variety of milling materials including Copran Zr-I and the high-translucency Copran Zr-I Ultra-T zirconium blanks and CopraTi-2, CopraTi-4 and CopraTi-5, grade-two, -four and -five titanium discs. Based in Essen, Germany and headed by CEO Oliver Puckert, the company also markets the Calidia LightRay-Pro model and impression scanner powered by exocad DentalCAD software and two milling machines: the Calidia Predator 5x and the higher volume Calidia 5x Pro Series. White Peaks is looking for a dealer in the U.S. to distribute its products; call +49-281-2064580, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.white-peaks-dental.com.
Partnership Announcement Sagemax announces a new partnership with Nabertherm to offer its high-temperature HTCT 01/16 zirconia sintering furnace. Equipped with SiC heating elements to avoid contamination...See more or chemical interactivity often experienced between zirconia units and molybdenum disilicide heating elements, the furnace can reach 1,550°C in less than 40 minutes with cooling capability back to 200°C within 120 minutes for a reasonable overall cycle time and can sinter a variety of different zirconia materials. The furnace augments Sagemax's CAD/CAM product line which also includes its NexxZr, a high-translucency full contour zirconia, and a range of zirconia and wax discs compatible with different systems. Last summer, Sagemax partnered with Roland DGA to sell its DWX-50 milling machine and Tanaka Dental to market its pre-sintered stains and other products. For more information, call 877-386-0389 or 253-220-5151, email email@example.com or visit www.sagemax.com.
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Roland DGA Corp. has announced that its DWX-50 dental CAD/CAM milling machine has earned approval from 3M ESPE for the company's Lava Ultimate Restorative resin nano ceramic material. Built on more than...See more 20 years of proven CNC milling technology, the DWX-50 joins a growing list of open-architecture mills to receive this certification. "As an open-architecture system, the DWX-50 allows labs to customize their production environments with the most advanced tools and materials from industry leaders like 3M ESPE," said Brian Brooks, product manager for Roland DGA Corp. "This certification provides Roland labs everywhere with immediate access to one of the world's most innovative dental prosthetic materials. Together, the DWX-50 and Lava Ultimate Restorative provide labs with precision results, fast, efficient production, and exceptional durability for better overall patient care." A resin nano ceramic material that offers patients excellent esthetics and outstanding strength, Lava Ultimate Restorative can be characterized and finished without firing&mdas;dramatically reducing production time. The material is designed for long-term durability and backed by a 10-year warranty. Patients experience less wear to the opposing dentition than with glass ceramics and a tooth-like bite feel due to its excellent absorption of chewing forces. Should the underlying dentition need additional treatment or repair, the material is easily modified and repaired like real tooth structure. Paired with Lava Ultimate Restorative, the DWX-50 is the perfect way to bring previously outsourced work in house. Five-axis simultaneous machining capabilities and a 5-station automatic tool changer streamline production, and its open architecture design allows seamless integration with commercially available dental CAD/CAM software and hardware. The DWX-50 mills a variety of materials, including resin nano ceramic, zirconia, wax and PMMA. The DWX-50 is available from authorized Roland dental dealers. For more information, including where to purchase, please visit www.rolanddga.com/dental. For information on Lava Ultimate Restorative from 3M ESPE, visit www.3MESPE.com/LavaUltimate.
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In August, more than 20 dental product and software dealers from across the U.S. and Canada attended Roland DGA Corp.'s comprehensive training event on the features, operation and maintenance of Roland's...See more DWX Dental Milling Machines. Held at the company's Irvine, CA, headquarters, the three-day course also included presentations designed to help dealers supply their DWX customers with the highest levels of service and support, and provided extensive hands-on training in the replacement of key machine components that qualified the attendees as Roland Certified Engineers. "We bring value to our customers by helping our dealers become experts on Roland technology," says Tony Miller, Sales Manager, Strategic Accounts at Roland DGA. "This translates into a more informed sales process and better after-sale support and service." For more information on Roland's DWX Dental Milling Machines, or the complete lineup of Roland products and accessories, call 800-542-2307 or visit www.rolanddga.com.
3Shape A/S announces an interface solution that enables scans from Sirona CEREC intraoral scanners and Sirona inLab scanners to be modeled with 3Shapeâs Dental System™ design software.