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I'm considering purchasing a 3 shape scanner soon. I've been evaluating various workflows and was wondering...See more how many different ways current users are putting the scans to work. Such as; anyone splitting the files for SLM copings or zirconia coping with milled or printed wax ups for press-to restorations? Milled gold crowns with Strategic Milling? Any good or bad experiences with CAP or CMC? I've been milling in house with in-lab and have decided not to pursue another milling machine at this time. So I'm looking to partner with others to provide the mills. Thanks. — tagged 4 users
For Sale: Two (2) Roland DWX-50 milling machines, DentMill CAM Software, (1) 3M ST scanner, and (3) Lava...See more Therm ovens. Mills were just factory refurbished (new collets, tension cables and spindles) and all equipment is in great working order. This is a great opportunity to move into milling at a more economical price point. Asking $22,000/Mill, $4,000/CAM with computer, $4,000 for 3M ST Scanner, and $3,000/Lava Therm. We will entertain all serious offers. Call Alex or Lonnie at California Dental Arts at 408.255.1020. — tagged 5 users
Strategy Milling · Leetsdale, PA
Is there anyone familiar with designing custom abutments with Sirona's inLab 4.2? We are having an issue...See more we don't seem to have a solution to, and just wondered if we're missing a step or something. We follow the steps to the letter that I learned at one of the advanced courses. Also, with the TiBase and scan body, I make sure the little ridge on the tiBase/post faces toward the buccal, and align the scan body appropriately to it. We then continue to design the case as one normally would. The issue comes after milling when somehow the little groove made in the abutment to slide down on the little ridge of the TiBase is in the wrong place and when seated results in an abutment and crown turned at least a quarter turn - even though it appears on the buccal on the screen when designing. We are baffled, and can't seem to find anyone who knows either. Any ideas? — tagged Abutments and inLab Software 4.2
Axsys Dental Solutions · Axsys Dental Solutions · Wixom, MI
Stratasys Appoints Axsys Incorporated as Distributor of its Dental Series 3-D Printers.
Distributor's...See more Dental Solutions Division Now Offering 3D Printer Products from Market-Leading Stratasys, Inc.
Wixom, MI, June 16, 2014: Expanding its solutions portfolio, Axsys Incorporated, a leading supplier of CAD/CAM and manufacturing solutions, today announced that it has entered into a Reseller Agreement with Stratasys, Inc.
Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, Axsys will distribute of Stratasys' Objet30 OrthoDesk, Objet Eden and a number of Dental Series 3-D printers. The Objet Dental Series Printers combine accurate and precise 3-D printing technology with a small footprint. They are easy to use, and includes specialized dental printing materials in convenient sealed cartridges.
Each Dental Series 3D printer runs on one of two patented, industry-leading technologies to build models, dental appliances and casting wax-ups in-house, directly from digital files.
PolyJet technology lets you quickly and easily produce surgical guides, fitting models, veneer try-ins and orthodontic appliances from materials specially engineered for dental applications.
Steve Braykovich, President of Axsys, stated, "We are very happy to have been chosen as distributor of Stratasys' dental 3-D printing products. We believe that 3-D printing will be a revolutionary factor in dental restoration in the new digital era of dentistry. "Axsys has been involved with 3D printing and rapid prototyping solutions since 1994 and have been evaluating the 3D printing dental market for quite some time. As the technology and solutions have become attractive to a broader end-user customer base we found the timing to be right and the market to be ready for value-added distribution,"
"Digital dentistry is changing the dental industry overnight and Stratasys 3D printing technology is at the center driving this change," said Gilad Gans, President of Stratasys North America. "Key to our success is partnering with organizations like Axsys who have expertise in this market and have a professional selling organization behind it. This partnership clearly strengthens our leadership position in the dental marketplace."
The Stratasys Dental Series line of 3-D Printers expands Axsys Dental Solutions' existing portfolio of digital dental solutions which includes: Versamill 4-axis and 5-axis CNC Dental Machining Centers, Dental CAD and CAM Software, Scanners, Implant and Abutment components as well as consumable products such as tooling, zirconia, non-precious metal, wax and PMMA CAD/CAM discs
Stratasys Ltd., headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and Rehovot, Israel, manufactures 3D printers and materials for prototyping and production. The company's patented FDM® and PolyJet® 3-D printing technologies produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3-D CAD files or other 3-D content. Systems include 3-D printers for idea development, prototyping and direct digital manufacturing. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape and the company operates the RedEye digital-manufacturing service. Stratasys has more than 1,700 employees, holds over 500 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 20 awards for its technology and leadership.
About Axsys Incorporated
Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Wixom, MI, Axsys services over 2,000 customers in the automotive, aerospace, dental, medical, electronics, consumer products, jewelry, and woodworking Industries in applications such as; dental restoration, industrial product design, mold, die, and fixture design, production milling and turning, high speed machining, multi-axis milling; turning, laser and wire EDM. Axsys have the unique ability to leverage their extensive CAD, CAM, and manufacturing experience and its relationships with software, material and machine suppliers to provide doctors, dental labs and milling centers with the open products and services necessary to optimize their dental restoration design and manufacturing process and to profitably compete in today's world of digital dentistry. The Axsys team of manufacturing and dental professionals have the skills necessary to design the most appropriate digital dentistry solution and to assure successful implementation of those solutions.
Online at www.stratasys.com or www.axsysdental.com
Source: Axsys, Inc.
I am using CAD /CAM facility at my office for more than 5 years now.
I have recently bought Yenadent...See more DC40 metal milling machine for Implants.
Can any one help me understand which CAM and CAD system will provide me the most precise results.
I am already user of Dentmill and Dentcad. Yet I would like to change if there is better option available for Implant prosthesis milling.Change for example . . WorkNC/Hyperdent or any other. Like wise in CAD like Exo cad or any other, Some one having knowledge on this plz share with me.
Hello Everyone. I´m Hernan ILARI from Argentina and this is may first day in the Forum. I´d like to...See more share a question with you to see if anyone can help me: Ceramill milling equipment allows to adjust magnification factor between 1 and 8. I would like to know what shrinkage factors these two extreme number correspond to, and if the correlation between the Ceramill's magnification factor scale and Zirconia shrinkage factor is linear. Thanks in advance!! — tagged Amann Girrbach America, Inc. and Ceramill Motion 2 Milling Machine
Jeff Jaje · Marketing & Business Development Manager at Sescoi USA
Our Technical Director and bar milling expert will be at LMT Lab Days East, April 5th in booth R-2
WorkNC...See more Dental CAM software can be used for soft materials, metals, abutments, bars and more. Check us out.
Best of all,m we'll happily give you our information we have gathered on the best way to star implementing CAM into dental, including doing implants.
Victor Nin · C&B Manager at West Palm Beach VAMC
I need to move along with technology.As I went through the pages of this month's LMT,it became evident...See more that I need to catch up with the times.I see a lot of milling and scanning products and decided today was the day that I begin my tranformation as a technician.where do I start?What courses are available?
We had Sirona in lab rap in our lab lest Wednesday. We loved what we heard but not sure if we would make...See more right choice by just going w them or shopping other system. What we like the most is that we would be able to do all staps ourselves from reciving files (just from cerec-ussers since they are closed system according to the rep) scanning conventional impressions /models (but not be able to send files to other labs-outsourcing labs in case there is a need except Infinident) and milling which we now outsource to other lab but we would also have to think about sintering oven which is another investment and as of now we have lots of need for bruxier crowns, Oh and I forgot to mention we are full service so our partial work we outsource as well. Help!!!!
Straumann USA, LLC · Andover, MA
Headed to DLOAC today? Join Dr. Richard Kinsel and Daniele Capoferri, CDT for their lecture at 2 PM...See more "The Dentist-Technician Connection: Managing Implant Complications"
Stop by the Straumann Booth #22 post-presentation to learn about our CARES Prosthetic App, a free App for Dental Wings and 3M Lava Scanner users to connect to Straumannâs centralized milling facility for original Straumann CARES Customized Prosthetics.
Dan O' Rourke put out a challenge to our industry and the LMT editorial team and I are intrigued by his...See more suggestion for a "Man vs. Machine" challenge and are discussing its possibilities. At present we're somewhat stuck on the logistics and would love to invite input from others in the community. Since there's a ready-made CAD/CAM group, we will post the idea for a challenge in that group. Please join us in inviting dialogue that would help us form a plan of action.
One thing that strikes us with regard to the "which is better" question, are the comments from Don Cornell, printed in our April LAB DAY coverage:
Automation and the 25-30% market contraction caused by the recession are helping to fuel what Cornell calls a move toward "good enough" dentistry for posterior restorations which is, in turn, driving the growth of full contour restorations. "Full contour is not just about something that's cheap-it's good enough in this application, in this space, at this price point. It's shaped like a tooth, it blends in and margins are good. When it comes to full contour, there are those labs that don't want to participate. They say "that's not who I am," but can you really afford not to participate?"
This concept of "good enough" is one to be reckoned with IF the integrity of the patient's restoration and oral health are not comprised.
For everyone who offers suggestions, please keep in mind LMT's necessarily unbiased role as "information disseminators" which means we need to be sure, as non-technical facilitators, that we aren't condemning any restorative option. — tagged Dan O'Rourke, CDT and Milling
How many of you are milling Emax? I know, it is cheaper to print/mill wax & press, but considering moving...See more my rushes and internal remakes to milling, as well use this same option for our modelless requests. I have an Imes 450 that mills Emax beautifully, just a lengthy mill time. Considering bringing back an E4D. — tagged IPS E.max
Understanding scanning and milling is only a piece of the CAD CAM puzzle. Learn the chemistry and physical...See more properties of different types of zirconia, PMMA resins and waxes used as burnout pattern material and how they can affect the outcome of your restorations in this 1-hour webinar. — tagged CAD/CAM Scanning And Milling
Whip Mix Corp. · Louisville, KY
Understanding scanning and milling is only a piece of the CAD CAM puzzle. Familiarization with milling...See more material properties and limitations is critical to guaranteeing consistent success. This webinar give you an overview of the chemistry and physical properties of different types of zirconia, PMMA resins and waxes used as burnout pattern material.
Hello! It seems the holes where the water shoots out onto the burs of our inLab MC XL milling unit are...See more clogged and make the water shoot off in other directions or not at all. Any suggestions on how I can clean these out? Also, suggestions on cleaning out the chamber in general? Thanks :) — tagged inLab MC XL
I understand you taking exception with the over simplification of the outsource issue but to say that...See more it's a "greed-driven business model" is an oversimplification of its own. Domestic dental labs who compete primarily on price are facing a crisis to stay in business. Rather than greed, their very survival depends on their ability to use offshore labs to take advantage of cheap labor. Our medium sized lab has a parade of small lab owners seeking work because they simply can't afford to make a living wage in the current market with their lack of capital & business acumen. There's a simple reality that labs who have made a living making crowns out of their basement for $1 cheaper than the lab down the street are disappearing. Although I feel bad these labs are closing and the challenges of change, I'm not convinced that this shakeout is necessarily a bad thing for our industry.
US labs need to quit whining about the offshore problem and work toward finding ways to compete in ways other than price. Finding ways to improve compliance and material integrity is only part of the solution. Domestic labs will ALWAYS have a competitive advantage in turnaround time and the ability to forge personal, meaningful business relationships with their dentists. Successful labs will find a way to incorporate automation, efficiency, artistry, and other value-added services to their dentists. As long as labs keep acting like vendors to their customers rather than partners in mutual success, the profession will continue to "cheapen."
In my view, the shakeout will continue for a few more years with automation, milling, and monolithic materials leading the way. Labs owners who work 16 hour days for $40,000 year making base-metal pfms for local dentists will continue to disappear. Its time for US labs to step up, take control, and shed the defeatist mentality. The future is bright for those who embrace change and seize new opportunities. — tagged Outsourcing
Flemming Behrend, MDT · Owner at Flemmings Dental Ceramic Studio Inc.
Tis week I finished a PFM bridge which was created over a prep on an existing old structure. I'm not...See more a big fan of these kind of restorations, but OK, I took the case and send it to the milling lab for a full Zirconia bridge. Turns out that the computer program doesnt know how to scan multible connected units. LOL. I got the case back and I constructed a PFM overlay bridge in NP. It looked great and I saved myself about $ 300. plus felt great that human craftmanship still counts for something :0)
Educate me folks! We currently have a 3shape scanner/software. 1. What is your lab using for milling...See more of zirconia frameworks, full contour zirconia crowns and why? 2. Is there an "open format" kind of way to accept E4D/Cerec files into 3shape software or is E4D and Cerec software/hardware specific? Thanks!! — tagged Scanners, Zirconia and 3Shape, Inc.