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BROADWAY DENTAL's 450i compact and versatile milling machine features a solid chassis construction, high performance/high frequency spindle up to 60,000rpm and 5-axis processing (3+2 and simultaneous)....See more Customers benefit from the open software and the possibility to mill multiple materials (zirconia, wax, PMMA, titanium, CoCr, e-max and more). Call for a personal quote and a coupon code.
Engineered specifically for the production of precision dental prosthetics, the DWX-50, combing advanced features with exceptional performance, is the ideal wax, PMMA and Zirconia milling machine.
GLIDEWELL LABORATORIES' quiet BruxZir Milling System mills BruxZir Solid Zirconia restorations in an average of 11 minutes. Technical support, a step-by-step DVD and a CAM PC are included when you purchase...See more a mill; installation and training are accomplished in two days. Backup milling via outsourcing is available in the event of a service outage. Use the BruxZir Milling System with BruxZir Shaded Milling Blanks—manufactured with a patent-pending colloidal process for shade consistency, translucency and esthetics—to produce crowns and bridges with increased efficiency.
The Ceramill CAD/CAM system from AMANN GIRRBACH AMERICA is a fully integrated, efficient solution that allows laboratories of all sizes to control fabrication processes in-house. The system includes the...See more automated Map400 scanner; Mind software with Artex® virtual articulator; five-axis, wet/dry Motion2 mill; and advanced materials such as Zolid zirconia and Sintron® soft CrCo. Built on an open-architecture, modular platform, the system offers flexibility and scalability: the components are optimized to work together but are also compatible with other open hardware/software so you can seamlessly exchange data with others and not limit your options for future expansions or upgrades.
The Ceramill Motion 2 from AMANN GIRRBACH is a compact hybrid CNC milling machine that combines 5-axis milling and grinding technology, in both wet and dry applications. This enhanced flexibility now allows...See more the lab to perform almost every fabrication process in house including, the dry milling of zirconia, wax and Amann Girrbach's new non-precious alloy Sintron (CrCo-Soft) and the wet milling of PMMA, TEMP and composites, as well as wet grinding of glass ceramics. With a modular design platform that's easily upgradable, the Motion 2 is ready to handle a range of new materials and future indications, virtually eliminating the need to outsource.
Ceramill Motion from AMANN GIRRBACH is a compact CNC milling machine that offers quick and precise framework fabrication in zirconium oxide, acrylic and wax. Clean and efficient, this CAM unit mills most...See more types of frameworks. Using Ceramill Match CAM software, the CAD data is converted into milling data at high speed.
Cercon® ht zirconia is the next generation of Cercon® technology brought to you by DENTSPLY Prosthetics. Developed from the clinically proven formula for Cercon base yttria-stabilized zirconia...See more material, Cercon ht provides outstanding strength and esthetics ideal for full contour restorations. The monolithic crowns and bridges milled with Cercon ht full contour zirconia are 26% more translucent than traditional zirconia material and require no porcelain build-up; simply stain, glaze and return to the customer. Due to the material's high strength, very thin crowns and bridges can be created which means that more of the patient's natural tooth can be preserved with less invasive preparations. Cercon ht is less abrasive to the antagonist as compared to PFM (porcelain-fused-to-metal) restorations and the leading lithium discilicate. With 10 years of clinical history and over 6 million dental units placed, Cercon zirconia provides confidence in material performance.
Compartis® NP, from DENTSPLY SmartSourcing™ Services, gives crown & bridge labs the ability to utilize their in-house, digital scanners to produce Cercon® art or open architecture .stl files,...See more that when outsourced, eliminate the labor-intensive part of the non-precious production process. Compartis NP, manufactured from biocompatible and corrosion-resistant Cobalt Chromium alloy, offers a full range of options for non-precious crown & bridge cases, from single-unit copings to bridges of up to 14-units. DENTSPLY has invested in state-of-the-art Selective Laser Melting (SLM) technology so labs can enjoy the services and benefits of enhanced product accuracy and consistent quality, without a major capital investment. DENTSPLY delivers confidence in case management with a 72-hour turnaround time. Compartis NP provides lab efficiencies, accuracies and peace-of-mind, now that's Lab Smarter®.
With a fully automated eight-blank material changer and 13 tool-holding positions, DATRON DYNAMICS' D5 five-axis milling machine mills titanium, chrome cobalt, zirconia and other materials for over 100...See more consecutive hours while unattended. German engineered for rigidity and precision, the D5 was designed exclusively for milling complex dental parts and implant geometries. The integrated CAM software packages offer the flexibility to mill anything from bars and custom abutments to full contour crowns, copings and bridges--all while being controlled with an iPad.
The DC5 from ZUBLER USA offers simultaneous five-axis machining of custom abutments, bars and full arch bridges. It's capable of dry milling zirconia, alumina, wax, PMMA, composite, splint resins, cobalt-chromium...See more and all standard model materials, and wet milling cobalt-chromium, titanium and IPS e.max CAD. It converts from wet to dry milling in under five minutes and has a 10-position tool holder with automatic tool changing and a 60,000rpm Jńger spindle; a seven-disc changer is optional. The open-architecture, fast CAM software is available separately for any mill in the dental industry.
Located in Costa Mesa, California, GC ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES (GCAT) milling center, currently offers custom CAD/CAM abutments in zirconia and titanium as well as zirconia copings and bridge frameworks up...See more to six units. All GCAT zirconia products are available in 10 different shades and require a three-day, in-house turnaround time.
HI-TECH WAX offers CAD/CAM milling discs composed of pure waxes that offer smooth milling and high accuracy. The discs are stable and strong, have smooth carvability, burn out very clean and can be used...See more with diamond or carbide burs. Offering precise margins and excellent fit, the discs allow you to repair defects with a digital spatula or Bunsen burner spatula just like conventional crown and bridge waxes.
Seoul, Korea-based MEDIT spent three years working with Solutionix, its sister company that manufactures high-end industrial scanners, to develop this compact, open-architecture scanner that uses white-light...See more scanning and twin-camera technology to scan full-arch models, single/multi-units and impressions. Medit is looking for U.S. distributors with plans to open a U.S. office this year.
IVOCLAR VIVADENT's IPS e.max CAD lithium disilicate material combines strength, durability and lifelike esthetics into a single glass ceramic. With flexibility in terms of shades, translucency and cementation,...See more it can adapt to a variety of clinical situations. Using high-tech CAD/CAM fabrication, anterior crowns, posterior crowns and inlays/onlays all exhibit precision quality and fit. The monolithic form of IPS e.max CAD lithium disilicate is one of the most durable restorations available today.
Designed specifically to allow low-cost access to CAD/CAM systems, the new upgradable M3 milling unit from ZIRKONZAHN is a modular unit, capable of constantly adapting to the needs and new knowledge acquired...See more in the laboratory by upgrading from 3+1 to 4+1 or 5+1 axes. The possibility of seamlessly integrating new technologies makes it ideal for producing quality restorations.
The Maestro 3D Desktop Scanning System is a fast and affordable digital model system that creates fully rendered 3D models from intraoral scans, bites, impressions or existing models with accuracy, clarity...See more and resolution. From GREAT LAKES ORTHODONTICS, Maestro 3D is designed with the intuitive Ortho Studio software package, and analytical tools that allow the user to efficiently manage and edit .stl files, perform complex measurements, create virtual bases and occlusal maps, and analyze cases. It also saves space by digitally archiving patient models.
GF AGIECHARMILLES' Mikron HSM 400U ProdMed Dental delivers robust performance and high productivity. The full 5-axis simultaneous, high-speed milling center features a standard pallet changer that accommodates...See more 48 pallets measuring 1.97\" x 1.97\". The unit also incorporates automatic part measurement probing within the work area to address laboratories' need for strict process integrity and extensive documentation. The machine uses oil-based coolant to maximize part cleanliness.
ZIRKONZAHN's new compact Milling Unit M1 is ideal for those who want to increase their laboratories' added value and obtain quality results in-house. Based on the company's Milling Unit M5, the M1's 5+1...See more axes simultaneous milling technology allows material processing from practically every direction and produces a large variety of restorations.
PRIMOTEC's new Premio Plus mill is a robust, five-axis simultaneous, fully open system that offers laboratories industry-quality milling. It's capable of dry milling zirconia, CoCr, PMMA, wax, composites...See more and polyurethane (models) and wet milling titanium and ceramics (IPS e.max). Due to the design and suction, the mill is very efficient and clean; switching from wet to dry or one material to another is quick and easy and takes just minutes.
With CADBLU's easy-to-learn partial design station, you can design RPD frameworks in as little as 10 minutes using an interface that's similar to traditional framework designing methods. CADBLU pairs 3Shape's...See more new removable partial denture software with a digital graphics tablet and allows users to draw their frameworks on screen in real-time with minimal effort. Output your designs to a 3D Systems ProJet DP3510 wax printer and produce as many as 50 ready-to-cast partials per day.
Optimized to meet the special requirements of dental production, ROEDERS' milling machines help achieve cost reductions. The completely open system uses wear-free, linear-motor technology to achieve maximum...See more efficiency in all materials. Machining times below five minutes per unit can be achieved while maintaining high precision.
Suitable for any material, CIMsystem's SUM3D Dental open CAM system has a simple and intuitive graphic interface and offers an extensive range of automated and customizable features. Material consumption,...See more tool paths, strategies and offsets are optimized for a wide range of milling solutions and all libraries are customizable. Other time- and cost-reducing features include: automatic management of stocks, implants, abutments, interlock, undercuts and holes; prep-line, pin and connector creation; material optimization and nesting; and collision check, statistics and reporting.
TD DENTAL SUPPLY offers milling waxes for use in fabricating full cast or press restorations and try-ins, as well as for machine calibration. The wax discs are strong and stable and burn out clean and...See more residue free. The cost-effective, time-saving material is compatible with wet and dry CAM systems.
JENSEN DENTAL's Preciso Digital Dentistry Solution is a complete system of innovative materials—including 3M ESPE's Lava™ Plus High Translucency Zirconia and Lava Ultimate Restorative, as well...See more as Jensen Digital Consumables including Jensen HT Zirconia and Wax—as well as the Preciso S200 Scanner, M200 Mill and DEKEMA baSiC sintering furnace. Also including software and education, the system allows labs of all sizes to consistently produce beautiful results and transition from traditional to digital processes, no matter how much digital technology they opt to incorporate into their workflow.
SCHUTZ DENTAL's new TiZian Cut 5 Smart features the newest 5-axis simultaneous milling technology that allows the user to handle nearly all undercuts. The compact, German-made system is license-free and...See more works with all open .stl files. It mills zirconia (standard, occlusal and highly translucent), PMMA, PEEK acrylics, acetal acrylics, wax, CrCo (standard discs) and the new composite-reinforced zirconia. The optional wet working kit allows you to mill lithium disilicate, glass ceramics and titanium. For further efficiency, upgrade to the eight-disc holder and automatic changer for continuous operation.
From VIDENT, VITA's machinable ceramics—manufactured using dry pressing procedures to ensure uniformity regardless of thickness—are now offered in disc form for open CAD/CAM systems. VITA In-Ceram...See more YZ Discs feature a diameter of 98mm and a height of 14, 18 or 20mm and are ideal for multi-unit bridge structures with long spans. VITA CAD-Temp Discs are made of machinable polymer composite material that blends strength and elasticity; they are ideal for long-term temporary restorations. VITA CADWaxx Discs are a millable, filler-free acrylate polymer that can be used in place of wax to produce full contour restorations.
High-Tech does not have to be supersized. The ultra-compact Zenotec mini milling system simply radiates effi ciency and quality. In conjunction with a scanner and a PC, we can condense your lab to desktop...See more dimensions. Wieland Dental makes going digital so simple, you'll just love it! - 4-axis geometry - Automatic tool change and measurements - Zenotec mini measures only 15.7"x16.5"x14.9"!
INDENCO DENTAL PRODUCTS offers high quality, economically priced machinable polymers in 98.5- or 100-mm diameters in five shades (A0, A1, A2, B1 and C1) and various thicknesses. ZCAD Wax-Press pucks are...See more made from ash-free modeling wax and used for milling patterns for metal ceramic, full cast or pressed ceramic restorations; they can also be used for machine calibration. ZCAD is also available in white for diagnostic cases. ZCAD Poly-Cast, a highly translucent, PMMA, filler-free acrylic polymer that burns out clean and residue free, is used for the pressing and casting technique, drilling implant templates and creating temporary structures to check fit. ZCAD Temp-Fix, a crossed-linked, PMMA acrylic polymer with micro-filler, is used for monochromatic long-term temporary restorations.
Designed for efficiency, the compact Zenotec mini milling system mills wax, acrylic, PMMA and zirconium dioxide materials, including Zenostar® full contour zirconia. It features a four-axis geometry,...See more quality high frequency spindle, integrated control electronics and CAM software, six places to hold tools and an automatic tool length and breakage control system. 3Shape scanners offered by WIELAND DENTAL replace labor-intensive measuring and handheld scanning processes with fully computer-driven automatic scanning. All user-friendly, 3D scanners are customized to suit your needs. The combination of the Zenotec mini and 3Shape scanner provides an economical entry into full contour, monolithic milling for every lab.
Once scan data is imported, the CAD design software in the Zfx suite guides the user, step-by-step, through the design process, allowing the user to control each detail and tailor the system to suit his...See more specific needs. From ZIMMER DENTAL, the complete software package includes: Zfx CAD Design Software for crown and bridge restorations, Abutment Design Module, Virtual Articulator and TruSmile.
ZUBLER USA'S new milling system incorporates the 5-axis wet/dry Zubler VARIO DC5TM Milling Machine, Dental Softworks CAM software, Zubler VARIO SCANTM strip light Scanner and exocad software for fast precision...See more milling and scanning. Applications include: dry machining zirconia, cobalt-chromium, PMMA, composite and all standard model materials; wet machining titanium; and grinding glass ceramics. The VARIO DC5 also features two separate cooling systems for titanium and glass to ensure long tool life.