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Key Findings: Manufacturers are beefing up software indications, hardware options and CAD/CAM subcontracting services; More intraoral scanners hit the market; and Full contour restorations are “king”
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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.
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.
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 Jäger spindle; a seven-disc changer is optional. The open-architecture, fast CAM software is available separately for any mill in the dental industry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.