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SOLIDSCAPE manufactures 3-D printing systems capable of producing highly precise waxups for casting crowns, bridges and other restorations. These systems use a Drop-on-Demand Jetting process and deliver...See more a constant and predictable level of quality waxups. The company's build material is highly castable using standard investments and produces negligible ash during burnout. High casting yields maximize productivity and control costs. The system operates without user intervention for up to 72 hours and, because no post-build touch-up is required, personnel can be shifted to more profitable tasks.
EnvisionTEC's 3Dent 3SP printer uses 3SP (Scan, Spin and Selectively Photocure) technology to quickly print highly accurate models. The printer features a build speed of up to 10mm/hour for the full build...See more envelope. A simple user interface with a built-in touch screen makes the3Dent 3SP ideal for labs ready to transition to digital processes. The low-maintenance technology includes an imaging light source with a two-year warranty.
See the latest in digital solutions and procedures that continue to enhance the relationship between dentists and technicians using the Lava™ Network, new digital workflow solutions incorporating...See more the Lava Chairside Oral Scanner (COS) and the newest products and technologies from 3M Digital Oral Care. Also: take advantage of 3M ESPE's CDT-accredited clinic programs being offered throughout the day.
3SHAPE's Dental System 2012 contains new 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software features designed to offer high production gains and help labs help their dentists. Scanners include the D500-series for small...See more to medium labs, the D700-series for medium to large labs, and the D800-series with 5.0 MP and Texture Scanning. New CAD/CAM design features include Model Builder™, Communicate™, Virtual Preparation & Gingiva, Digital Temporaries, Virtual Wax-ups, Telescopes and more. Dental System 2012 comes in two versions: entry-level Basic and full-indication Premium.
3SHAPES's Dental System 2013 includes the D500-series for small to medium labs, and the D800 high-end scanners with 5.0 MP and Texture Scanning for capturing hand-drawn pencil markings on the model. New...See more design features include Denture Design™ with a Gingiva Creation tool, RealView Engine™, advanced implant bridges and 3Shape's Abutment Designer™ with extended functionality. The system comes in two versions: entry-level Basic and full-indication Premium.
Designed specifically for the laboratory, SOLIDSCAPE's new, high-precision 3Z Lab wax printer produces waxups that result in excellent marginal fit and occlusal morphology. The fully automated 3Z Lab simplifies...See more the transition to a total digital workflow by easily integrating with open architecture scanners and software. With one-touch operation, the 3Z Lab is tailored to optimize batch processing while driving down the cost-per-case. Suggested price: $25,650.
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.
CUSTOM AUTOMATED PROSTHETICS (CAP) is now offering its anatomical CAD library to 3Shape and DentalWings owners. The library enables CAD designers to quickly achieve an ideal full-contour design and excellent...See more results in less time per unit. This library is the key to esthetic full-contour e.max, Lava DVS, zirconia crowns and wax patterns; to see it, visit www.cap-us.com/library.
The Arum VersaMILL 5X from AXSYS is an open source mill, providing maximum flexibility and versatility. The mill accepts input from virtually all dental design programs and mills wax, zirconia, acrylic,...See more composites, stainless steel, titanium, ceramic and other materials. It also offers wet or dry milling using a versatile automatic tool changer with probe, and has a remote camera for unattended operation and remote monitoring.
Available from ASTRA TECH for all major implant systems and in a full range of materials, Atlantis patient-specific abutments are designed for optimized function and esthetics. Using 3D scanned imaging...See more and proprietary Atlantis VAD™ (Virtual Abutment Design) software, Atlantis helps eliminate the need for laboratory investment in materials, hardware and software and time spent on the waxing and milling required with other CAD/CAM systems.
Aurident now offers Delta, an economical yttria-stabilized zirconia for CAD/CAM processing of full-contour crowns, copings, implants, veneers and bridges. Delta zirconia is manufactured using isostatically...See more pressed nano-particles in an exacting proprietary process to produce consistent, equiaxial products. Uniform predetermined shrinkage in all three dimensions is thus assured. Delta is available in a 1,200MPa (highly translucent) and 1,400MPa high-strength, either unshaded or pre-shaded in various thicknesses. Sintered Delta zirconia is compatible with all zirconia porcelains.
The BellaTek Encode Impression System from BIOMET 3i is now commercially available for digital scanning with iTero™, Sirona and 3M intraoral scanners within the U.S. and Canada. Using an intraoral...See more scan of the BellaTek Encode Healing Abutment, you can create an esthetic BellaTek Patient-Specific Abutment in titanium, gold-colored titanium nitride or zirconia. Intraoral scanning technology creates more efficient workflows; no impression copings are required, there's less inventory to stock, and the system is a growth opportunity for the laboratory and dental practice.
BK-MEDENT produces various sizes of zirconia blocks for milling: BK Blank 20 (20mm wide x 14mm long x 14mm high), BK Blank 40 (40mm wide x 19mm long x 16mm high), BK Blank 65 (65mm wide x 25mm long x 18mm...See more high), and BK Blank 90 (95π circumference x 14mm high). The blocks follow FDA, CE Mark, and Korean GMP requirements.
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 CAD/CAM System 5-TEC by ZIRKONZAHN in the 5-axis + 1 configuration is indicated for almost all dental technology uses and with all materials. This system allows processing pre-sintered zirconium dioxide,...See more pre-sintered aluminum oxide, resin, wax, metals, wood and even glass-ceramics. This wide array of applications is made possible by the new function: Wet grinding/Wet milling M5.
Cagenix employs a proprietary system to scan, design and fabricate custom AccuFrame precision-fitted implant frameworks and bars for all major implant systems. The service allows dental practices and labs...See more of all sizes to provide patients with extremely accurate custom-milled frameworks and bars at a competitive price with no initial costs, expensive equipment or extra training.
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 Map 400 Scanner is the next generation of advanced, fully automatic, high-performance digital scanners from AMANN GIRRBACH designed to work seamlessly with the Motion 2 Milling Machine. With...See more the functionality, capabilities and precision of the Ceramill Map 300 scanner, the Map 400 is lighter, faster and one-third smaller. Highly sensitive 3D sensors and a wide angle measuring field allow scanning of articulated casts, bite registrations, diagnostic models, gingiva and wax-ups plus bridges up to 14 units quickly and easily. A wide-angle measuring field minimizes the number of scan images required, while just two axes reduce the scan times of full arches and articulated casts. The scanner's open platform and Mind Software also provides the flexibility to easily export, import, modify or process .stl files. Call 800-851-3719 or visit www.amanngirrbach.com. To register for a Ceramill System demonstration, call 866-587-3498 or visit www.ceramilldemodays.com.
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.
Cercon ht Full Contour Zirconia provides strength and esthetics and is ideal for full contour posterior restorations. The monolithic crowns and bridges milled with the material are 26%* more translucent...See more than conventional zirconia, according to DENTSPLY. Due to the material's high strength, you can fabricate very thin crowns and bridges, which means more of the patient's natural tooth can be preserved. Cercon Zirconia has more than 10 years of clinical history and over 6 million units placed. *Data on file
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®.
DAL TECHNOLOGIES introduces the new, space saving and compact imes-icore CORiTEC 240i mill that offers industrial strength and precision as well as easy installation and multi-purpose usability. It is...See more designed to mill Zr02, AI02, composite, PMMA and wax. A wet processing add-on kit is also available which allows the machine to wet grind ceramic blocks including lithium disillicate.
Dental Laboratory Milling Supplies' Crystal Zirconia is now available in a new Diamond+ formulation. It's translucent enough for anterior full contour restorations and has a strength of 1,250 MPa.
DELCAM DENTAL SOLUTIONS provides a complete and accurate solution, including the highly accurate D102i iMetric scanner, DentCAD 2011 software for designing and modeling a full range of restorations and...See more implants, and DentMILL CAM software for machining. The integration between the CAD and CAM software, including a workflow tool that keeps track of orders, allows you to easily create the restorations.
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.
Equipped with a fully automated eight-blank material changer and 13 tool positions, the DATRON D5 can mill up to 100 consecutive hours unattended. Its rugged construction and precise movements allow for...See more the manufacturing of titanium implant bars and custom abutments--all from a system that fits through a standard doorway and is controlled by a user-friendly Apple iPad. Stop by DATRON DYNAMIC's booth to see live demonstrations of the D5 milling titanium implant bars.
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.
From DELCAM HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS, the Delcam CAD/CAM software suite provides an open solution for the design and manufacture of high quality restorations in 3D. Each product in the CAD/CAM suite—from...See more scanning and designing through manufacturing the model using CNC or 3D printers—can be sold individually or as a complete package.
DIGITAL DENTAL LAB's scanning, CAD and milling systems are designed for the production-minded laboratory. New Dental Mill 4- and 5-axis milling machines are manufactured and serviced in the U.S. and their...See more industrial construction and components result in proven reliability; the units are offered at the company's lowest prices yet. Combined with the Crystal zirconia, you can produce restorations that are both esthetic and cost effective.
3SHAPE's Dental System 2010 helps boost laboratory production. The integrated system includes the D700-series 3D scanners, DentalDesignerTM and DentalManagerTM. New design features include simultaneous...See more modeling on the upper and lower; virtual articulation; removable partial design for creating metal and flexible partial frameworks; sophisticated design of full anatomy bridges and implant bars; SmileComposer™ for designing esthetic full anatomy bridges, and virtual addition of attachments, locators and retention holes.
From EGS SRL, Digital Smile System software allows esthetic and functional reconstruction of a patient's smile. Starting with photographs of the patient's face, the system performs a series of accurate...See more and mathematically controlled measurements to verify alignments, symmetries and proportions, and works with both commercial and proprietary tooth libraries. The software enhances dentist-patient communication and gives the patient the opportunity to preview the treatment results.
DigitalWax D rapid prototyping systems from DWS SRL use stereolithography to create 3D models with high accuracy and surface quality; they are fully compatible with most popular intraoral scanners. The...See more new RF material series is specifically developed for SLA printing of crowns, bridges and partial frameworks. The RD resin is used for the production of models directly from intraoral scanners.
The EOSINT M 270 from EOS OF NORTH AMERICA uses Direct Metal Laser-Sintering (DMLS) to produce copings and bridges directly from CAD data without investment casting. It manufactures up to 250 individual...See more units in about 11 hours, resulting in a build time of approximately three minutes per unit. DMLS is a manufacturing technology in which layers of 20-micron powder material are fused together using a focused laser beam, similar to 3-D printing technology.
EXOCAD AMERICA sells its modular CAD software through resellers that customize the software for their own hardware. Since the resellers can customize the software on their own or work with exocad to build...See more unique features, there are many different flavors of exocad solutions on the market. Resellers can work with over 18 different vendors' open-market scanners, as well as over 10 commercial CAM programs, 50+ mills and most popular materials.
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.
The SHENPAZ Gemini Lite Press porcelain furnace enhances productivity with its twin table technology. Its pivoting mechanisms automatically remove the finished work from the firing zone. The furnace fires...See more normal and press ingot ceramics with constant temperature and press control. Technical specifications: maximum working temperature 1,180°C/2,156°F; full electrical recovery, includes press kit with cylinder sizes 100g and 200g plus two plungers; and special e-base cylinder base adaptable to IPS e.max® products.
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.
hyperDENT CAM software develops machining instructions for various components including abutments and bars. From OPEN MIND TECHNOLOGIES USA, the system comes with wizard-based programming or a Template...See more Generator module where experts can create machining strategies and sequences. hyperDENT reads .stl files from any scanner and dental CAD software, and has direct interfaces for many popular design systems. A library of interface geometries compliant with popular systems is also available. Using advanced machining techniques based on industry-leading hyperMILL® CAM software, hyperDENT interfaces with systems such as Datron D5, DMG Sauer, Mikron, Roeders and imes-icore.
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.
Fabricate in-house customized ceramic abutments with SIRONA inLab using the inLab 3D software that allows you to design the restoration and mesostructure in one step. Sirona's integrated implant database...See more matches the correct TiBase™ set and inCoris™ ZI meso block with the systems your clients use the most. inCoris ZI meso blocks are available in two shades and two sizes, and each Sirona TiBase kit includes abutment screw, titanium base and scan body designed to fit most implant systems. The final fabrication of the full-contour or cut-back restoration can be milled from feldspathic, glass ceramic or lithium disilicate materials.