Milling Units

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Laboratory Milling units(29)
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Cynoprod Canada Inc.
Delcam
Dentsply Sirona CAD/CAM
Drake Dental Laboratories, Inc.
E4D Technologies
Glidewell Laboratories
Hint-ELs
Jensen Industries, INC.
Keller Laboratories, Inc.
Kulzer, LLC
Modern Dental Laboratory Usa
Park Dental Research Corporation
Planmeca USA
Roland Dga Corporation
Uhler Dental Supply, Inc.
Whip Mix
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Milling Units CATEGORY DESCRIPTION

Milling systems for the fabrication of complete and partial restorations operate via CAM software-generated programs/sequences, with some programs integrated into the CAD or design software and others acting as standalones. Most milling tools are made of carbide steel, but diamond-encrusted tools are sometimes used to mill glass ceramics.

 

Mills are available in tabletop, bench-top, and standalone sizes.

  • Easily portable, most tabletop units ($30,000 to $50,000) are configured to mill single-unit blocks but some have fixtures for small frames or disks. These units sometimes have fixed tool changers, requiring manual switching of burs.
  • Bench-top mills ($50,000 to $150,000) weigh up to 500 pounds, often requiring special lifting and support equipment. Automatic tool changers are standard, and some units have extra tool positions for additional detail and can mill certain metal and glass ceramic configurations.
  • Freestanding units ($100,000 to $500,000) can mill the toughest materials in larger stocks, and can mill anything the smaller units can when a fixture is used to hold the material. These units weigh over 1,000 pounds and sometimes require floor reinforcement.

Wet versus dry. Most mills operate as either wet or dry, but some dry mills can be converted to operate as wet, and others can operate as dry or wet. Certain ceramics (e.g., lithium disilicate and feldspathic porcelains) and some metals (e.g., chrome cobalt) generally require wet milling, wax and acrylic for temporaries are typically milled dry, and zirconia and titanium can be milled dry or wet.

 

Wet milling uses liquid for cooling and to remove material from the milling disk or block, while dry milling uses pressurized air, vacuum or both to remove scrap. Both systems require maintenance cleanings and wet mills require periodic replacement of cutting liquid. With no drying required before sintering, dry-milled restorations can be fabricated chairside.

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• Complete chairside and labside spectrum for block sizes of up to 85 mm• Grind/mill all CEREC and CEREC Practice Lab indications and...
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Whip Mix introduces SinterPro, a nextgeneration Sintering Furnace. The furnace features 30 user programs and 4 stages, which optimize...
Dentsply Sirona’s CEREC SpeedFire is capable of sintering a full-contour zirconia crown in approximately 10-15 minutes, offering the...
The PlanMill 40 S is Planmeca’s new unit for fast and accurate milling directly at a dental clinic. With its enhanced performance and...
DentMILL for Datron and DentMILL for DDL follow the pattern established by the DentMILL for Roland milling software. These OEM versions...
From Keller Laboratories, Znext Full Contour Zirconia Crowns can stand up to severe parafunctional activity. With a smooth glazed...
Keller’s Znext Veneered zirconia crown with veneered porcelain is perfect for restorations in the esthetic zone. They are nearly...
The GALAXY BioMill CAD/CAM system from BIOLASE can help you exceed your patients' expectations. With a small footprint, onboard computer,...
Use cutting-edge CAD/CAM technology, Keller’s Znext layered zirconia crowns have an impact on your ROI, reducing chair time and saving...
Znext Anterior Zirconia Restorations from Keller offer your patients more strength than they would get with traditional lithium...
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