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Find the Right Dental CAD/CAM Solution for You

What is the Right Digital Solution for Your Lab or Practice?

Many dental practices and dental laboratories are looking at CAD/CAM technology and the benefits that it can provide. Digital solutions that are both affordable and scale-able is a very important consideration.

Clinicians are looking for digital solutions that add value to the treatment options they provide, ranging from the digital monitoring of patient’s oral health, through to the mapping out of more complex treatment plans. If they have already invested in digital technology, extending the capabilities of their current digital solution will allow them to expand their offering.

Technicians that have not yet adopted a digital solution are trying to work out the best solution for their needs. The needs of every laboratory vary, and therefore the solutions will also vary.

Finding the right solution to suit your current business, as well as allowing for future growth, is key.

Often, purchases based on price, recommendation or ambition, lead to the adoption of solutions not suited to all your requirements or future plans. Proprietary file formats, equipment, materials and restricted software packages are all issues that can prevent you from making the right decision. The common result is the need to invest in additional technology and/or search for a “work-around”, whether this is “tricking the system”, or using open format free software to achieve your outcome. This can lead to many issues, and those who have ventured down this path will understand the nature of the CAD/CAM process and how CAD software provides a lot more than just an “STL” file.

Finding a partner that provides truly open technology solutions, as well as teaching you how to integrate these solutions now, and as you expand, is often overlooked. Supply partners should have a complete understanding of your business situation and be able to provide you with a tailored solution that includes the correct products and training in order to maximise the efficiency of your digital production.

DGSHAPE’s Tailored Digital Solutions

In the Digital Age, open architecture allows DGSHAPE’s dental solutions to work with the latest materials and CAD/CAM software packages, so you are not limited by older technology, proprietary materials and proprietary software. DGSHAPE’s open solutions let you choose the CAD software and material options that best suit your needs, without being restricted to a single source.

DGSHAPE offers a range of compact dental mills that offer all the functionality and support of larger machines in a convenient desktop design. Ideal for laboratories or clinic environments, the DWX Series dental mills deliver innovation and high-speed machining capabilities.

1. DWX-52DCi Dental Milling Machine with Automatic Disc Changer

The DWX-52DCi 5-Axis Dental Mill with Disc Changer expands your lab production and profits with open architecture, material flexibility, unattended production, and now the new DWINDEX software for visualising ROI and productivity at a glance.

With a 6-slot Automatic Disc Changer, 15-station Automatic Tool Changer and other automated features, it offers the ultimate in 24-hour productivity for users of all skill levels. Simple to maintain, the integrated ioniser minimises the cleaning effort when milling PMMA materials.

Capable of producing a wide range of restorations, including crowns, copings, bridges, inlays and onlays, veneers, abutments, implant bars, screw-retained crowns, digital dentures, models, surgical guides and bite splints, the DWX-52DCi is exceptionally powerful, efficient, and intelligent.

The DWX-52DCi offers a future-proof affordable solution for the production of dental restorations. 

2. DWX-52D 5-Axis Dental Milling Machine

The next generation of the industry’s best-selling dental mill has kept everything users love and made it even better. Reliable, precise and affordable, the DWX-52D 5-Axis Dental Milling Machine now offers better disc handling, increased material capabilities, improved tool management, and other enhanced features, to deliver even more efficiency.

A new snap-in clamp disc changing system with six included material adaptors offers a fast and secure set-up - eliminating mounting errors and minimising damage during disc insertion. With the snap-in clamp system, reinserted material adaptors keep discs indexed to their original position for production that requires secondary milling or two-stage processing. In addition, the DWX-52D features built-in storage drawers and an included disc adaptor rack to ensure a highly organised and efficient work space.

The same material adaptors can be used on the DWX-52D and DWX-52DCi for a convenient and scale-able milling solution.

3. DWX-4 Dental Milling Machine

The industry's most cost-effective and user-friendly dental mill, the DWX-4 Dental Milling Machine, produces single crowns, copings, bridges and hybrid abutments with precision and ease. With the DWX-4, you can quickly and economically mill on-demand in a wide variety of materials, including the latest hybrid ceramics.

With its small footprint and entry-level price point, the DWX-4 is ideal for small labs not yet using digital tools, or for labs with scanners who no longer wish to outsource production. It is also perfect for larger labs that need a second device for urgent jobs that don’t tie up their larger production mills. You can economically mill a single crown or small bridge quickly and easily.

4. DWX-42W Wet Dental Mill

The DWX-42W Wet Dental Mill is designed for wet milling glass ceramic and composite resin pin-type materials with high precision and accuracy, to produce high-quality crowns, copings, 3-unit bridges, inlays and more.

High-speed production with proprietary DGSHAPE spindle, expanded 6-tool Automatic Tool Changer for uninterrupted milling, and LAN capability for network and hardware connection and communication. The DWX-42W also includes a VPanel user interface to easily monitor milling jobs and tools. The optional AK-1 abutment milling kit lets you mill titanium alloy abutment blocks with ease.

A Mill That Fits Your Needs

High Production

  • Expand production by adding a standalone wet-milling option designed for glass ceramic and composite resin materials.
  • Get the same open architecture flexibility and high-quality performance as DGSHAPE dry mills, in a wet-milling configuration.
  • On-demand production of high-aesthetic, dental prosthetics. 

In-Clinic Lab

  • Offer your patients same day service with ultra-accurate prosthetics – produced with an easy-to-use machine and simplified workflow.
  • Open architecture allows seamless integration with existing scanning devices.
  • Integrates with either the 3Shape Design Studio or Exocad Chairside CAD Software to provide an intuitive click through solution for your Chairside CAD/CAM solution. 

DGSHAPE – Empowering People to Shape the Future 

DGSHAPE Dental Milling Solutions have intuitive software controls and do not need complex software or hardware. All dental solutions come with a controller software called VPanel and can be driven directly from your computer. Plug and Play Windows drivers are included with all dental devices and can be operated directly from popular CAM packages or directly through the VPanel. 

DGSHAPE Dental Milling Machines are engineered to meet the requirements of dental clinics and dental laboratories. All feature one button touch control for simple, easy-to-use operation and reliable performance providing users with affordable, scale-able solutions with industrial manufacturing quality.

DGSHAPE makes life better through innovation. Our solutions fuse human creativity with digital workflows to provide value across many disciplines, from individual craftsmanship to manufacturing, healthcare, and beyond.