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DGSHAPE announces next generation DWX-42W wet dental milling machine

DGSHAPE Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Roland DG Corporation and a leading provider of digital fabrication tools, including 3D dental milling machines and 3D printers, has launched the DWX-42W, the successor to the popular DWX-4W wet milling machine.

According to Hisashi Bito, President of DGSHAPE, "The DWX-42W represents the latest addition to our growing portfolio of dental restoration technology. The DWX-42W builds on the legacy of Roland dental solutions that is advanced today by DGSHAPE corporation and affirms DGSHAPE's commitment to helping dental professionals increase their efficiency, reduce chair time for their patients, and increase their profitability".

The DWX-42W can produce highly-aesthetic restorations from the latest glass-ceramic and hybrid resins. A host of improvements were made to the DWX wet platform, including new grinding burs, increased Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) capacity, ethernet connectivity and a new, DGSHAPE engineered spindle (patent pending). Additional key upgrades include reduced air pressure and volume requirements (which eliminates the need for an additional compressor), up to 50% faster milling times and a reinforced frame design for increased stability and precision.

A cornerstone of all DWX dental machines, Mr Bito said, is their ease of use. Operation is as simple as pressing a button. Their open architecture offers the flexibility of using the software and scanners dental techicians are already familiar with. The six-station ATC switches out grinding burrs as needed for unattended production.

"With the release of the DWX-42W, DGSHAPE have again proven they continually research and develop and improve their products and are committed to listening to the needs of the customer," said Terry Whitty, owner of Sydney-based Fabdent, a high-tech digital dental manufacturing facility that already uses a bank of DGSHAPE mills to produce everything from crowns and bridges, inlays and onlays using wet milling, as well as splints, full and partial dentures and temporaries using dry milling.

"This completely redesigned machine demonstrates the advanced engineering capabilities of DGSHAPE that has put them at the forefront of delivering value-packed desktop mills.

"The machine looks similar to the previous model but that is where the similarities end. The redesigned, strengthened chassis is the foundation that holds all hardware improvements. The new spindle, designed by DGSHAPE, now needs half the air of the previous model so the need for a dedicated air compressor is negated.

"The tool changer has been extended with 6 tools and the tools redesigned to increase speed by 50% over the previous model and the coolant system has been redesigned for more efficiency.

"The DWX-4W is still a great machine and I use it every day, but the new DGSHAPE DWX-42W is an amazing improvement and makes a quick, reliable, quality affordable desktop wet milling solution suitable for dental surgeries and laboratories."

Another advanced feature of the DGSHAPE DWX-42W include a Virtual Machine Panel (VPanel) which allows users to quickly configure settings for up to four machines from a single computer for high-volume production. The VPanel monitors operational status and sends email notifications at the end of milling and maintenance completion, or if errors should occur.

Installed as a single machine in a clinic laboratory or paired with a DWX-52D in a production lab environment, the DWX-42W facilitates scalability, making it simple for a growing business to add to their current offerings to meet increasing customer requirements.

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