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New DWX-52DC: 5-axis dry mill with disc changer

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Roland DG Corporation has launched the DWX-52DC, the newest addition to the popular DWX series dental mills that includes several new automated functions for the unattended production of precision dental restorations.

To shorten production timeframes and lower costs while maintaining the quality and consistency of dental restorations, an increasing number of dental laboratories are installing digital systems consisting of CAD/CAM software, digital scanners and milling machines to replace conventional casting methods. Since its launch in 2010, Roland DG's DWX series dental mills have gained industry recognition for their desktop size, user-friendliness, robust reliability and open architecture, which has contributed to the widespread digitalisation of dental restorations such as crowns and bridges. The DWX-52DC adds exciting new features to further automate and expand the formerly labour-intensive process.

With a newly developed Automatic Disc Changer (ADC) capable of storing up to six discs, the DWX-52DC is fully equipped to mill a variety of precision dental restorations overnight to increase lab productivity. The included pin-type material adapter enables the setting up and milling of seven pin-type blocks consecutively. With the DWX-52DC's expanded production capacity, a variety of dental restorations including copings, crowns, full bridges, abutments, surgical guides and models can be produced. The 15-station Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) automatically replaces milling burs without interruption for the efficient milling of a wide range of materials including zirconia, wax, PMMA, composite resin, PEEK, gypsum, CoCr sinter metal and fibre-reinforced resin.

The DWX-52DC is capable of simultaneous 5-axis machining which supports complex restorations with undercuts. Rather than being locked into one manufacturer, open architecture allows users to integrate the unit into their existing workflow with popular scanners, software and the latest materials. For continuous, reliable production, an air pressure system automatically changes the volume of air for the type of material being milled. The Virtual Machine Panel (VPanel) allows users to quickly configure settings for up to four machines from a single computer for high-volume production.

About Roland DG Corporation

Roland DG Corporation is a leading manufacturer of products designed to help professionals transform their imagination into reality including SOLJET, TrueVIS, VersaCAMM, VersaUV and Texart series large-format inkjet devices, MDX milling and EGX engraving machines, CAMM-1 and STIKA vinyl cutters and MPX photo impact printers. In 2010, the company entered the healthcare market with DWX milling machines designed specifically for creating high-quality dental prosthetics. Roland DG also recently introduced a series of desktop 3D printers. The company uses its proprietary cell production technology to manufacture products that are distributed worldwide.

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