Roland DG has announced the availability of optional milling burs that allow the company's DWX-50 and DWX-4 milling machines to mill composite resin materials, including VITA ENAMIC® and 3M™ ESPE™ Lava™ Ultimate CAD/CAM restorative pin-type blocks.
"Dental labs are increasingly working with composite resins due to their superior aesthetic appearance and strength," said Takuro Hosome, sales manager for Roland DG Corporation. "Equipped with our new milling burs, DWX-50 and DWX-4 customers can now take full advantage of these cutting-edge materials." Developed specifically for the DWX-50 and DWX-4, the new milling burs, available under the part numbers ZDB-100D, ZDB-50D and ZDB-30D, feature a special coating for maximum durability and precision results. Composite resins are acclaimed in the industry for their exceptional aesthetics. They can also be finished without firing, which dramatically reduces labour and production time. Roland's DWX-50 and DWX-4 are designed to produce a wide range of restorations in-house, eliminating a lab's need to outsource jobs. With five-axis simultaneous machining capabilities and a 5-station automatic tool changer, the DWX-50 mills on X, Y and Z axes, rotating blocks and discs 360 degrees for unattended production of even the most complex dental arches, abutments, bridges, copings and crowns. The more affordable DWX-4 combines 4-axis milling and an optional 4-position ATC into a compact, easy-to-use production platform. In addition to composite resin materials, the DWX series are also capable of milling wax, PMMA and zirconia.