A number of additive prototyping/manufacturing systems have made the news lately. Here is a subtractive based system. Engineered specifically for the production of precision dental prosthetics, the DWX-50 Dental Milling Machine from Roland is designed to streamline the production process.
The machine features 5-axis simultaneous machining capability and a 5-station automatic tool changer with tool length sensor for added production convenience. The milling machine is also equipped with a diagnostic notification system that alerts the operator of system errors and upon job completion, enabling dental laboratories and technicians to carry out the milling process with minimal operator intervention.
The DWX-50 supports a range of software and tools and is built on open technology, allowing for easy integration with any commercially available dental prosthetic production system. Additionally, the DWX-50 offers multicast capability, making it possible to connect up to four machines to one computer, allowing you to grow your business by adding additional production capability at a fraction of the cost.
Other key features include an integrated air blower system that aids with difficult to machine materials, such as PMMA or zirconia, along with a built-in dust collection tray that can be easily connected to any lab vacuum system, keeping the cutting area clean and free of debris.