Glidewell Laboratories, a dental laboratory, manufactures crowns and bridges with Roland desktop milling machines. The parts are milled in about eight minutes and then cast in gold or used to create tooth-colored crowns.
“Our crowns and bridges drop right into place and require little to no chair-side adjustment,” said Jim Glidewell, president of Glidewell Laboratories. “Turnaround times are less than five days.”
Glidewell starts with the physical model of a patient’s teeth and, using a 3D scanner, creates a perfect digital replica. This allows technicians to design and manufacture models that can be cast in gold or ceramic for crowns and bridges with a perfect, custom fit. From prototype to final production, Roland Rapid Custom Manufacturing (RCM) helps medical manufacturers customize their designs. The system is an improvement over current clinical processes, such as mass-producing one-size-fits-all parts or hand sculpting unique parts. The RCM machine lets you choose from a range of FDA-approved materials.
— Seamless workflow from prototype to production with the same equipment.
— A range of FDA-approved materials available on the open market.
— Low energy consumption complies with green manufacturing practices.
The Roland MDX and JWX series milling machines produce detailed parts with smooth surface finishes and tight tolerances. They are ideal for producing prototypes, medical implants and other RCM parts from wood, brass, aluminum and a wide range of plastics.
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