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    Increased flexibility with Ceramill DNA Generation mills

    One lab owner explains how Amann Girrbach’s mills have increased his productivity.

    Amann Girrbach already had a winner on its hands with its Ceramill DNA Generation mills. The Ceramill Mikro 4X and Motion 2 5X were solid performers, but a recent refresh of the line – including two new models and improved performance to existing models – make them very attractive additions to labs of all sizes.

    MikroJim Wehrman, owner of Nordent Dental Lab in Long Beach, California, has had the new Motion 2 since the first of the year, and he couldn’t be more pleased with its performance.

    All-purpose quality

    Overall, Wehrman says his Motion 2 mill is a solid, multipurpose machine that is easy to use and eliminates a lot of unnecessary steps.

    “It’s just overall an all-around great tool,” Wehrman says. “You finally have something that you eliminate a lot of extra, unnecessary labor costs and material costs in the old way of making things. That helps us increase profits tremendously. I’m a small lab. We only have 10 people in our lab, and by having the machine some of the technicians, at first, really didn’t like it. But once they got involved with it and saw that they can do other things while the machine is doing its work, they grew to love it. And it just simplifies everything. The mill quality is just phenomenal. It’s just made our products so much better.”

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    It’s his history with Amann Girrbach that brought him back for the upgraded model.

    “I’ve been doing this for about 32 years, and Amann Girrbach has always had great products in the past, so that’s why I chose to go with AG’s milling machines,” Wehrman says.

    Amann Girrbach’s line of DNA Generation mills are elegant, futuristic-looking machines. But it’s what’s under the hood that makes them exceptional additions to labs.

    A new feature available with the DNA line is a “carving mode.” This process reduces grinding times of difficult to process materials—like glass ceramics and hybrid ceramics—by up to 60 percent. In contrast to the linear movement of tools used in traditional milling or grinding, carving mode enables the creation of curved paths. Instead of the blank being ground down to the required size, the excess material is cut off as a whole and completely separated. This procedure reduces the time spent on milling and grinding single-tooth indications by up to 60 percent without sacrificing precision.

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    Robert Elsenpeter
    Robert Elsenpeter is a freelance writer and frequent contributor to Dental Products Report and Digital Esthetics. He is also the author ...


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