Amann Girrbach updates and expands Ceramill milling line

November 9, 2016

Amann Girrbach has announced an expansion to its Ceramill line of dental milling machines.

Amann Girrbach has long been a major player in the world of dental millinng, with their Ceramill milling machine line of products. They have recently released an update to the Ceramill line, featuring a new processing strategy called “Carving Mode” which reduces the grinding times of difficult to process materials such as glass-ceramics and hybrid-ceramics by up to 60 percent.

“Carving Mode“ cuts off excess material as a whole, thus avoiding grinding down the blank to the actual geometry. Low machining forces and their uniform distributions over the entire tool length reportedly enable higher processing speeds, resulting in significantly shortened fabrication times with increased service life and component quality.

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The procedure is said to result in massive time-savings when fabricating single-tooth indications made from hybrid or glass ceramic and corresponds to processing times using a twin spindle (approx. 15 minutes per crown) with the highest presicion. The ability to process materials this demands high but controlled power input in order to achieve maximum precision, which is why the Ceramill line is now equipped with optimized control technology; in conjunction with the drive components, spindle and tools, it is engineered for precise results with top performance.

The "Carving Mode" reduces grinding times up to 60 percent while providing high precisionSix years after the market launch of the first desktop system, the Ceramill Motion 2 hybrid system and new, additional Ceramill Mikro IC wet unit have been equipped with a powerful, high-frequency spindle. The Ceremill line has been updated with new interior and exterior values and has been extended to include two additional machines.

Additionally,  the Amann Girrbach portfolio will soon be divided into two sections: “SPECIALIZED” and “ALL-IN,” which means the company can cater even more specifically for the individual needs of dental laboratories. The “SPECIALIZED” class includes a total of three milling machines mainly targeted at laboratories with a focus on specific materials or indications. They consist of the 4-axis dry unit Ceramill Mikro 4X, on the market since 2015, and also the newly added sister model Ceramill Mikro 5X. In addition to conventional standard indications, it also enables in-house fabrication of splints, bars and implant bridges in minimum space but with a wide range of services.

Laboratories can also look forward to a completely new type of machine in this category: the Ceramill Mikro IC 4X. The compact, condensed design vocabulary indicates that this is the complete power pack. This assumption is confirmed by a view of the interior: an extremely solid axis system, installed in a monocoque housing to provide stability, ensures that materials can be wet processed with high feed rates.

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The Ceramill Motion 2 5-axis mill is in the “ALL-IN” category. The flagship of the Ceramill CAD/CAM line, the 5-axis milling machine combines the wet/dry grinding, milling and carving technique in one unit and reportedly enables a virtually limitless range of materials to be processed in-house. A modular Plug&Play quick-change holder concept is designed to enable cost-effective integration of new materials and adaptation of the milling unit quickly and flexibly to changing requirements. As with the Ceramill Mikro IC wet unit, users also can reportedly benefit from the high operating performance and efficiency of the built-in high-frequency spindle. 

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