Delcam launching dedicated dental milling software for Datron and DDL

March 12, 2013
dlpmagazine.com-2013-03-01, Issue 3

At the IDS exhibition this week, Delcam will launch dedicated versions of its DentMILL dental milling software tailored specifically for the production of dental restorations on the Datron D5 and Digital Dental Lab desktop machining systems. 

At the IDS exhibition this week, Delcam will launch dedicated versions of its DentMILL dental milling software tailored specifically for the production of dental restorations on the Datron D5 and Digital Dental Lab desktop machining systems. 

Delcam is currently in discussion with other dental equipment manufacturers to extend further its range of machine-specific software.

“DentMILL for Datron” and “DentMILL for DDL” follow the pattern established by the “DentMILL for Roland” milling software introduced by Delcam last November.  These OEM versions of DentMILL make dental machining easier than ever by ensuring that the user is only presented with the machine kinematics, fixtures and material discs which are relevant and available.  

To ensure optimum machining efficiency, they include machine-specific templates for the automated generation of three-axis and five-axis toolpaths for the particular piece of equipment.

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The new releases expand Delcam’s comprehensive range of software for the dental industry. All three of the machine-specific milling systems are based on Delcam’s PowerMILL CAM system for high-speed and five-axis machining, whose rapidly growing global sales have helped to make the company the world’s leading specialist supplier of CAM software and services for the last twelve years. 

Like Delcam’s generic DentMILL software, all of the dedicated programs benefit from the many proven strengths of PowerMILL. These include a range of advanced strategies that offer smoother machining to give the best possible surface finish, plus flexible five-axis techniques that can produce even the most complex restorations quickly and accurately.

Additionally, background-processing capabilities mean that toolpath calculations can be started on the first items added to the block, while the remaining restorations are still being positioned. The technology also allows work to be undertaken simultaneously on a number of projects. Both capabilities can reduce the overall calculation times significantly for a series of restorations.

The new releases also include all the major developments in the new DentMILL 2013 release. These include a completely redesigned interface, with a reduced number of toolbars to allow the maximum screen space for toolpath generation and simulation together with bolder and clearer icons.

The new streamlined appearance has been developed in association with dental laboratories and milling centers to ensure that technicians with limited experience of computer-aided machining will find the technology easy to learn and to use.

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