Any dental lab working with ceramic materials is familiar with the stress that ensues once a furnace starts its cycle. Whether firing ceramics, sintering zirconia or pressing glass ceramics, dental lab furnaces are a closed system that is relied on to perform to precise specifications in order to achieve optimal results. If something goes wrong within the furnace, it might not be recognized until it is too late to save the restoration.
The good news is modern furnaces are designed for reliability and reproducibility, and many of the latest systems feature a range of automatic processes, sensors and indicators to produce quality results in less time, every time. Furnaces are designed for regular use and firing cycles can be easily customized to achieve designed results with any material. Here are some of the furnaces available to dental labs.
Features infrared technology capable of speeding up the firing process by up to 20 percent
Thermal imaging camera measures the surface temperature of object being fired to customize and automate pre-drying and closing processes
Provides consistent, high-quality firing results and reduces cracks in ceramics
Features an Advanced Press process that ensures uniform temperature distribution so pressing takes place at ideal temperature within the ring to reduce reaction layer generation and increase pressing speed
TTC Mode takes advantage of software and the firing chamber design to enable linear cooling, which can prevent chips and microfractures in zirconia restorations
A tripod insert beneath the firing ring helps create uniform heat
Automated drying adjusts the lift position for ideal dry cycles