Roland DGA unveils new dry mill

September 17, 2015

Roland’s DWX-51D dental milling machine is equipped with a 10-station automatic tool changer (ATC), a new C-clamp with torque wrench for reportedly easier loading of materials and an expanded Virtual Machine Panel (VPanel) with built-in maintenance routine. It’s designed to be capable of producing copings, crowns, full bridges and abutments and other prosthetics from zirconia, wax, PMMA, composite resin, PEEK and gypsum with unparalleled speed and precision.

Roland DGA Corporation, a leading provider of dental milling devices, announced the release of its latest five-axis dry mill, the DWX-51D.

Roland’s DWX-51D dental milling machine is equipped with a 10-station automatic tool changer (ATC), a new C-clamp with torque wrench for reportedly easier loading of materials and an expanded Virtual Machine Panel (VPanel) with built-in maintenance routine. It’s designed to be capable of producing copings, crowns, full bridges and abutments and other prosthetics from zirconia, wax, PMMA, composite resin, PEEK and gypsum with unparalleled speed and precision.

Simultaneous five-axis machining with 360-degree rotation in clockwise or counterclockwise directions (A axis) and 30-degree tilting toward the front or back (B axis) are said to support complex restorations with undercuts. For higher quality output, the DWX-51D reportedly employs an improved airflow system that boosts vacuum performance and prevents dust from building up in the milling area. The 10-station ATC is designed to enable multiple tooling options, as well as unattended operation from start to finish. For optimum convenience, a color-coded light reportedly informs the technician of the machine’s operational status.

“Because many labs run their machines unattended, we also equipped the DWX-51D with an automated e-mail notification system,” said Brian Brooks, Roland DGA’s senior product manager. “The user receives an email if an error occurs or when a job has been completed.”

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The DWX-51D boasts touch-button controls and automated milling said to make it simple to operate.

“Users will find the workflow to be easy, smooth and seamless,” Brooks said. “Just install the material and milling tools into the machine, use the VPanel to configure the settings from your computer and, with a few mouse clicks, the precision milling begins.”  

The new dental mill reportedly also features a slim, attractive design, but the beauty of the machines is said to be much more than skin deep: Unsurpassed performance, accuracy and efficiency reportedly also come standard. Ball screws for the X, Y and Z axes are designed to help maximize accuracy and reliability. Multicast capability is said to be yet another extremely useful DWX milling machine feature. Users can connect up to four respective DWX machines to a single system for centralized control from one PC.

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Along with the four-axis DWX-4W wet dental mill, Roland is said to now offer the dental industry the option of a comprehensive, two-mill combination capable of producing a wide range of dental prosthetics from a variety of materials.

According to Brooks, Roland’s multiple device solution,combining the DWX-4W with a state-of-the-art dry mill like the DWX-51D, offers significant advantages over single machines that offer both dry and wet milling.

“The beauty of our two-machine system is you can perform both wet and dry milling at the same time, as well as process different materials, without a changeover,” he said. “In addition to saving time, effort and money, this ensures superior results by allowing each machine to specialize in its intended function.”

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Since its launch in 2010, Roland’s DWX series reportedly has gained industry recognition for its five-axis capabilities, ease-of-use, robust reliability and open architecture. It is said to have quickly became an industry standard with more than 3,000 units sold worldwide.

“The open architecture of Roland’s DWX mills is just one of the reasons these devices are so popular." Brooks said. “Users aren’t locked in to one manufacturer with our milling machines. They can choose the type of software, scanner or materials they want to use.”

“The new DWX-51D is the culmination of more than three decades of proven Roland 3D milling technology. We also based the design of this next-generation device on extensive feedback obtained from current Roland DWX-50 users. This enabled us to create the ultimate dry dental mill-a machine that’s not only advanced, precise and efficient but also incredibly easy to use.”

Along with Roland service and support, the DWX-51D is backed up by a comprehensive two-year manufacturer’s warranty.

To learn more about Roland’s newest DWX dental milling machines, or the complete DWX lineup, visit rolanddga.com/dwx.

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