DentMILL 2014 is the latest release of
The new interface features a reduced number of toolbars to allow the maximum screen space for toolpath generation and simulation, together with bolder and clearer icons. It has been designed in association with dental laboratories and milling centres to ensure that technicians with limited experience of computer-aided machining will find the software easy to learn and to use.
As an open system, DentMILL can import implant CAD data from all the main dental design programs. The software automatically finds the prep-line within any crown or bridge design and splits the surface ready for toolpath generation.
Material use has been made more efficient with improved and more flexible nesting tools to position the various restorations within the block. In particular, part-to-part pinning allows closer nesting and so potentially increases the number of parts that can be made from one block.
As well as being positioned in the most efficient 2D arrangement, the restorations are orientated in the optimum 3D alignment so that the most cost-effective thickness of material block can be used. This ability to tilt the restorations also allows items higher than the block thickness to be oriented so that they can be machined.
DentMILL incorporates an intelligent stock-management system that allows the user only to select sizes of material block that are currently in stock and that are suitable for the specified machine fixture. The software applies automatically the appropriate shrinkage allowance and milling templates for the material selected.
Partly-used blocks can be added back into the stock-management system so that the material remaining can be used on future projects.
The milling templates supplied with the software cover a wide range of materials, including titanium, cobalt-chrome and glass ceramics. These allow highly automated generation of toolpaths. Of course, users can still develop their own templates for any additional materials that they machine.
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