Delcam launches 2015 release of DentMill dental milling software

Delcam will release its latest version of DentMill software for the milling of dental implant restorations during Lab Day Chicago, which is scheduled for February 27 to February 28, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Feb 9th, 2015
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Delcamwill release its latest version of DentMill software for the milling of dental implant restorations during Lab Day Chicago, which is scheduled for February 27 to February 28, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

The latest version of DentMill provides a new mechanism for identifying and creating machining features from imported CAD data — an improved interface for the library manager — and the ability to provide 3-D previews of imported parts. It also benefits from the latest enhancements in Delcam’s PowerMill CAM system.

DentMill is an open dental CAM solution that can mill all types of restorations — including crowns, bridges, and implants — from all major dental CAD systems on the market. It includes advanced strategies to mill restorations in any material from polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) to titanium, both quickly and accurately in clinics, laboratories, or milling centers. The system uses dental imagery and terminology, making it easy for dental technicians to use, even if they have limited experience of machining.

Milling templates are supplied with the software covering a wide range of materials including titanium, cobalt-chrome, and glass ceramics. These allow highly-tailored automated generation of toolpaths. Users can also develop their own templates for any additional materials that they machine.

The new method for identifying features within imported CAD models will speed up the programming of implant interfaces, bar attachments, or any other special geometry on a restoration or dental bar. It has been made easier to position work planes to fix the orientation of the restoration; to identify prismatic geometry within the implant, such as cylinders or cones; and then to generate milling or drilling routines from the appropriate template.

DentMill's library manager allows users to develop and edit libraries of material stock, fixtures, and numerical control (NC) machines. These libraries form part of the stock-management system, which allows the user to only select sizes of material block that are currently in stock and that are suitable for the specified machine fixture, saving time and eliminating possible errors. The new interface makes it easier to add extra items to the library, such as a partly-used block of material or a new piece of equipment.

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