Milling unit earns 2007 Red Dot Design Award

May 1, 2007
Sirona Dental System's inLab MC XL unit recognized for acceptance in design and business.

ESSEN, Germany--Sirona Dental Systems, a leading producer of dental CAD/CAM systems, recently won the coveted red dot product design award for its new inLab MC XL milling unit.

The red dot is widely recognized as a seal of quality and stands for acceptance among the very best in design and business. The inLab MC XL milling unit was among several prominent American and international winners including adidas, BMW, Samsonite, and Tupperware.

With the official award ceremony scheduled for June 25 at the Aalto-Theatre in Essen, Germany, the red dot design award competition receives thousands of entries each year from more than 52 countries, and ranks among the largest design competitions worldwide.

The competition is divided into three sections: product design, communication design, and design concept, which are staged and judged separately.

Deciding factors for the independent jury's decision to select the inLab MC XL milling unit included its sleek design as well as its superior functionality, which sets it apart from virtually all CAD/CAM technology on the market today. The inLab MC XL features a modern, elegant design with solid, heavy-duty construction.

With the capacity to mill 40 to 60 units per day and large-span bridges up to 10 units, the inLab MC XL has the outstanding ability to build better-fitting, more precise restorations with speed and ease. A large window at the front of the milling chamber allows visualization of the milling process with color-visualized status indication.

"We are so happy to receive the red dot award for the second straight year. Sirona thrives on providing dental professionals with CAD/CAM solutions that are controllable, expandable, and affordable," remarked Norbert Ulmer, Director of Dental Laboratory Applications for Sirona Dental Systems. "The inLab MC XL is ideal for dental professionals seeking high-volume, large-span bridges, and streamlined production processes. It's a faster, more precise way to build better-fitting restorations."

This is Sirona's second honor from the prestigious red dot awards. In 2005 Sirona also received a red dot award for their inEos Dental Digitizer.

To view a full list of product, communication, and concept design winners for the 2007 red dot competition, visit Red Dot.