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New Open 5 Axis Milling from Sirona for Dental Labs

By October 17, 2014October 27th, 2015Product Launch

inLab MC X5, the five-axis milling and grinding unit newly developed especially for the demands of dental laboratories, completes Sirona’s inLab system. Dental technicians benefit from the greatest flexibility for the entire production process of aesthetically pleasing restorations and the largest selection of materials available on the market.

Sirona’s new five-axis laboratory unit inLab MC X5 fulfills these demands and gives users new freedom – with wet and dry processing, a wide range of indications, and the free choice of materials. This maximises the units use within a laboratory  giving the technician the widest choice of materials and production processes, from dry milling zirconia discs to wet milling a single Vita Suprinity Crown fron a Vita Suprinity Lithium Silicate Block.

Developed especially for dental laboratories

“The new laboratory unit sends a clear signal from Sirona to dental technicians,” says Reinhard Pieper, Director of inLab Product Management at Sirona. Users benefit from 30 years of experience with CAD/CAM in wet processing of various materials combined with new dry processing techniques – in one machine. “We implemented all of our know-how as a pioneer and innovation leader of dental CAD/CAM technology to develop a CAD/CAM laboratory machine tailored specifically to meet existing and future demands,” added Pieper. “This ensures that inLab MC X5 will be a good investment in the long term.”

inLab MC X5 is Sirona’s first open production unit and is suitable for use with various existing CAD/CAM equipment in dental laboratories – for users with a Sirona scanner and inLab software or for laboratories with scanners and CAD components from other manufacturers. STL restoration data can be imported easily and quickly to the CAM software module developed for inLab MC X5 and processed with inLab MC X5. In combination with the inEos X5 scanner and inLab software, the new laboratory machine is the optimal complete solution for new users of Sirona CAD/CAM production.

Productive laboratory unit for all common processing jobs

Depending on the indication and material, the five-axis inLab MC X5 can be used for wet or dry processing. In addition, for the first time it is possible to switch automatically from dry to wet processing when working on one part. Tools used include carbide cutters and diamond grinders as well as standardized disks with a diameter of 98.5 millimeters and a height of up to 30 millimeters. Users can ensure efficient utilization of material by using the disk management function and extensive nesting functions. The specially developed multi-block holder uses CAD/CAM materials in block form. It can be loaded with up to six blocks of different materials at the same time. inLab MC X5 is thus designed to be a universal laboratory unit for a number of indications and for processing zirconium oxide, polymers, composites, wax, glass ceramics, hybrid ceramics, and prepared for metals. The machine allows the dental laboratory a free choice of all material suppliers and it benefits additionally from the material competence of Sirona’s material partners VITA Zahnfabrik, Ivoclar Vivadent, Dentsply, Merz Dental, 3M ESPE, and GC.

Open, user friendly and cost effective

Due to the combination of the wide range of indications, free choice of materials, and open interfaces for external restoration data, dental technicians can use the machine flexibly from the start. The high-quality, functional design of the chamber of the laboratory unit ensures easy maintenance and makes it fast and easy to clean with the specially developed “easy-clean” concept. It can quickly switch among various materials and between wet and dry processing. This flexibility combined with the reasonable cost and the fact that there are no additional dongle fees makes inLab MC X5 very cost effective. The unit is delivered with its own inLab CAM software module and can be ordered from dental dealers immediately.

Panadent is delighted to be sending its team to Sirona for the launch on Monday. They will be ready to answer all questions following full training next week.

Peter Gowers

Author Peter Gowers

Peter, Managing Director and Owner started with Panadent as early as 1987. With changing markets from when Mr Oliver Edward Gowers, AKA George, first opened Panadent's doors, Peter developed the company into what it is today, servicing the Dental Lab with a complete One Stop Shop, linking dentists with Labs through new technology and Surgeries with a collection of select products. He created The Advanced Surgical Products Ltd and Panadent Learning Academy Ltd. As well as a holding several posts within the BDIA, Peter is also a keen Yacht Master.

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