Roland DG has today released the first products under the company’s new DGSHAPE 3Dtechnology-focused subsidiary.

A leading provider of dental milling devices, DGSHAPE brings the DWP-80S dental 3D printer and the DWX-52DC with Automatic Disc Changer, Roland DG’s most advanced dental mill to date. With the simultaneous launch of these two products under the DGSHAPE brand, Roland becomes the first and only manufacturer in the United States to offer both additive and subtractive technologies tailored to the dental lab industry.

The DWP-80S dental 3D printer is assisted by the feature-rich, user-friendly Quick Denta software, which is ideal for the creation of 3D-printed prostheses, such as custom trays, denture base plates and partial frameworks for casting. Printing in three steps with the pre-configured workflow wizard, components of all types can be printed. The printer’s digital production method intelligently determines the way components are positioned for printing, creates the ideal layout of support points, and adjusts for material shrinkage. Its large build area, 80mm x 80mm x 80mm, also allows the user to print multiple units at the same time. Approximately, three custom trays can be built in one print, four base plates can be built in one print, and up to four frameworks (depending on size) can be built in one print.

“Traditional denture fabrication relies heavily on manual processes, which require a tremendous amount of labour, skill and years of know-how,” said Dwight Blair, Roland DGA’s Product Manager, Dental Solutions. “The new DWP-80S is a game changer in that it helps automate several of the most technical and precise parts of the fabrication process. Automating this dying art will allow labs of the future to keep up with existing customer demands.”

Since the launch of the first Roland DWX series device in 2010, Roland mills has strived to consistently contribute to the widespread digitalisation of dental restorations. Throughout the current decade, the company has gained industry-wide recognition as a leading player in this field, and particularly the machinery’s desktop size, simple operation, robust reliability and open architecture. This open architecture allows users to integrate the new DWX-52DC dental mill into their existing workflow with popular scanners, software and the latest materials. The DXW-52DC also allows users to further automate the digital production process, taking performance, accuracy, efficiency, and ease-of-use to an even higher level.

Roland’s new dental milling machine features a newly-developed Automatic Disc Changer that holds up to six discs and allows labs to maximise productivity by milling precision dental restorations unattended. Similar to Roland’s new 3D printing system, a variety of indications, including copings, crowns, full bridges and abutments, can be produced simultaneously using a range of materials. Roland also expect users to appreciate the built-in 15-station Automatic Tool Changer (ATC), which replaces tools without interruption, for optimum efficiency. Additionally, an Intelligent Tool Control (ITC) function allows the machine to automatically swap-out used burs, while the Virtual Machine Panel (VPanel)software monitors the device and simplifies the production process.

“The DWP-80S, Roland’s first 3D printer specifically designed for dental applications, expands the field of digital dentistry, while the DWX-52DC ramps up automation to optimise dental restoration productivity and efficiency,” Blair added. “I have no doubt that the advanced capabilities of these new, state-of-the-art DGSHAPE products will help significantly improve dental fabrication.”


Original article written by Sam Davies for TCT Magazine