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4/7/2017 | 1 MINUTE READ

CAM Software for Dental Milling, Grinding

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ModuleWorks’ Dental Framework 2017 offers new, intelligent features for chair-side applications and complex dental indications.

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ModuleWorks’ Dental Framework 2017 offers new, intelligent features for chair-side applications and complex dental indications. This dental CAM plug-and-play product performs advanced toolpath calculations and outputs the corresponding NC file for dental CNC machines. It uses verified and configurable machining templates in the form of XML scripts for efficient and flexible implementation, and it contains a complete toolset library for manufacturing a range of dental indications. The integrated CAM engine, which is used for the toolpath calculations, provides three-, four- and five-axis strategies for dental milling and grinding (chair-side) applications.

Besides adding intelligent algorithms for chair-side grinding, the core CAM features for milling applications have also been enhanced to increase the efficiency and quality of machining operations for complex dental indications, including indications with deep undercuts.

By ensuring the cutting conditions remain almost constant, the adaptive roughing strategy for grinding has significant advantages compared to conventional constant offset roughing. The constant-cusp pattern continuously analyzes the remaining stock in front and adapts the stepover to ensure tool engagement with the stock is always the appropriate for the application.

For milling, the 3D silhouette curve can be used as a reference curve for splitting the constant-cusp finishing operations from the occlusal and cavity sides. The 3+2-axis automatic undercut strategy automatically detects the undercut areas from the top and bottom without any user input, then machines each region from the most approachable angle. 

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