By DE Editors
Catadent is a dental laboratory located in Spain that had been searching for the best system to rapidly manufacture dental prostheses at a competitive cost to counter the growing low-cost competition from overseas.
“We needed a reliable and easy to use CAM system which would be flexible enough for us to manufacture each unique prosthesis from a solid block in a predictable way,” said Pedro Ruiz, dental technician at Catadent.
The company evaluated several systems and selected WorkNC Dental from Sescoi based on its built-in technology.
“Other systems we looked at relied heavily on the programmer’s skill, and had significant weaknesses in detecting cutter collisions,” said Ruiz. “WorkNC Dental has intelligent machining strategies, powerful toolpath editing capabilities, and excellent simulation and collision avoidance technology, which is especially important for 5-axis machining.”
WorkNC Dental includes automated machining wizards to simplify the programming task required to generate collision free 3- and 5-axis toolpaths. Additionally, cutting methodology has been optimized to suit the types of materials used in prostheses, such as zirconia, titanium, and alumina, and the types of prosthesis required.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.