Datron Dynamics (http://www.datron.com) has released the DATRON D5 Dental Mill. This 5-axis, high-speed machining center was designed specifically and exclusively for dental milling applications including crowns, bridges, abutments, inlays, onlays, telescopes, implants, bar work and even models.  It’s the only machining center in the world to feature a touch-screen iPad to control all machine functions.   

A rigid cast iron construction houses a fully-integrated 5-axis automation system built to hold up to eight material blanks or “pucks” frequently used by dental labs. This integrated 8-piece handling system loads and unloads blanks for un-attended operation. Finished blanks can be unloaded from the machine while the machine is running.

The DATRON D5 is optimized for the efficient machining of common dental materials such as NEM, titanium, chrome-cobalt, zirconium, PMMA, wax, ceramics and dental gypsum. This machine has seven dynamic servo drives, cast construction, horizontally-mounted industrial spindle, all of which produce superior and ultra precise parts.

The D5’s touch operator interface (the iPad) enables programming of the DATRON Dental software. Since the iPad is removable and can be taken off of the machining center, machine operations and job status can be monitored remotely even from a distance. For example, by activating the Live View button, the iPad screen shows the machining area. A camera mounted inside the machine transmits the image to the removable iPad screen.  This feature allows the operator to check the production status of the machine from another location, such as an office, or perhaps a ceramic station.

Within the D5 machining software, the milling data generated by the CAM module is constantly synchronized with the job manager and activated when necessary. Touch functions can link jobs together according to priority and deadline, or they can be run independently if preferred. Contact Datron for pricing options.