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Delcam has launched the 2014 R2 release of its Dentmill CAM software for the milling of dental restorations including crowns, bridges and implants. The new version provides a new mechanism for receiving parts from Delcam’s Ordermanager system, more control when using multi-holder fixtures and new options for the non-uniform scaling of items.

Smaller enhancements include improved library management and easier setup for three-plus-two machining.

Dentmill is based on Delcam’s Powermill software for high-speed and five-axis machining and includes advanced strategies to mill restorations in any material from PMMA to titanium.

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Key features and enhancements

Ordermanager

  • Dentmill is linked to Delcam’s Ordermanager workflow management software so that the new part library is updated automatically once a new order is received.
  • Ordermanager then manages the whole process from the initial order through to manufacturing and final despatch.
  • At all stages, users can maintain a real-time view of the centre’s total order status.
  • The improvements in the 2014 R2 release provide a quicker, slicker and more intelligent mechanism for transferring new restorations into Dentmill from Ordermanager, making the whole process more efficient.

More control when using multi-holder fixtures

  • Multi-holder fixtures allow individual restorations to be machined from discrete blocks of material, rather than machining multiple items from a single block.
  • Dentmill 2014 R2 gives users more control when using this type of fixture. For example, if similar types of restoration are being produced in all the positions, the same set of strategies can be applied to the complete group.
  • Alternatively, individual machining approaches can be used to calculate the toolpaths if each item is of a different type.
  • In addition, the machining sequence can be set up so that all operations with a particular tool across the various items can be set up so all operations with a particular tool across the various items can be complete in sequence before moving to the next cutter, thus reducing tooling changes.
  • If preferred, each restoration can be machined completely before moving to the next item.

New options for non-uniform scaling of items

  • Dentmill has always offered an option to scale models to compensate for shrinkage of materials during the sintering process. This option has been made more powerful with the ability to undertake non-uniform 3D scaling, allowing more accurate scaling to give better-fitting restorations.
  • Data import has also been enhanced to improve the import of models from many different open and closed systems — an important area for an open system such as Dentmill.
  • In particular, more variants of 3Shape parts can now be read into the software.

Delcam supplies software and services that help manufacturing companies to maximise their profitability by increasing productivity, improving quality and reducing lead times. The company is the world's largest specialist supplier of computer-aided machining software, with its PowerMILL, FeatureCAM, Partmaker and ArtCAM programs making up the most comprehensive range of CAM systems from any developer.

This broad selection allows Delcam to offer a CAM system capable of machining virtually any product, in any material on any type of equipment. Delcam also develops product design, tooling design and quality control programs. The unique Tribrid Modelling approach to design incorporates solid modelling, surface modelling and triangle modelling in a single program, enabling complete design and reverse engineering projects to be undertaken without transferring data between software.

Delcam's Powerinspect offers fast, reliable comparison of parts, prototypes and tooling against CAD data on all types of inspection equipment and even on machine tools. This versatility has made it the world's leading hardware-independent inspection software. Related programs are available for checking machine tool set-up and part location. Delcam software is used in over 80 countries worldwide by around 40,000 organisations, from large multi-nationals to small sub-contractors, in industries including aerospace, automotive, dental, engineering, footwear, medical and toolmaking.

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