Roland DGA Announces Development of New Wet Milling Machine for Producing Custom Dental Prosthetics

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 12, 2015 - Roland DGA Corporation, a leading worldwide provider of dental milling technologies, today announced the development of a new wet milling dental machine, the DWX-4W, to be exhibited at key dental conferences worldwide beginning in February 2015.

The recent introduction of CAD/CAM software, CNC milling machines and new restorative materials has revolutionized the production of dental prostheses, including crowns, copings and bridges. One of the most popular restorative materials is lithium disilicate, a glass ceramic which is gaining support from dental clinics and patients for its superior hardness and aesthetic qualities. Roland developed the DWX-4W milling machine especially to meet the demands of this growing market.

"The DWX-4W, a state-of-the-art device specifically designed for precision wet milling, perfectly complements our popular lineup of dry milling machines, which can be found in dental labs all over the world," said Brian Brooks, Roland DGA's dental solutions product manager.

Roland has identified a market need that it intends to fill. "While there are products currently available that combine dry milling and wet milling functionality in a single machine and process a variety of dental CAD/CAM materials, each of these devices requires a time-consuming, labor-intensive changeover when switching between wet and dry machining, noted Brooks. "You need to dispose of the milling residue, clean the inside of the machine, and make sure the processing area is dry. Roland's multiple-device solution enables users to perform both dry and wet milling, as well as process different materials, simultaneously and without a changeover, saving time, effort, and money. Unlike dual-function machines, which tend to compromise performance in their attempt to 'multi-task,' the Roland solution allows each mill to specialize in its intended function, ensuring optimum results."

In addition to maximizing convenience, performance and cost-efficiency, employing both Roland dry and wet mills in an integrated system facilitates scalability, making it simple for a growing business add a unit to meet increasing production requirements.

Upcoming DWX-4W Exhibitions

LMT LAB DAY Chicago 2015

  • February 27-28, 2015
  • Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, USA
  • Booth: I-20

IDS 2015

  • March 10-14, 2015
  • Cologne Exhibition Center, Cologne, Germany
  • Hall 3.1 Stand L-030 M039

36th Australian Dental Congress

  • March 26-28, 2015
  • Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia

20th Dental South China International Expo 2015

  • April 5-8, 2015
  • China Import & Export Fair Pazhou Complex, Guangzhou, China

LMT LAB DAY West 2015

  • May 2, 2015
  • Hyatt Regency Orange County, Garden Grove, USA

58th Congress Amici di Brugg 2015

  • May 21-23, 2015
  • Rimini Fiera, Rimini, Italy

To learn more about Roland's new DWX-4W Wet Mill, or Roland's complete dental product lineup, visit www.rolanddga.com.

About Roland DGA Corp.

Roland DGA Corporation serves North and South America as the marketing, sales and distribution arm for Roland DG Corporation. Founded in 1981 and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Roland DG of Hamamatsu, Japan is a worldwide leader in wide-format inkjet printers for the sign, apparel, textile, packaging and vehicle graphics markets; engravers for awards, personalization and ADA signage; photo impact printers for direct part marking; and 3D printers and CNC milling machines for rapid prototyping, part manufacturing and the medical and dental CAD/CAM industries. Roland DGA is ISO 9001:2008 certified, and Roland DG is ISO 9001:2008 and 14001:2004 certified.