New DESS Material Attachment Adapter Available for DWX-42W Dental Mill

New DESS Material Attachment Adapter for DGSHAPE AK-1 Kit Expands the Custom Abutment Milling Capabilities of DWX-42W Wet Mill

Newly Added Accessory Enables Milling of DESS Pre-Milled Titanium Blanks with AK-1 Abutment Kit and DWX-42W

New DESS Material Attachment Adapter for the DGSHAPE AK-1 Abutment Kit from Roland DGA

Irvine, Calif., September 14, 2021 – Roland DGA’s DGSHAPE Americas dental business group has announced the availability of a new DESS® Material Attachment Adapter for its innovative AK-1 Abutment Kit designed for use with the DWX-42W wet dental mill. The new DESS Material Attachment Adapter complements the three existing AK-1 adapters currently available (NT Trading®, Medentika®, and GeoMedi®), further expanding the versatility and material capabilities of the DWX-42W for milling custom titanium abutments. DGSHAPE’s AK-1 Abutment Kit enables both clinicians and dental laboratories to offer full-service, high quality implant restorations in-house with precision and ease.

Equipped with a DWX-42W wet mill, an AK-1 Abutment Kit, and the appropriate material attachment adapter, any clinician or lab can begin offering custom abutments and implant-supported restorations in-house. Having this capability ensures greater control over the design process, while also significantly reducing both turnaround time and cost.

“The added DESS compatibility for the AK-1 Abutment Kit makes it simple and cost-effective to mill custom titanium pre-milled blanks from DESS,” said Roland DGA’s Dental Solutions Product Manager, Lisa Aguirre. “Now, whether you want to work with materials from NT-Trading, Medentika, or DESS, we can provide a manufacturer-specific attachment that’s perfect for the job.”

The AK-1 Abutment Kit includes a set of titanium dedicated milling tools, a special purpose filter tray, a torque screwdriver, a hexagonal wrench, a receptacle tray, and a user’s manual. DWX-42W users can purchase the AK-1, along with the desired material attachment adapter, through authorized Roland DGA dental dealers or the Roland DGA Online Store.

The new DESS Material Attachment Adapter and DGHAPE’s AK-1 Abutment Kit can be used with MillBox software version 2021 and newer. 

To learn more about the AK-1 Abutment Kit for the DWX-42W wet mill, available adapters, or the complete line of DGSHAPE dental products and accessories, visit

About Roland DGA Corporation and DGSHAPE Americas

Roland DGA Corporation serves North and South America as the marketing, sales, distribution and service arm for Roland DG Corporation and its subsidiary, DGSHAPE. Founded in 1981 and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Roland DG of Hamamatsu, Japan is a worldwide leader in wide-format inkjet printers, engravers, photo impact printers and CNC milling machines. DGSHAPE Americas is the Roland DGA dental business group dedicated to the DGSHAPE line of products, most notable as a market leader in dental milling machines. To learn more about Roland DGA Corporation and DGSHAPE Americas, visit