Roland DGA Announces Launch of New DGSHAPE Wet Dental Mill | Roland

Roland DGA Announces Launch of New DGSHAPE Wet Dental Mill

Roland DGA has launched its new "intelligent" DGSHAPE DWX-42W wet dental mill.

Irvine, Calif., Oct 5, 2018 – Roland DGA has announced that DGSHAPE Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Roland DG Corporation and a leading provider of dental milling machines and other digital fabrication tools, has launched its new DWX-42W wet dental mill.  The successor to DGSHAPE’s popular DWX-4W wet mill, the DWX-42W incorporates improvements to the original DWX wet-milling platform for even greater overall performance.

The DWX-42W is designed to fit the milling needs of both dedicated labs and in-clinic labs. It provides on-demand milling of glass ceramics and composite resin materials, producing crowns, small bridges, inlays, onlays, veneers, and other prosthetics.  For labs, the DWX-42W represents a standalone wet-milling solution, allowing for quick, cost-effective and highly esthetic CAD/CAM restorations. For in-clinic labs, it enables dental offices and practices to provide a same-day restoration service for their patients.  

The DWX-42W is an intelligent machine that offers effortless production and superior results. Its new machine features include increased Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) capacity with 6-stations, ethernet connectivity, newly designed nozzles and coolant tank, and new grinding burs. It also boasts a newly engineered DGSHAPE spindle (patent pending) – the culmination of more than 35 years of Roland spindle- building experience. Additional key upgrades include reduced air pressure and volume requirements (which eliminates the need for an additional compressor), up to 50 percent faster milling times, and the ability to connect to the device over a network. 

“This advanced yet easy-to-use machine takes DGSHAPE wet-milling technology to the next level,” said Dwight Blair, Roland DGA’s dental product manager. “The DWX-42W is a fast, efficient, durable choice for dental professionals, offering new networking capabilities to improve lab or clinical services.”

In addition to its simple operation, the DWX-42W, like all DWX series dental mills, has an open architecture design that gives clinics and labs the freedom to use software and scanners that they’re already familiar with. The DWX-42W’s six-station ATC switches out grinding burs as needed for unattended production. Other state-of-the-art features include a Virtual Machine Panel (VPanel), which lets users quickly configure settings for up to four machines from a single computer. VPanel also monitors operational status, sends email notifications when milling has been completed, and allows for automatic maintenance procedures like calibrations and spindle run-ins.

“DGSHAPE users really appreciate that their DWX mills are ‘plug-and-play’ devices that can be operational minutes after setup,” noted Blair. “This factor, along with the advantages of open architecture, shorten the learning curve and make integrating devices like the DWX-42W into any existing workflow a breeze.”

To learn more about the new DGSHAPE DWX-42W wet dental mill from Roland, or the complete DGSHAPE product line, visit

About DGSHAPE Corporation 

DGSHAPE Corporation was spun-off of Roland DG Corporation in 2017 as a wholly-owned subsidiary to develop and market the company’s innovative 3D products, including DWX mills and DWP 3D printer for the dental industry, MPX photo impact printers and EGX engravers for the industrial labeling and personalization industries, and MDX and monoFab series of desktop milling machines for the rapid prototyping, manufacturing, and hobby industries. The company’s products are distributed worldwide.

About Roland DGA

Roland DGA Corporation serves North and South America as the marketing, sales, distribution and service 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, personalization and vehicle graphics markets; engravers for awards, giftware and ADA signage; photo impact printers for direct part marking; and 3D printers and CNC milling machines for the dental CAD/CAM, rapid prototyping, part manufacturing and medical industries. To learn more about Roland DGA, or the complete Roland product line, visit

About Roland DG Corporation

Roland DG Corporation is a leading manufacturer of digital devices designed to help professionals as well as craft makers and hobbyists transform their imagination into reality. Products include the TrueVIS, SOLJET, VersaCAMM, VersaUV and Texart series large-format inkjet printers and the CAMM-1 and STIKA vinyl cutters for the sign, vehicle graphics, personalization, apparel and textile decoration industries. The company uses its proprietary cell production technology to manufacture products that are distributed in over 200 countries and regions worldwide. For more information about Roland DG Corporation, please visit

Upcoming DWX-42W Exhibitions:

8th World Dental Show (official launch exhibition)
October 5-7, 2018
Yokohama, Japan

BDIA Dental Showcase 
October 4-6, 2018
London, UK

October 31 – November 3, 2018
Shanghai, China

ADF Annual Dental Meeting
November 27 – December 1, 2018
Paris, France

February 21-23, 2019
Chicago, USA

38th International Dental Show (IDS)
March 12-16, 2019
Cologne, Germany

Expo Dental Meeting
May 16-18, 2019
Rimini, Italy