EasyShape Software Update Adds Greater Functionality to Roland DWX-4 Dental CAD/CAM Milling Machine

New Strategies and Tools Support Milling Hybrid Abutments and New Prosthetic Materials

Irvine, CA, November 19, 2014 - Roland DGA Corp., a leading provider of dental CAD/CAM technologies, announced a significant software upgrade for its DWX-4 dental milling machine that allows this innovative device to mill hybrid abutments and to mill popular hybrid ceramic materials.

"Roland EasyShape CAM software is an easy-to-use solution that offers a simplified workflow for a short learning curve," said Brian Brooks, dental product manager for Roland DGA Corp. "With the exciting, new update, DWX-4 owners will find new strategies to support milling hybrid abutments and popular new resins, including VITA ENAMIC® hybrid ceramic and 3M™ ESPE™ Lava™ Ultimate CAD/CAM Restorative pin-type blocks."

"The EasyShape update now supports all the standard tools Roland offers," Brooks added, "including the ZCB series, SF series, ZDB (diamond) series and ZDB-HY (special coated for hybrid ceramics) series, plus a new 0.3mm tool for any restoration that requires fine anatomic details. Also included with the update are settings for better surface finish quality and reduced milling time for abutments, bridges, copings and crowns."

The new materials from VITA and 3M ESPE are acclaimed in the industry for their exceptional aesthetics. They can be finished without firing, which dramatically reduces labor and production time. Patients also experience less wear to the opposing dentition and a tooth-like feel due to the material's ability to absorb chewing forces.

Roland's DWX-4 is designed to produce a wide range of restorations in-house, eliminating a lab or clinic's need to outsource jobs. The DWX-4 combines 4-axis milling with a choice of two or optional 4-position ATC for a compact, easy-to-use production platform. With the DWX-4, professionals can mill a single crown or small bridge quickly, economically and to exacting specifications. Featuring an open architecture design, DWX series mills integrate seamlessly into an existing workflow with commercially available dental CAD/CAM software and hardware. In addition to the new materials, the DWX series is also capable of milling wax, PMMA and zirconia.

The EasyShape upgrade is free for DWX-4 owners. To download, please visit www.rolanddga.com.

For more information on Roland's advanced dental milling machines and accessories, or the complete lineup of high quality Roland products, visit www.rolanddga.com, or call 1-800-542-2307.

About Roland DGA Corp.

Roland DGA Corp. serves North and South America as the marketing, sales and distribution arm for Roland DG Corp. Founded in 1981 and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Roland DG of Hamamatsu, Japan is a worldwide leader in the sign, graphic arts, vehicle graphics, engraving, ADA signage, direct part marking, rapid prototyping, 3D modeling, and dental CAD/CAM industries. Roland DG is affiliated with Roland Corp., renowned in the music industry for developing MIDI technology and for producing digital music equipment including drums, keyboard synthesizers, recording equipment and other related technologies.

For more information on Roland DGA Corp., call (800) 542-2307 or visit www.rolanddga.com.