Choosing CAD/CAM equipment

Dental CAD/CAM technology and related equipment is evolving so rapidly to be better, faster, cheaper – how do you choose a system that works for you? As early adopters of digital dentistry ourselves, D Cubed Digital has experimented with many of the available dental CAD/CAM systems – both open and closed – and after much trial and error we have found what works best. Our mission is to share that information with dental professionals who are serious about exploring the enormous possibilities of digital dentistry.

Qualities we look for:

Open vs Closed Systems

The idea that CAD/CAM systems can be either open or closed is fairly self-explanatory. On the one hand, you have a closed system where all the links in the chain are manufactured by the same company and none of the elements can be used outside that specific system. They are pieces of one complete puzzle that are not interchangeable. Their files will not work with other machines and you will probably have to buy materials from the same company who sold you the system, ad infinitum. While some may prefer the convenience of such a system and would pay the higher price to have a particular brand, we prefer economy, flexibility and choice.

The open system model significantly increases available options while allowing freedom to choose what works best. An open system can be tailored to suit your budget and the requirements of your lab or practice, right down to the materials with which you want to work. D Cubed Digital is all about dental innovation and we believe that an open system, by its very nature, fosters creativity and ingenuity.

Here are some of the essential components we supply to laboratories who want to use an open CAD/CAM system:

3D Scanners

Medit has produced some of the most advanced yet most affordable 3D scanners on the market, which is why D Cubed Digital has identified Medit as a preferred supplier. The T-Series range of 3D scanners is sold in 42 countries globally while the Rexcan line of industrial scanners is being used by some of the most advanced manufacturing and design firms in the world.

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Sintering Furnaces

Machined restorations will need to have their final finishing done in a sintering furnace. Even as a laboratory who outsources CAM machining of restorations to another lab, you may still want to be in control of the final finishing touches to the work that arrives at your customers’ offices. We are able to supply affordable and reliable sintering furnaces to any CAD/CAM laboratory running an open system.