Heraeus Kulzer and Canadian digital specialist Dental Wings will announce their long-term partnership on a new innovative milling technology developed by Dental Wings at this week's International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne, Germany.
The technology is called Laser Milling, and the underlying process is laser ablation: within a closed loop 3D process and integrated quality control, the laser "mills" the materials. Materials including modern composite, glass ceramic, and zirconia blocks can be used. The companies will distribute the new CAM technology with specialized Heraeus Kulzer materials.
The partnership brings together Heraeus Kulzer's decades of materials expertise and Dental Wings' digital know-how, according to the companies. Heraeus Kulzer supports dental technicians and dentists around the world with materials and services for digital and traditional techniques. Dental Wings' core expertise lies in digital dental technology, with a portfolio including solutions such as software for computer-aided prosthetics and 3D scanners.
"Users want to produce durable restorations flexibly and efficiently. This requires that we closely integrate high-quality materials and modern technologies," stated Martin Haase, PhD, managing director of Heraeus Kulzer, in a press release. "With Dental Wings, we have a talented, proven partner for this novel laser milling technology who shares our commitment to always being a step ahead."
Mike Rynerson, CEO of Dental Wings, said this partnership would open up the full potential of laser milling technology.
"With Heraeus Kulzer, we have an experienced materials specialist at our side that has for decades been driving dental and technical restoration with innovative, reliable materials," he stated in the release.