Dry milling or wet milling

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Dry milling or wet milling

Post by psc » Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:43 am

Can u please higlights comparitive assesment between dry milling and wet milling pertaining to various materials

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Re: Dry milling or wet milling

Post by Andrew Dudley » Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:13 pm


Dry is suitable for:
PMMA (or other plastic like PEEK)
Hybrid nano Ceramic like 3M Lava ultimate or Vita Enamic materials

Wet milling is good for:
Glass Ceramic like eMAX.

Basically, wet milling is fine for Glass ceramic, but for others you should dry mill as to avoid contamination.
Most lab's have the workflow in place where they press eMax after dry milling wax first. This is a lot more cost effective.

The trend in the UK is showing signs that it is catching up with the rest of the world, where Zirconia is becomming a lot more popular that eMax, and so dry milling is the way forward.
Andrew Dudley
Business Manager - 3D & Dental
Roland DG (UK) Ltd
Web: www.rolanddg.co.uk

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