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    Best place to outsource full-gold

    Discussion in 'Metal' started by BlakeHarting, Mar 12, 2016.

    1. BlakeHarting
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      BlakeHarting Active Member Full Member

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      Anyone have much experience sending out full-gold .stl's to get sintered/cast/milled? What's the best place? We're having porosity issues with our current place.

      And I know, yeah yeah yeah... get the doc to switch to Zirconia. That's at the top of my list also. We still have a couple hardcore metal docs.
       
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      Car 54 Well-Known Member Donator Full Member

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      Good question Blake. Did you try Argen for thier DPM?
       
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      Strategy milling does a great job. Either 55% or 2% gold good color on both. Polishing very quick , looks great.
       
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      We use Strategy also. Good results, no need to stock alloy and they are nice people.
       
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      When I did metal I used them for refining. Never had a bad experience with them ever. Top notch business.
       
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      We did only two FGC'z in February...an ounce should last for a very long time...

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      I quit doing gold crowns about 10 years ago. Now that I have a scanner, I'm now wondering if I should start offering them again, since there are better options with Argen and now Strategy, who I had never heard of before.
       
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      Yes sir you should!
      Design, wait for UPS, open box, polish, bill out without stocking Noble and HN alloys. Plus your able to
      offer the newer Yellow Noble 2%-5%- and 20% light yellow alloys at great prices if requested.
      fyi,,, doing both... casting inhouse and using Argen DPM for particular Noble and HN alloys.
       
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      Thanks, Charles. I may try sending a case or two to both places, to make sure they have the margins I'm looking for, then let my Drs know they can send me their gold crowns they're now sending elsewhere.

      It's probably better and wiser in this day and age, to be able to offer myself as a more full service crown and bridge lab to my accounts.
       
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    11. BlakeHarting
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      Yeah we tried Argen. I like their copings.

      This site is great. Thanks for all the advice everyone.
       
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      It is very very hard to beat strategy on its service. They are unbelievably consistent

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      i did an SLM Yellow Gold crown from Argen and i have to say it was awesome.

      I've tried the gold crowns from strategy and they are definitely nice as well.
       
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      Perhaps you are referring to our DPM or Milled gold crown as SLM is not meant for full contour. The only yellow SLM we have is Captek. Either way... Thank you!



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      I thought Captek was deceased. Got any pictures of the SLM Captek copings?
       
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      are there any pictures of milled gold crowns ???
       
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      Check out link in post #3 above.;)
       
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      Thanks
       
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      I have some coming from Argen since they started milling them. I have been using them via DPM with great results, really interested to see how well the ARUM mills mill the gold.
       
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      We use Argen for DPM, comes back with a great fit and no wasted gold. We cast very little in the lab now because of this.
       
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