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Hi all. Could someone who has experience with both these manufacturers give me an idea of which is better built? Thanks in advance!
Hi Bob. Do you have the disc changer for the 450i? If so, have you encountered any problems with it? I like the idea of the disc changer but I've heard some can be problematic. How do you find after sales support with imes?I have no experience with VHF. We own a 250i, 450i and a 550i. We have a 140i on the way. Solid mills specifically designed for dental. What's nice about Imes is the selection of mills. You can select a mill based on the materials you want to mill, indications and level of production.
The new lineup will have some great features, like temperature calibration for self calibrating in an environmental that has temp fluctuations during the day. The new 140i specifically designed for milling ceramic blocks wet. Is fixtured to hold a mandrill not a disc, will have interchangeable holders for different mandrill configurations. Currently, it holds Cerec blocks. I expect it will hold d4d blocks and probably the new mandrill for e.max and the VHF.
For our surgeons it'll be mostly zirconia,the odd custom abutment and wax for pressing emax. I was sold on the dwx 50, but the disc changer on the other milling machines interests me. The Roland is also limited on the amount of tools it holds. Would I be correct in saying the imes is better quality than the Roland? We'll also be milling for other local labs, as there's not really anyone offering that service at the moment. I'm in South Wales, UK.Le-ant,
What are your plans for this mill? What materials and indications will you be milling?
I'll look at the 250i then. I've seen the Roland in action but not managed to see the imes yet. Thanks for your input Bob, I really respect your opinion. If it wasn't for people like you I'd have nothing to go on except for sales rep talk. I wish there was someone with your experience near hereHonestly, I really love the Roland for zirconia. We have worked out all the mill Stratergies for the most complex geometries needed for zirconia. Your right, no tool changer. For the money you can get two mills. Also, I'm thinking the .450 is overkill for zirconia. I think you should look at the 250i or Roland. Both 5axis well built mills.
UH-HUMM,...Bob is a sales rep. For both machines as a matter of fact (and a damn good one to boot)I'll look at the 250i then. I've seen the Roland in action but not managed to see the imes yet. Thanks for your input Bob, I really respect your opinion. If it wasn't for people like you I'd have nothing to go on except for sales rep talk. I wish there was someone with your experience near here
I was told that I would need to purchase that complete system, and it was semi closed. Have I been mis informed? I'm looking for a fully open system, I've got my eye on the medit identica blue for scanning.