Milling machine recommendations for small lab

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I am currently working for an oral surgery business as a single lab tech making surgical guides and we are wanting to expand into make custom abutments and temporary implant crowns. The work flow is minimal so I was looking for a suggestion on a milling machine that would suit our needs as I wouldn't want to spend too much on a machine with features that would accommodate a larger lab.

I currently use 3shape designing software and I've only worked with a Roland DWX-52D milling zirconia crown/bridge in the past. Any recommendations on what we should purchase would be greatly appreciated.
 
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depending on your production level (how many you want to make per month) i'd recommend either Versamill 5x400 or 5x450.

you have obviously other options in other brands, but these two mills are competitively priced versus imes and AG.

call Axsys 248-926-8810
 
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jlasaoms, if you go back years on DLN searching anything related to milling you will not see any users of any model of VersaMill asking for help or complaining about problems with the mill, Cam software, or saying they had poor support. Can't say the same from other milling machines even though there are other good mills. Saying your planning to expand to milling abutments would make me lean even more so towards Versamill.
Btw, there are also many doctors across the country that bought the Versamill, for good reason.
 
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I have a versamill 5 by 400 and I love it. Plus the support is awesome .
 
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DOF makes a decent budget mill that can do everything you need. Imes 350i is another great all arounder with several support options.

If oral surgeons are buying it, why are you concerned about spending too much? One $$ patient could pay for most of a decent mill. Im saying that because you only get one purchase and if you dont get something that will suit your future needs also, your mill could be outdated in a couple years, not to mention older models get replaced every 4-5 years and for sure in less than 10 years you wont find any support for it. Reps will lead you astray, they are just salesmen, selling one product, so youre on the right track here. Get a cup of coffee and read here and you will see the problems people have had with any mill out there.
 
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zubler usa has an amazing mill i use its the xmill 500 burs last very long time machine is super accurate and never had any issues. machine with software is around 34k. they also have a xmill 600 for milling titanium and all the other materials youd mill.
 
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As a side gig, I make custom Ti abutments and PMMA temporary crowns for my local oral surgeon.
I'm using a AG Motion 2 mill.
Works great
 
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Zirkonzahn abutment milling machine seems like the perfect match.
 
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I recommend Versamill 5v200. Can do zirconia, abutemnts, emax, and if you decide to go further in the future like pmmas, it can do it to! It is also much faster than Roland, and quite easy to use.
 
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Thank you for all the suggestions! this helps me a great deal.
 
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If you are looking for machine without fancy features, but specific focus like custom abutments I recommend to take a look at DS200-4WX (5, 10 or even 20 abutment holder available) by Robots and Design, MAXX (Korean brand). Works great for small dental labs. I use this machine
 

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