The Logic Behind Ceramill


Adding CAD CAM equipment to your lab is an expensive, but often necessary cost. A big advantage of embracing the Amann Girrbach (AG)  Ceramill system is the product line and related versatility. For instance, laboratories that are outfitted with the extremely versatile Motion 2 (M2) mill that is either at or near capacity, have the option to add a much more affordable AG Mikro, 4-axis mill. Let me break this down a little further.

The Motion 2 is likely THE most versatile mill ever developed for dental laboratories. Due to the unique easy fixture changing design, you can go from milling a batch of e.max blue blocks to milling a 98mm disc, to turning custom abutments and then milling a wax denture base. All the fixture changes take place with a simple loosening and tightening of a single screw. Fixture changing is a matter of less than one minute. Those of you who have purchased an M2 already understand this versatility. What is just as impressive about the Ceramill system, you can add a Mikro to your laboratory for about half the cost of the M2 and it feels like you have added this second spindle while maintaining redundancy, as both mills have very similar operating requirements, run on the same CAM and same PC.

In conclusion, the combination of having both, provides a workhorse, very affordable Mikro mill that can dry mill all your 98mm discs, while simultaneously milling your complex wet or dry 5-axis multi indication products on the M2. For a busy lab, having both results in maximizing indications while being extremely productive.

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Thanks for reading,

Bob Cohen, CDT

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