Welcome to CAP’s “Spotlight on Milling Month”. Throughout the month we will take a very close look at several great mills now available to our market. That said, looking for a cost-effective, incredibly versatile mill, look NO further. The AG Motion 2 (M2) is likely the most versatile mill in the sub (well below) $100k mill, ever brought to dental. This mill does it all including the following indications:
- All zirconia restorations
- Titanium and hybrid custom abutments
- Denture bases
- Nano ceramic inlays, onlays and crowns
- CAD verification bridges
- CrCo crown and bridge frameworks
- Wax for casting and pressing
- Wet-to-dry-to-wet as Easy as 1-2-3
In addition to milling so many indications, the M2 has been designed to go wet to dry and back to wet very quickly. Many mill manufacturers equip mills for both wet and dry milling, but there are a lot more considerations and design elements needed for milling wet and dry on a daily basis. Some manufacturers are under the impression that having a vacuum for dust collection (dry milling) and a coolant tank, pump and tubing to spray coolant on the tools while milling wet, makes a mill both wet and dry. To a point they are correct. However, there are many other design elements needed to facilitate long-term mill dependability when going from wet to dry and back. AG has made the needed engineering and subsequent design enhancements to enable this with consistent long-term results and dependability.
In addition to the M2 being designed for wet and dry milling, an AG unique feature is quick changing of fixtures that hold blanks or discs. Keep in mind, most mills for dental are fixtured with a 98mm holder only. With the AG multi-fixture design, AG developers can continue to design best-in-class mill strategies and fixtures to facilitate super high-end milling. For instance, the mill comes with a standard 98mm disc holder. In addition, the 98mm can easily be replaced with six other indication-specific fixtures. These include a fixture to hold Cerec mandrills, another that holds a titanium milling blank for milling custom abutments. One for denture base milling and another for milling denture teeth while on a card.
Future-proof Your Lab
When milling custom abutments the mill operates more like a lathe, rotating the blank through the mill job, no flip of the blank, nor mill seams. This mill strategy is one that is generally found only on much more expensive machines. When it comes to versatility in milling the right fixture, AG has hit the nail on the head. And the mill offers additional opportunity for new fixtures, materials, versatility, and is essentially future-proof.
Thanks for reading,
Bob Cohen, CDTBack to All Posts