ModuleWorks shows latest Dental developments at IDS

Feb 12, 2015 -- At the International Dental Show in March, ModuleWorks will be showing all the latest developments in the ModuleWorks Dental product range.  Originally launched back in 2009, the product aims to bring the benefits of hundreds of man-years of toolpath development technology from the CAM market to the Dental market.  And in the two years since the previous IDS show, this technology has enabled many new toolpath creation methods to be made available to Dental CAM customers.

Unlike many technology providers, ModuleWorks does not sell software to end users directly, but produces an OEM product which is built in to the software of a partner.  This allows ModuleWorks to focus on the technical developments which provide the power behind many Dental CAM systems.

Among the features ModuleWorks will be demonstrating are:

-        5-Axis Constant Cusp toolpaths to machine undercuts

-        Automatic 3+2-Axis Z-Level toolpaths to machine undercuts

-        Lollipop cutter strategies to machine undercuts on a 3-axis machine

-        Rotary machining for Premill indications


5-Axis Constant Cusp toolpaths to machine undercuts



ModuleWorks Constant Cusp pattern ensures the step-over between each neighboring toolpath is equidistance on both steep and shallow surfaces to give a consistent surface finish quality.  Applying 3to5ax conversion to this toolpath projects the toolpath into undercut areas and automatically calculates tool axis directions to produce a collision free toolpath.  Common applications include the occlusal side of Models and finishing Inlays, Crowns, and Bridges (both occlusal and inside cavity sides).

Automatic 3+2-Axis Z-Level toolpaths to machine undercuts



ModuleWorks 3+2axis undercut machining strategy automatically finds the areas which are not visible from top and bottom.  The toolpath is then created just in the undercut region. Each undercut region is milled with a 3axis toolpath along the most visible direction.   The technique is available with Rough, Constant Z, Constant Cusps, and Parallel Cuts patterns.  It increases machining efficiency for complex parts when compared with simultaneous 5-axis toolpaths.  Typical applications include tilted Abutments, Splints, and Dentures.

Lollipop cutter strategies to machine undercuts on a 3-axis machine


This strategy enables 3axis machining of an undercut region with a Lollipop tool.  It is available with Constant Cusp and Constant Z patterns and is the ideal method for removing undercuts on 3axis and 4axis dental machines.  Typical applications include Stumps, tilted Veneers and Crowns.

Rotary machining for Premill indications


ModuleWorks offers a set of rotary and 3 to 5axis patterns for premill machining.  Rotary patterns like Rotary Roughing, Projection and Constant Cusp often decrease the machining time significantly.  In addition, a 5axis Geodesic strategy is also available to finish the emergence profile with high accuracy.

If you would like to know more about the ModuleWorks Dental product:

-        Come and see us at IDS, Hall 3.1, Aisle H, Stand no. 068

-        Watch our next webinar:

-        Visit

About ModuleWorks

ModuleWorks is a software component provider for the CAD/CAM industry. ModuleWorks’ expertise in 5-Axis simultaneous machining and Simulation is recognised throughout the CAM industry and its software components and development services are used by the majority of the leading CAM vendors. ModuleWorks 5-Axis and Simulation software has been used in the manufacture of complex parts for over a decade and they have many users in the global CAD/CAM industry.

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