The easiest Dental CAM system

Main features

The constant development of MillBox allows the continuous release of new features and improvements, realized working side-by-side with customers themselves in order to customize their specific requests and best meet their needs.

In MillBox it is possible to import any type of dental restoration (crown, bridge, etc.) from any Open CAD source. The recognition of the object type and morphology is completely automated, regardless of the CAD system used. Automatic features will apply to each imported object (support pins, margin line
detection , offset, orientation, etc.), as well as the optimized positioning in relation to the machine used.

Among the various automatisms of MillBox, when each element has been included, the support connectors necessary to the machining process are created, automatically identifying their positioning. At this stage MillBox displays the equator line indicating the best position to insert
the support pin. MillBox highlights the emergence of a possible undercut when a connector is inserted or relocated.

All of the materials that are currently being used in the dental industry are supported by MillBox. This includes the possibility to view the color of the material in use and their gradient in relation to the restoration. We can utilize and create “shaded” and “multilayered” materials with which the user can enter and move the element to the most appropriate position, thanks to the display of different colors within the defined stock..

In MillBox the new and used disks management is very intuitive. When all the elements to be milled are inserted, the selection of discs opens up. We can create a new disk to use, or select a previously used stock. The stock library, which includes disks, blocks, cylinders and premilled, is completely open, offering the user the opportunity to expand it. The raw partially used stock is automatically saved in the library allowing it to be reused.

MillBox can automatically or manually replace an implant interface. There are several libraries of such connections that can be selected directly during CAM processing, replacing those present or missing in the files from CAD modeling. The library, which is fully customizable by the user, allows for the association of specific strategies that may be needed to cut out the particular interface (shape and size of the tools, technical cutting parameters, type of processing, etc.).

In MillBox, different editing and control tools have been included. Among them: the analysis of the object, changing the margin line, recognition of the axes and holes, summary reports, and the reuse of previously used raw materials based on an image or file coming from different systems, selection of areas of work for specific operations, incisions and creation of closures over the holes to avoid unnecessary work in those areas.

MillBox allows the simultaneous opening of several work sessions. Also, in the Windows taskbar, a “Progress Bar” is shown to display the progress of the calculation. Each MillBox session can work on different projects with different machines, allowing the system to be extremely versatile and productive.

In MillBox you can handle up to 5 different types of bridge stabilizers, each with its own structure that adapts to the type of object requiring support. It is possible to define the use of the types of stabilizers in relation to the type of element, or decide to use only one type for all elements. The same configuration can also be made according to the material you are using.

If the Fit does not fulfill the technician’s requirements, you can change it with a click by selecting the best match to the working element, all without changing any kind of strategy. Then you can set as default the parameters used to automatically apply whenever you import a similar item.

A simple and economic process for the realization of custom items of high quality. MillBox is able to work the Premilled and importing of objects by positioning and arranging the machinings in a completely automatic way. Even where there are no connections that could be milled, we can create customized abutments (Custom Abutments) quickly and accurately, thanks to the integrated libraries. MillBox provides a simple tool for generating premilled libraries. Given the multiplicity of suppliers, users can quickly enter the ones they prefer.

MillBox manages the open equipment automatically and allows machinings up to 90 degrees.
This function will facilitate the realization of morphologies with vestibular “cutbacks”, guaranteeing the spaces necessary to ceramization.

If the coupling does not meet the requirements of the dental technician, it is possible to intervene by adjusting the friction between the abutment and the
analog with the abutment fit, with no need to completely mill the object again.

MilBox allows the machining of prostheses, starting from standard raws, shaped and multilayered. Depending on the workflow, MillBox automatically recognizes the areas to be machined. Where the machine tool allows it, repositioning is managed. All morphologies will be faithfully replicated thanks to specific dedicated machining strategies.

The user defines the areas where he wants to have a different degree of finishing, tool or machining of undercuts. Through the use of a free selection tool (brush), he can define areas to have a different degree of finishing, or a specific process, can define the areas where he wants to remove the undercuts manually, or can apply specific machinings.

The use of the engraving function allows the marking of each object made in the raw, making the identification easier once separated from the disk, and in this way its destination is guaranteed. These incisions can be performed both on the support pins and on the element itself.

When importing the telescopic STL files, MillBox automatically positions them. The automatic identification of an occlusal secondary axis will guarantee the precision of coupling with the secondary structure.

This important visualization and analysis tool allows to gain a lot of information about the objects before being put into production, among which: height analysis (considering the eventual reduction factor) and of the optimal angle, definition of the areas of contact, section control, size control, rotation.
LAB3D Explorer allows you to have useful information, speeding up the workflow before going into production.

Tool for the design of your implant connections. Using the Rhinoceros “Implant Editor” plugin, a guided process helps to create geometry and protective surfaces where necessary.

MillBox provides a tool for the coding of blanks by barcode. When selecting a new stock, it is possible to generate its barcode which, after being applied to the disk, can be recalled in another job allowing the recovery of unused areas automatically.

MillBox recognizes the interproximal (contact) areas that have been defined in the CAD or in LAB3D Explorer. The connectors will be automatically positioned outside these areas.

The creation of custom reports and print-outs facilitate the organization and management of jobs, thus avoiding production and shipping mistakes. A wide range of report variables can be managed in order to allow the automatic population of data for printing information on the run, the machine, the type & size of material and milling time.