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Stay up to date with the latest features and releases of MillBox.

2022

NEW O’RING ROUGHING AND FINISHING OPTIONS – STRATEGY EDITOR

No more manual operations for the o’ring positioning! With the new roughing and finishing options for O’ring the operator won’t need to manually create the o’ring space of insertion anymore. Upadate the strategy and gets all those improvements in a while!

AUTOMATIC MOBILE DENTURE CREATION – STRATEGY EDITOR

The strategy now offers the chance of automatically roughing cavities pockets as first operation in 2 steps denture creation process. By using a strategy code that automatically breaks the CNC in two different slots, the operator will just need to manually fill the cavities with the appropriate material and wait for the CNC automatic launch for quicker and more reliable results.

“RESEARCH PROJECT” FUNCTION

In the “research project” function now it’s possible to use the lot code as filter, furthermore the search now will consider all blanks in projects (in the case the project has more than one). This will save time and further improve the selection criteria for information.

“NEUTRAL OBJECT” FUNCTION

The “Neutral Object” function allows you to import .STL files with no analysis. After the import, the operator will manually proceed with the sole detection of the relevant curves and/or caps and launch calculations exclusively on the selected areas. This function is particularly relevant in the case of mixed or complex objects as it saves time by acting only on points of interest.

PIN MULTISELECTION  

Pin multiselection is now available from the MillBox toolbar with the shortcut “CTRL+SHIFT+A”. Through the command, if there is no selection, the selection will be applied to all pins in the project, otherwise it will only be applied to the pins of the selected object. The function from the icon will ask how to apply the selection.

2021

FINISHING CAVITY ON NO CEMENT AREA 

In the CAD softwares during the design of the internal area, there is a possibility to set a region from the margin line without cement gap, being those surfaces in touch with the preparation. Depending on the preparation shape, the Ø1.0mm tool is not able to access all areas due to its size, leaving behind some small points with material and causing a non-perfect fit. New operations have been added under Tool Compensation Group in order to machine 1.5 mm distance from the margin line with a 3D Spiral 3+2 toolpath to be used with smaller tools like Ø0.6 mm or Ø0.3 mm to improve the fitting in those designs.

STRATEGY CONFIGURATOR

With the new strategy editor you’ll be able to create and customize your strategies quickly and easily. You can duplicate predefined strategies or create new ones according to your needs. Strategies will be updated every time you update the software, giving you the best at a click.

IMPLANT INTERFACE EXTRACTION

The feature enables you to extract an interface from a new implant and import into the replace library. The new interface will be saved into the software memory and you will be able to reuse once needed.

REPLACE FUNCTION

With MillBox you can automatically or manually replace an implant interface directly during the milling process. You can count on pre-determinate as well as fully customizable libraries and easily link those to the appropriate cutting strategy.

PARTIAL EXECUTION

Finally, you can select specific areas to refine any of your objects. Perfect for implant editing, this function can be use also for simple abutments and gives you the benefit of unprecedent time saving. No need of restarting the project, just edit what you need.

REMOVE HOLE OBSTRUCTION

In some case object imported have errors on the mesh which can cause failure in milling. Using MillBox you can easily detect this condition and quickly change the mesh to perform the mill correctly.

EMERGENCY DETECTION AREA

This improved function allows to detect the emergency area even if the base is not flat. This extends your operational range even to the imperfect objects and minimize the risks of milling errors.

AUTOMATIC SELECTION OF USED BLANKS

The Artificial intelligence technology allows the software to automatically select and positioning the most used blank your object fits in, so that you can reduce material consumption and optimize your stock.

THICKNESS ANALYSIS

The software allows you to analyse the object quality before starting the milling and the restoration process. The thickness calculation is available on cavity or on the complete object mesh and can be applied to any object type. Now you can avoid starting a manufacturing process risking an object breaking.

OPTIMIZATION OF GLASSCERAMIC BLANK

Now it’s possible to insert more objects in a single GlassCeramic blank, objects will be merged before calculation in a single object.

MANAGE OF ABUTMENT MARGIN

On abutment bridges now the margin of abutments defined on occlusal side are managed. The import of margin lines for abutment bridges and other object types that manage them must be enabled with the proper checkbox on configuration.

2020

PRE-MILLED ENGRAVING FUNCTION ADDED

Now you can recognize the worked object by the “premilled” using the engraving function.

CUSTOMIZED VALUE ASSIGNMENTS FOR CAVITY

With the automation available in MillBox, it’s now possible to assign a custom value to the cavity table and obtain a more detailed level thanks to the colors. The assigned values will also be visible in eventual back-ups and can be reused for an in-depth check of the assigned values.

IMPROVED THE ARROW OF THE CAVITY AXIS

The arrow indicating the axis of the cavity has been refined to better show and verify the insertion and reference direction.

ADDED PROTECTION TO MULTIPLE INTERFACES

Protection has been added to multiple interfaces at the same time. The user can now use the same protection at multiple interfaces at the same time.

INFO ABOUT THE CALCULATION STATUS OF A PROJECT

For a better user experience of the software, the possibility of obtaining information on the calculation status of a project has been added. It will show “YES” if the project has been calculated and intact (without any post-calculation changes), but if changes have been made, the user will not see the simulation and calculation of the project.

NEW RESTORATION TYPE: Anatomic Hybrid Abutment & Screw Retained Crown & Screw-Retained Bridge

This advanced function allows you to identify emergency areas even if they rest on a non-flat base. Thanks to this it is therefore possible to extend its operation to imperfect objects and minimize the risk of breakage.

NEW RESTORATION TYPE: Anatomic Hybrid Abutment & Screw Retained Crown & Screw-Retained Bridge

This advanced function allows you to identify emergency areas even if they rest on a non-flat base. Thanks to this it is therefore possible to extend its operation to imperfect objects and minimize the risk of breakage.

EMERGENCY AREA DETECTION

This detection is now available even on hybrids.

2019

 SUPPORT PIN SETTING: “PIN ON CURVE”

A new Support Pin option is now available in MillBox preferences. By setting “Pin on curve”, the support pins will automatically be positioned on the equator line for any selected restoration type.

 DIMENSIONAL VERIFICATION ON PROJECT

With the new  ‘dimensional verification’ feature, it’s possible to probe the project by choosing the option on the CAM tool bar (the function must be activated in the configuration dialogue). This will prepare the file for inspection with QA software such as 3d form inspect.

 THICKNESS ANALYSIS

Thickness Analysis has been added for Inlays, Onlays and Veneer object types.

 SUPPORT PIN SETTING WITH LAB3D Explorer

Thanks to the Lab3DExplorer app, it’s now possible to set green position points that will be used by MillBox to insert support pins as soon as the objects have been imported.

 ADJUSTMENT OF A PRE-MILLED POSITION

With this new feature, MillBox, when there is a pre-milled part in a correct position in relation to the bottom of the blank, allows a shift along the axis of the part to correct alignment problems. To perform this operation, click on the pre-milled workpiece, choose the direction in which the adjustment is to be made and select an angle/point on the restoration. Then you must select a flat area on the blank within which the offset will be applied.

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 REINFORCED SUPPORT PINS FOR GLASS-CERAMIC BLOCKS

With this new function, MillBox will automatically add two support pins, as a ” boost ” strategy. The purpose of this function is to support by stabilizing and holding the work-piece during machining.

 DETECTION OF A HYBRID OBJECT

If the user selects a hybrid object and chooses the ‘coping’ function or a different object type, MillBox will detect the wrong object type and ask the user to use ‘hybrid’ as the object type (if it is available).