14 March 2017

Concept Laser's Mlab cusing 200R is a hit with the dental industry

The compact and powerful Mlab cusing 200R is already garnering a big response in the market even before the first machine has been delivered, as the example of the dental industry in Spain shows. Three Spanish have each already placed at least one order for the new model. Such references do not come about by chance, as Oliver Edelmann, Managing Director of Sales and Marketing for Concept Laser, explains: "The Mlab cusing 200R really does set the benchmark in the small machine segment. We have also put all of our expertise in performance, quality, and safety into our smallest machine range."

Strong performance profile

The new Mlab cusing 200R presents itself to the user with an ergonomic design featuring a space-saving footprint and an intuitively designed display. It is the right machine when it comes to delivering high surface quality and the finest part structures. In comparison to the Mlab cusing R, the "big brother" makes it possible to manufacture even larger components with much greater productivity, without the machine losing any of its familiar compactness. Compared to the previous model, the larger version features an extended build space now measuring 100 x 100 x 100 mm3 (x, y, z), which means the build volume is increased by a full 54%. Three different build envelopes are generally available to the user: 100 x 100 x 100 mm³ (x, y, z), 70 x 70 x 80 mm³ (x, y, z) and 50 x 50 x 80 mm³ (x, y, z). The top version makes it possible to manufacture even larger components, for example multiple-link bridge structures or superstructures. The volume of the build envelope therefore also boosts flexibility and output in production. The doubling of the power of the fiber laser to 200 watts delivers maximum productivity along with a high build rate. Another new feature is a clamping system which enables more accurate component positioning.

Outlook for the dental industry

The additive metal laser melting process is used to manufacture dental products such as crowns, caps, model castings and secondary structures in an extremely economical way. The main materials used are cobalt-chrome, titanium or precious metal alloys. On account of the standardised production process, unique products for specific patients or small batches can be manufactured with a constantly high level of quality. The opportunities for dental laboratories to enhance the value they offer lie in the reproducibility, the high level of quality, the precision fit, the high output of dental structures with attractive unit costs and their rapid availability. This technology enables them to develop from a specialist skilled business to become a printing centre.

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