cnc to cut aliganer

Discussion in 'sirona, implant planning, ortho, other software' started by yan, Nov 3, 2018.

  1. yan

    yan Member

    is anyone here using cnc machine to cut
    how can i cut the plastic with automatic machine?
    i don't mind to load every aliganer to the
    i only want it to cut them fast and smooth.
  2. cadfan

    cadfan Moderator Staff Member

    aligner ?? or you mean splints !!
  3. yan

    yan Member

    aligner made of duran or zendura.
  4. cadfan

    cadfan Moderator Staff Member

    use knife and scalpell cnc is BS who told you ?? you dont know much about cnc ??!! where is your zero point of each modell where to cut who programms it for each model ??? stupid idea maybe you can programm a robot with a cuting disk whos camera guided and executed good look .
  5. yan

    yan Member

  6. cadfan

    cadfan Moderator Staff Member

    if it might that easy yes but you need zero point for each model and mill path looks simple but it isnt cost more time than you save
  7. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson

    I think a human need to draw a CAD curve to define this cut.

    That will take a little time. Then you need to load model into CNC machine and use expensive spindle-probe to find the center of your part, and match this coordinate with your CAM

    Finally you can cut.

    I think this is only going to benefit very large production centers with robot loading and automation.

    Like the big companies such as Invisalign.

    This is not a good solution for small operation business. Cut by hand probably cheaper solution.
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  8. OrthoAutomation

    OrthoAutomation New Member

    Ortho-Automation has a new machine that addresses aligner trimming.
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  9. OrthoAutomation

    OrthoAutomation New Member

    An in-office aligner trimmer is coming to the market in January.
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  10. cadfan

    cadfan Moderator Staff Member

    @OrthoAutomation could you tell anything about the price ?? have any video !!
  11. OrthoAutomation

    OrthoAutomation New Member

    Thanks for your interest cadfan. There is a short background video on the website (when viewed from a PC browser). We are in the process of working out agreements with treatment planning software companies, so nothing on pricing quite yet. There is a newsletter signup on where you can stay informed of the newest information about the product launch. We will post more detailed videos there too as they become available.
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  12. Manny Ramirez

    Manny Ramirez New Member

    Dental Aligner Trimmer. Yankee Tech Digital has five axis unit. Cuts an aligner is 1 minute. Table top only 2PSI air required and no need to learn complicated CAM software to cut the aligners[​IMG]
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  13. Chris Silvoy

    Chris Silvoy Well-Known Member

    Manny, the PocketNC is a pretty cool machine. But, there needs to be software to draw the trim line and then generate CAM. How do they get around that? Everything else is easy...
  14. Pierre-Jean VINCENT

    Pierre-Jean VINCENT New Member

    The aligner software DELTAFACE ( is able to export the trim line (txt file with XYZ points) with the models.

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