Roland DGA Announces Launch of Intelligent New DGSHAPE Wet Mill for High Esthetic Dental Restorations

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Roland DGA has announced that DGSHAPE Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Roland DG Corporation and a leading provider of dental milling machines and other digital fabrication tools, has launched its new DWX-42W wet dental mill. The successor to DGSHAPE’s popular DWX-4W wet mill, the DWX-42W incorporates improvements to the original DWX wet-milling platform for even greater overall performance.

The DWX-42W is designed to fit the milling needs of both dedicated labs and in-clinic labs. It provides on-demand milling of glass ceramics and composite resin materials, producing crowns, small bridges, inlays, onlays, veneers, and other prosthetics. For labs, the DWX-42W represents a standalone wet-milling solution, allowing for quick, cost-effective and highly esthetic CAD/CAM restorations. For in-clinic labs, it enables dental offices and practices to provide a same-day restoration service for their patients.

The DWX-42W is an intelligent machine that offers effortless production and superior results. Its new machine features include increased Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) capacity with 6-stations, ethernet connectivity, newly designed nozzles and coolant tank, and new grinding burs. It also boasts a newly engineered DGSHAPE spindle (patent pending) – the culmination of more than 35 years of Roland spindle- building experience. Additional key upgrades include reduced air pressure and volume requirements (which eliminates the need for an additional compressor), up to 50 percent faster milling times, and the ability to connect to the device over a network.

“This advanced yet easy-to-use machine takes DGSHAPE wet-milling technology to the next level,” said Dwight Blair, Roland DGA’s dental product manager. “The DWX-42W is a fast, efficient, durable choice for dental professionals, offering new networking capabilities to improve lab or clinical services.”

In addition to its simple operation, the DWX-42W, like all DWX series dental mills, has an open architecture design that gives clinics and labs the freedom to use software and scanners that they’re already familiar with. The DWX-42W’s six-station ATC switches out grinding burs as needed for unattended production. Other state-of-the-art features include a Virtual Machine Panel (VPanel), which lets users quickly configure settings for up to four machines from a single computer. VPanel also monitors operational status, sends email notifications when milling has been completed, and allows for automatic maintenance procedures like calibrations and spindle run-ins.

“DGSHAPE users really appreciate that their DWX mills are ‘plug-and-play’ devices that can be operational minutes after setup,” noted Blair. “This factor, along with the advantages of open architecture, shorten the learning curve and make integrating devices like the DWX-42W into any existing workflow a breeze.”

About DGSHAPE Corporation

DGSHAPE Corporation was spun-off of Roland DG Corporation in 2017 as a wholly-owned subsidiary to develop and market the company’s innovative 3D products, including DWX mills and DWP 3D printer for the dental industry, MPX photo impact printers and EGX engravers for the industrial labeling and personalization industries, and MDX and monoFab series of desktop milling machines for the rapid prototyping, manufacturing, and hobby industries. The company’s products are distributed worldwide.


For Further Information

More on the dental prosthetics market in the U.S. can be found in a series of reports published by iData entitled the U.S. Market Report Suite for Dental Prosthetics. The full report suite on the U.S. market for dental prosthetics includes crowns and bridges, inlays and onlays, veneers, dentures and denture teeth.

The iData series on the market for dental prosthetics covers the U.S., Japan, South Korea, Australia, China, India, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil and 15 countries in Europe including Germany, France, the United Kingdom (U.K.), Italy, Spain, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg), Scandinavia (Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway), Portugal, Austria and Switzerland. Reports provide a comprehensive analysis including units sold, procedure numbers, market value, forecasts, as well as detailed competitive market shares and analysis of major players’ success strategies in each market and segment. To find out more about dental prosthetics market data, register online or email us at for a U.S. Market Report Suite for Dental Prosthetics brochure and synopsis.

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