DLyte surface finishing for the dental industry

Digitization and automation technologies for manufacturing processes have reached the prosthetic industry to improve productivity and quality of fixed and removable partial dentures, crowns and bridges, among other implantology prosthesis.

It is more and more common for companies of the dental sector to integrate new equipment into their laboratories to enhance production performance and reduce manual work.

However, polishing of metal dental pieces has remain a tedious and strenuous manual polishing method. It takes a long time, and several steps to obtain a homogeneous surface finish, offering low productivity and generating dust, dirt and noise in the laboratory.

DLyte has designed a new solution to improve competitiveness in the prosthetic market, solving problems of manual polishing and allowing you to increase the productivity and quality of the final products. Our system offers high-quality polishing for cobalt-chrome, stainless steel and titanium, while respecting tolerances, ensuring mirror finishing and homogeneous results while preserving the initial shape.

The DLyte machinery ensures better results than manual polishing in just one step. The polishing action is based on a unique and innovative technique of dry electropolishing that reaches all internal cavities that cannot be accessed mechanically and it also allows the polishing of parts from any casting, sintering or milling manufacturing process.

It’s a new standard in dental polishing.

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Benefits and applications of DLyte electropolishing processes

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The DLyte process does not require any rubber tip, electrolytic bathing or brushing, but simply an abrasive preparation beforehand. By reducing the traditional multi-step process, DLyte improves working conditions, and drastically reduces the toxicity of the current polishing. In addition, DLyte achieves better corrosion resistance than liquid electropolishing.

This corrosion resistance is dependent not only on the selection of the most suitable alloy, but also on the correct treatment of the material. DLyte is a unique system that is able to remove roughness drastically and improve the corrosion resistance of the metal pieces while also reducing the number of processes required in the manufacturing process.

The medical and dental device sectors require clinically proven processes and products which ensure their compliance with the most demanding safety regulations. The manufacturer must guarantee that the devices meet all appropriate requirements. In particular, they must perform a risk/benefit analysis and evaluate the biocompatibility and the toxicity of the materials used. DLyte processes have been shown to be biocompatible.

 

Some of the most important applications of our technology for the dentistry sector are:

  • Removable partial dentures
  • Dental implants
  • Orthodontic appliances
  • Dental crowns
  • Dental bridges

A great impact on your business

Reduce costs up to 80%
Reduce costs up to 80%

Thanks to the DLyte polishing system, manual processing is no longer necessary, as it reduces labor costs and eliminates the need to rework defective parts due to production faults.

Make your production more flexible
Make your production more flexible

DLyte is an automated process that reduces the complexity of today's multi-step processes, ensuring significant time savings. The whole process is completed in a single step.

Standardize your product
Standardize your product

A unique solution to meet the needs of the industry, with traceable and predictable results and controlled production according to your quantities, polishing needs and piece dimensions.

Method comparison

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Some applications

Removable partial dentures

Material: CoCr

Manufacturing: Additive manufacturing

Pre-processing: Sandblasting + Stone grinding

Application: Mirror finish

Processing time: 45 minutes (4 parts)

DLyte equipment: DLyte 10D

Titanium dental bars, bridges, and hybrid structures

Material: Titanium

Manufacturing: Milling

Pre-processing: None

Application: Mirror finish

Processing time: 50 minutes (18 parts)

DLyte equipment: DLyte 100D +HF

Dental crowns polishing

Material: CoCr

Manufacturing: Sintering

Pre-processing: Sandblasting + stone grinding

Application: Mirror finish

Processing time: 30minutes (4 parts)

DLyte equipment: DLyte Desktop

Removable partial dentures

Material: CoCr

Manufacturing: Additive manufacturing

Pre-processing: Sandblasting + Stone grinding

Application: Mirror finish

Processing time: 45 minutes (6 parts)

DLyte equipment: DLyte 10D

Common materials

Cobalt Chrome
01. Cobalt Chrome

CoCr is a popular material for medical applications, such as dental and cardiovascular implants, due to its unique combination of biocompatibility, strength, corrosion resistance, and good aesthetic appearance. Its alloys have superior mechanical properties, with high resistance to corrosion, wear, and fatigue.

Stainless steel
02. Stainless steel

An iron alloy with a minimum of 10.5 percent of chrome, which produces a passive layer that prevents corrosion. This versatile material is widely used in the industrial sector, due to its strength, biocompatibility, durability, aesthetic attractiveness, hypoallergenic properties, and profitability. It withstands high temperatures.

Titanium
03. Titanium

An appealing and popular material that can be alloyed with iron, aluminum and vanadium, among others, to produce strong and lightweight alloys. Its most useful advantages are corrosion resistance, strength-to-density ratio, biocompatibility, durability, and hypoallergenic and aesthetically attractive properties.

Technical aspects

Respect tolerances and preserve original shape
Respect tolerances and preserve original shape
Mirror finishing and homogeneous results
Mirror finishing and homogeneous results
Proven biocompatibility and cleanability
Proven biocompatibility and cleanability
Assured reliability and repeatability
Assured reliability and repeatability
Improved passivation and corrosion resistance
Improved passivation and corrosion resistance

Economic and environmental aspects

Short treatment time with compact design and high output
Short treatment time with compact design and high output
No device required for sewage cleaning or sludge management
No device required for sewage cleaning or sludge management
Increased profitability and short payback time
Increased profitability and short payback time
Environmentally friendly. No noxious emissions to the air
Environmentally friendly. No noxious emissions to the air
Better working conditions and avoidance of health risks
Better working conditions and avoidance of health risks

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