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  Lab Day 2024  


We're excited to announce our 2-day course (16 scientific CDT credits) on hyperDENT Template Generator, a high-powered tool for labs and milling centers that are looking to gain complete control of their milling processes.

Template Generator has been one of the main differentiators between hyperDENT CAM and its competitors for over 10 years. These are the same tools that we use on a daily basis - whether it's to support our customers, integrate new materials and tools, or develop new applications. Even if you're not using Template Generator, there will be lots of great takeaways from this course.


Speeds and Feeds:

The fundamental building blocks of toolpath building, we’ll discuss general machining theory and provide calculators to determine material removal rates, chip volume, scallop heights, optimal feed rates, and other important parameters.


Toolpath types and their appropriate use-cases:

What’s the difference between equidistant, 3D complete, and profile finishing – or arbitrary roughing and rest machining?  How do they work?  Which ones take longer to calculate and why?  Where and when should you use each one?


The use of variants:

A relatively new feature, template variants allow for one-off customizations while maintaining the integrity of the base template it’s created from.  It also aids in database organization, updating your milling templates, and UI speed – among many other benefits we’ll cover.


Template Generator Light:

Make quick and easy template changes to test - before saving a permanent change.  Or empower your CAM techs by giving them the ability to make small changes within a defined range to avoid the potential dangers of modifying with full-blown Template Generator. 



Common error messages, what they mean, and how to address them.


How implant geometries are made and integrated:

Importing an implant geometry serves many purposes, much more than just creating a consistent, high-resolution shape in CAM.  In tandem, the instructions on how to mill each geometry is imported, and they’re tied to the milling strategy to apply the appropriate toolpaths.


Automation using .alias files:

Align the data coming from CAD with CAM – when elements and part features are getting pulled into hyperDENT automatically with the proper alignment, it’ll reduce nesting time and user error. 


Allowances of part surfaces and features/elements:

One of the biggest benefits of milling vs. printing are the small modifications that can be made to each part feature independently – without relying on the accuracy of CAD data.  Allowances will help you fine-tune your milled results, from tightening the fit of your crowns, to ensuring the proper dimensions of screw access holes.


Addressing the challenges of unique screw access holes:

Are you planning to abandon the ti-bases on your zirconia and PMMA full arch restorations?  This creates new milling challenges, especially when there’s an angulated screw channel involved.


Advanced simulation tools:

Aside from evaluating toolpaths and simulating the result in hyperVIEW, we’ll show you how to extract this information and make detailed comparisons to the original design file.


We’re looking forward to spending time with you in Chicago!

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