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BEGO is expanding its CAD/Cast® technique with a further eight alloys

On the basis of CAD data, wax patterns are fabricated using the HSC method, then invested and cast in the material of your choice.

A wide range of precious and non-precious alloys are already available with the CAD/Cast® technique. The addition of eight new alloys to the portfolio brings the advantage of even greater choice for the practitioner, and thus the certainty of finding the ideal solution in each case.

The CAD/Cast® technique is an efficient and cost-effective alternative to traditional fabrication methods. For example, CAD/Cast® removes the need for the laboratory to hold costly stocks of precious alloys. The castings are weighed and the price is then calculated by BEGO, without any charge for casting and grinding losses, which makes the technique even more economical for the customer.

Expanding the technique with eight alloys means the range on offer now comprises a total of 17 precious and non-precious alloys for use in the fabrication of crowns and bridges with up to seven units, and also customised two-part abutments. Thin walls and margins of the cast crowns and bridges – with fine anatomical occlusal surfaces, if requested – in reproducible quality make the subsequent work of the technician that much easier.

With the CAD/Cast® technique, BEGO Medical's high-tech production centre makes wax patterns by milling on the basis of CAD models. The next step is to invest the wax patterns and cast them in the desired materials by the vacuum pressure casting method, ready for dispatch to the laboratory.

The data records can be sent to BEGO via various channels. Data can be transmitted from the BEGO SPEEDSCAN®/ 3Shape Scanner, or can be sent direct in the form of STL files. Customers who do not have their own laboratory scanner can simply send the models themselves to BEGO. These are then scanned in the Scan and Design Centre, and the required prostheses are designed on the basis of the laboratory's specifications.

Bridge fabricated with the CAD/Cast<sup>®</sup> technique.

Bridge fabricated with the CAD/Cast<sup>®</sup> technique.