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December 9, 2022

There’s a new kid on the block - Planmeca have just announced the PlanMill 60 S, a brand new lab milling unit to join their portfolio of CAD/CAM technology.

The new PlanMill 60 S is able to produce dentures, full arch restorations, night guards, surgical guides and up to 25 crowns in a single disc.

The PlanMill 60 S looks to have similar features to the PlanMill 50 S, except the PlanMill 60 S has a reduced automatic bur changer capability from 12 to 10.

Interestingly, the PlanMill 60 S is actually a white labelled version of the Imes iCore 150i. It looks like Planmeca didn’t think investing the resources to create an entirely new milling machine was worth it, when a great option in the Imes iCore 150i was already available.

This is actually quite common in digital dentistry. Companies often collaborate with each other borrow proven existing technology to release a product under their own brand. A common example is when a company that sells a mill or software releases a white labelled intraoral scanner so that they can sell dentists a complete portfolio of equipment.

Take a look at how the PlanMill 60 S and PlanMill 50 S compare below.

PlanMill 60 S Features

  • 5‑axis chairside unit with lab capabilities for high production

  • Wet or dry milling

  • Mill discs or blocks

  • Broad range of material

  • C‑clamp adapter for more detailed milling

  • Automatic bur changer for 10 tools

  • Open architecture for easy integration

PlanMill 50 S Features

  • 5-axis milling unit

  • Ability to use discs or blocks, milling and grinding

  • Choice of wet or dry processing

  • Capable of milling a single crown to full arch restoration

  • Broad range of materials available including zirconia, IPS e.max, glass ceramics, temporary materials and much more

  • 12 tool automatic changer

  • Measurement and tool check after each processing step

  • Integrated PC with touchscreen

  • Easy user maintenance

It’s exciting to see that the PlanMill 60 S will be moving towards further opening up their architecture, making it much easier to integrate in a range of different digital workflows.

There’s not a lot of information out right now about Planmeca’s latest mill, but rest assured we will keep you up to date in the future.

What do you think about the new PlanMill 60 S? 

Let us know in the comments down below.

About the author 

Dr Ahmad Al-Hassiny

Dr Ahmad is a global leader in digital dentistry and intraoral scanners, carrying out lectures as a KOL for many companies and industry. He is one of the few in the world who owns and has tested all mainstream scanners and CAD/CAM systems in his clinic. Dr Ahmad Al-Hassiny is a full-time private dentist in New Zealand and the Director of The Institute of Digital Dentistry (iDD), a world-leading digital dentistry education provider. iDD offers live courses, masterclasses, and an online training platform, with a mission to ensure dentists globally have easy and affordable access to the best digital dentistry training possible.

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