40 S first batch, first paint job (the middle strip in the cover, the largest injection molding in company history.) The middle is designed to be painted, can be masked by a 2D mask.)
The workflow
PlanMill 30 S single-spindle mill
PlanMill 35 wet-and-dry mill. Can mill super-hard zirconium dioxide.
Designed for dental clinics. The brief said "so neat it can be kept in the waiting area".
Planmeca PlanMill 40 S, 30 S and 35 dental mills

A lot of dental restorations like crowns are still prepared manually by dental technicians. No matter how skilled the craftmanship is, they never fit perfectly, and the restoration is taken out for rework.... They can also stick out from the row of teeth - even a fraction of a millimeter can cause severe headaches. And they don'tlast more than a few years.

Fast forward to now: After 3D scanning, new crowns can be designed with the help of almost completely automated software. The design can then be sent to a mill inside the same clinic and the perfectly-fitting crown for life can be installed within an hour. Same-day dentistry. No rework.

Planmeca PlanMill 40 S: double-spindle wet milling: Crowns in 10 minutes
Planmeca PlanMill 30 S: single-spindle wet milling entry level
Planmeca PlanMill 35: single-spindle for both wet and dry milling, including zirconium dioxide.

- Styling
- 3D CAD surfaces (SolidWorks)
- Product Graphics

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Timo Silvonen
Versatile senior industrial designer Helsinki, Finland