Wall Colmonoy introduces a new range of Wallex cobalt-chromium additive manufacturing powders and cast discs for the dental industry. The Wallex cobalt-chromium powders for additive manufacturing or 3D printing are ideal for dental implants, partial denture, and prosthetics, due to excellent biocompatibility, strength, and wear resistance. The Wallex cobalt-chromium powders are available in three main chemistries: CoCrMo, CoCrW, CoCrMoW ensuring options for most ceramics.
The CoCr powders are manufactured in our UK facility and represent exacting quality honed over Wall Colmonoy’s 80-plus years of technological innovation. Produced in a dedicated alloy processing cell held to stringent standards, the powders offer excellent flowability and are perfectly spherical. They are characterized as offering high particle-density and are nickel-free, with very low oxide content. In addition, the raw materials are sourced from ethical suppliers, and the atomization process uses renewable energy.
Wallex cobalt chromium dental discs are also produced in our UK facility, drawing upon 50 years of casting expertise. The latest range of dental discs has a very fine microstructure, which enhances machineability and extends tool life.
Wall Colmonoy has also developed a powder/binder composite that can be used to produce “Soft-Block” technology, a much softer form of a dental disc, that is pre-sintered before it is machined and sintered again at full temperature.