Digital Press Design

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The software IPS e.max Digital Press Design consists of two separate add-ons (“Wax Tree” and “Press Multi”). It combines modern CAD/CAM technology with the proven press technique. The innovative software package speeds up the wax-up and spruing steps and significantly enhances the reliability and cost-effectiveness of the entire press process.

The wax structures are directly transferred to the press process. They are invested in the advanced IPS PressVest Premium investment material and pressed in the Programat press furnace. Consequently, IPS e.max Press restorations are produced efficiently and economically.

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IPS e.max Digital Press Design – Wax Tree

The software add-on IPS e.max Digital Press Design – Wax Tree enables you to combine several monochromatic single-tooth restorations and create a wax tree with the aid of computer technology. The press sprues are automatically attached to the restorations and appropriately aligned within the IPS Sprue Guide. This improves the safety and quality of the entire pressing process and also shortens the spruing procedure significantly.

Individual corrections to sprue positions and length of the pressing channels are still possible. The wax trees can be produced on a 3D printer and are subsequently transferred to the pressing process, e.g. Varseo printers from BEGO.


  • Time saving, reliable spruing
  • Investment material optimized for 3D printing materials
  • Maximum efficiency and coordinated processes
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IPS e.max Digital Press Design – Press Multi

This add-on allows you to visually and individually control the colour transition from the dentin to the incisal with IPS e.max Press Multi restorations. The horizontal press sprues are attached to the restoration in a fully automatic process, depending on the colour transition required and the proportion of dentin an incisal. The attachments can be controlled individually. This is how to achieve the desired esthetical appearance and the ideal polychromatic colour effect.

Impressive results
Once the restorations have been designed, the wax structures are milled in the PrograMill unit using the ProArt CAD Wax yellow discs, which have been optimized for IPS e.max Press. This material is characterized by its excellent machining properties. In addition, it fires without leaving any residue. The milled restorations feature high accuracy of fit and exhibit smooth and faithfully reproduced surfaces. An ideal way of producing the restorations is to 3D print them using e.g. BEGO.


  • Automatic attachment of the press sprues
  • Visible colour transition helps to control the shade gradient
  • High accuracy of fit, precision detail and smooth surfaces
  • Milling or 3D printing of the wax structures