Wall Colmonoy has launched a new range of Wallex Cobalt chromium powders and cast discs for dental implants, partial denture and prosthetics.
Wall Colmonoy has launched a new range of Wallex Cobalt chromium powders and cast discs for dental implants, partial denture and prosthetics.

Wall Colmonoy has launched a new range of Wallex Cobalt chromium powders and cast discs for dental implants, partial denture and prosthetics.

The cobalt chromium powders, which are available as CoCrMo, CoCrW or CoCrMoW, can be used in additive manufacturing (AM), the company said.

According to Wall Colmonoy, the powders offer improved flowability and are perfectly spherical. They have 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. Parts made with the material have improved biocompatibility, strength, and wear resistance.

The company has also developed a powder/binder composite that can be used to produce soft-block technology – a softer form of dental disc that is pre-sintered before it is machined and sintered again at full temperature.

This story uses material from Wall Colmonoy, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.