A strong partnership
vhf is now an Ivoclar Authorized Milling Partner for IPS e.max® CAD

Schaan, Liechtenstein – 12 March 2024

The Ivoclar Group, a leading international supplier of integrated solutions for high-quality dental applications, offering a comprehensive product and systems portfolio for dentists, dental technicians and dental hygienists, has been fulfilling the requirements of dental professionals from around the world with its IPS e.max® family of products for almost 20 years. The IPS e.max brand from Ivoclar combines high quality with esthetics and longevity. Now, the Liechtenstein-based company is pleased to announce the strengthening of its partnership with vhf camfacture AG.

The IPS e.max® Authorised Milling Partner label is a quality seal that ensures a validated manufacturing process in which the materials and machines are optimally coordinated so that patients can be assured of receiving restorations of the highest quality and precision. As from the vhf DENTALCAM software update 8.09, which will become available in mid-March 2024, IPS e.max® CAD for PrograMill will be approved for producing crowns, inlays, onlays and veneers and 3-unit bridges up to the second premolars in the N4+ machine.

Ivoclar and vhf – a holistic partnership
The long-standing partnership between the two companies was reinforced in February 2023 by a cooperation agreement involving the Ivotion Denture System. In the meantime, the R5, K5/K5+ and E5 machines have been approved for the system. The working relationship centres on the Ivotion disc for the fabrication of complete dentures, which comprises a tooth and denture base material.
This successful partnership will be continuously developed on the basis of the validated, clinically proven IPS e.max® CAD lithium disilicate ceramic.

IPS e.max® CAD and N4+ - on track for success
vhf is a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art dental milling machines, high-precision milling equipment and intuitive CAM software. The company is internationally recognised for its high standard of quality and exceptional innovative spirit – two characteristics that it shares with Ivoclar. The four-axis wet-milling machine N4+ from vhf has firmly established itself as a high-performance partner for dental laboratories since 2020. This best-selling machine from the PERFORMANCE CLASS of vhf has been given a striking, updated look, which has been attracting great interest since the beginning of 2024.

“We are very pleased to continue building our existing, successful partnership with vhf. We share the same high standards which we wish to offer our customers, including the commitment to continuously develop our products and workflows”, stated Stefan Schulz, Director Global Business Unit Clinical Prosthetics, Ivoclar.

IPS e.max® CAD – the world’s best-selling glass-ceramic[1]
For almost 20 years, the IPS e.max® CAD lithium disilicate ceramic has been a firm favourite among dental technicians and dentists. The reason is quite simple: It is a clinically proven, high-strength glass-ceramic material featuring a strength of 530 MPa[2], which due to its lifelike colour and excellent optical properties achieves impressive results. The blocks are wet milled and then the restorations are crystallised in a Programat furnace. The restorations are individually characterised with IPS Ivocolor or IPS e.max® CAD Crystall./materials. IPS e.max® CAD comes in four levels of translucency (HT, MT, LT, MO) and as Impulse blocks. Depending on the translucency level and block size, IPS e.max® CAD is available in A-D and/or Bleach BL shades.


About the Ivoclar Group
The Ivoclar Group, headquartered in Schaan, Liechtenstein, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of integrated solutions for high-quality dental applications. For more than one hundred years, the company has played a significant role in shaping the dental industry and promoting the best possible oral health and radiant smiles. The company’s success is based on a comprehensive portfolio of products, systems and services, strong research and development capabilities and a clear commitment to training and further education. The group of companies, which sells its products to around 130 countries, has 56 subsidiaries and branch offices and employs roughly 3700 people worldwide. More information about the Ivoclar Group is available at ivoclar.com.

About vhf camfacture AG
vhf camfacture AG is a leading manufacturer of modern dental milling machines, high-quality milling tools and intuitive CAM software. With more than 35 years of expertise, the company today stands for complete milling solutions and outstanding quality – true to its own claim Creating Perfection. The medium-sized company has been on a strong growth trajectory for many years. Today, vhf camfacture AG operates nationally and internationally and is more successful than ever. With its headquarters in Ammerbuch near Stuttgart and a company site in Fürth as well as international branches in New York and Shanghai, the vhf Group currently employs around 350 people. Thanks to decades of experience, a high level of expertise and a close exchange with specialist dealers and users worldwide, the company is optimally equipped for the future. Further information can be found at www.vhf.com.