About Roland DG

About Roland DG Corporation

Roland DG Corporation, with its xyz axes control technology, is a leading worldwide manufacturer of color products such as large-format inkjet devices, milling and engraving machines, vinyl cutters and photo impact printers, and 3D products exemplified by three dimensional milling machines or carving machines and 3D printers. More recently, the company entered the healthcare market with milling machines designed specifically for creating high-quality dental prosthetics, including copings, crowns, full bridges and abutments. The company uses its proprietary production technology to manufacture products that are distributed worldwide. Roland products help businesses transform imagination into reality by adding value to creative processes.

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The History of Roland DG Dental milling machines

Since its founding in 1981, Roland DG has developed computer peripherals with the goal of helping people use computers to “turn their imagination into reality.” The company began by combining X and Y axis control to digitize drawings on a pen plotter. With the addition of the Z axis and the conversion of the pen to an end mill, it released the world's first desktop-sized 3D milling machine, the CAMM-3 PNC-3000, in 1986.

The PNC-3000 and its successors were used in domestic universities and research facilities for the development of CAD/CAM software for dental prostheses, but in those early days, usage had not spread to dental labs. The company's 3D milling machines were primarily installed in manufacturing and product design departments for prototyping, in schools to educate the next generation of engineers, in decorative and engraving fields for creating arts and crafts, and in the workshops of individual hobbyists for producing their original designs. Combining the latest digital technology with desktop-size, ease of use and affordable prices, Roland DG's milling machines allowed individuals from a wide variety of fields to bring their ideas to life. To date, over 100,000 3D-releated devices have been sold by the company worldwide.

As the digital trend of “high-mix low-volume production”, “on demand” and “personalization” becoming dominant, the installation CAD/CAM systems expanded in dental labs, while new material that required machine-milling such as zirconia gained momentum as dental restorative material. Roland DG entered the dental domain leveraging their 3D technology to introduce innovative, new solutions to dental labs. In 2010, Roland DG released the DWX-30 4-axis control dental milling machine, and in 2011, it unveiled the renounced DWX-50 5-axis milling machine. The DWX-30 and 50 helped to digitalize workflow at dental labs and were well received by the market for their compact size, open architecture and ease of use.

With the favorable responses from the market toward the DWX-30 and 50, Roland DG established a dedicated department to meet the dental market's needs and to provide innovative products and solutions. Setting “the expansion of customers in the dental division” as a part of the growth strategy in the company's mid-term management plans, Roland DG released the DWX-4 in 2013, which delivers the same high-precision milling technology as conventional models, but at half the size. To date, the DWX series has shipped around 3,000 units, providing optimal digital solutions for dental labs around the world, and cementing Roland DG's position as a leader in the dental market.

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Digital Factory

Roland DG's "Digital Value Engineering" (DVE) employs the latest digital technology to improve the company's business workflow processes. The Digital Factory is Roland DG's manufacturing system in which production, marketing, purchasing, service, quality control departments and suppliers all collaborate on the development of a product. This collaboration, along with the common use of 3D CAD data, ensures fast and effective production. Integral to DVE, Roland DG has replaced its conventional production lines with a digitally-controlled system entitled Digital Yatai. Digital Yatai is an advanced cell production system unique to Roland DG. To complete a final product, an assembly staff member refers to a 3D graphic manual displayed on a monitor, while assembling parts that are automatically released from a rotating rack. The ability to fulfill orders of any quantity, coupled with Yatai's ability to produce any type of device, greatly improves manufacturing quality and flexibility.

Digital YATAI

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Environmental Policies

Roland DG Corporation is ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 9001:2008 certified and bases its environmental policies and practices on the concept that environmental issues are common to all mankind, and that they contribute to the preservation and welfare of both our society and the global environment. Roland DG Corporation strives to protect the environment while maintaining the highest quality standards and pursues both environmental protection and continuous quality improvement. Under the philosophy of preserving the environment and human health, Roland is actively working to abolish organic solvents in production, to reduce and recycle waste, reduce power use, and to purchase recycled products. Roland constantly strives to provide the most highly reliable products available. Each year Roland DG Corporation publishes the Environmental Report, in order to make the details of the environmental activities available to all. The environmental information and the annual reports are available on the company's website.

Roland DG Environmental Activities