R5 – The gold standard for lab and practice

Enjoy the freedom of choice

With the R5 – a new high-end machine for the dental laboratory – vhf has developed a highly automated milling and grinding machine that brings revolutionary approaches to the lab along with a ten-fold blank changer for wet and dry machining. In a minimal footprint, it combines utmost precision with maximum stability and is capable of handling any material.

10 => Discs
60 => Blocks
60 =>
Prefab Abutments

No material is off limits: discs, blocks, and abutments

  • composites
  • plastics/wax
  • glass ceramics
  • zirconia
  • titanium
  • CoCr

Maximum freedom of indication

  • crown/bridge
  • inlay/onlay
  • abutment
  • telescopic crown
  • model plate
  • model cast
  • occlusal splint
  • model tooth
  • implant bar
  • veneer
  • drilling template
  • denture
  • secondary crown
  • occlusally screwretained bridge
  • protrusion splint

Simple and effective: DirectDiscTechnology

DirectDiscTechnology ensures that blanks can be clamped quickly and without tools – allowing them to be processed directly.

DirectCleanTechnology for a quick switch between wet and dry

The R5 effortlessly switches between wet and dry machining. In addition to ionizers and active workspace ventilation, the machine also offers an intelligent drying function.

Consistent results via built-in tool and spindle cooling

Reliable cooling during wet processing is ensured by the integrated water tank: Simply fill it with clear water and you are ready to get started.

The innovative water cooling feature minimizes the thermal expansion of the spindle and Z-axis. The benefits are clear: R5 owners will machine their work pieces even faster, with more consistent results and enjoy a longer spindle life.

Maximum freedom regarding materials and sizes

Another highlight is the ability to process milling blanks up to 40 mm thick. Perhaps even more important is the generous tilt angle of ± 35 degrees for the spindle axis. The R5 thereby guarantees a maximum of indication variety and provides high freedom of design.

Excellent design

Combining intuitive technology with deliberate design: The R5 received the world-renowned iF Design Award for its futuristic and groundbreaking form.

Maximum precision

  • Restorations in ultra HD
  • High-precision spindle with 800 watts of power and 80,000 RPM
  • 3 microns repetition accuracy

Powerful and robust

  • Mills and grinds the toughest materials on the market including all Ti and CoCr
  • Proven industrial quality

Absolute independence

  • Sheer unlimited material accessibility in 98 mm disc format, 38 block materials, and 800+ titanium and CoCr prefab abutment blanks
  • Covers the broadest range of indications, due to ± 35° rotation angle in the 5th axis, and up to 40 mm discs

Unmatched reliability

  • 100 % engineered and manufactured in Germany
  • Comprehensive sensor technology to monitor all vital system functions
  • Webcam in working chamber for remote monitoring
  • 24-month warranty

Highly economical

  • One of the fastest machines on the market
  • Revolutionary material loading with DirectDiscTechnology (patent pending)
  • Automatic changer holds up to 10 discs, 60 blocks, or 60 prefab abutment blanks
  • DirectCleanTechnology enables wet and dry on the fly: ionizer, self-cleaning and built-in dryer (patent pending)
  • Drilling of screw access channels – saves costs for meso blocks


R5 – Brochure