Dual-Phase Materials Extrusion Process for Rapid Fabrication of Ceramic Dental Crown
A novel ceramic forming process, dual-phase materials extrusion process based on solid freeform fabrication (also known as rapid prototyping), has been developed. It is a kind of selective slurry extrusion (SSE) technique previously proposed in our group. The dual-phase materials extrusion machine was constructed with micro-extrusion system and 3-axial positioning system. To demonstrate the usability of this machine, a functionalized dental crown was directly fabricated with support material and dental material from 3D model (STL format) of a human tooth. The fabrication time is usually in 20-50 min.
Zhengyi Jiang and Chunliang Zhang
D. B. Zhu and A. P. Xu, "Dual-Phase Materials Extrusion Process for Rapid Fabrication of Ceramic Dental Crown", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 97-101, pp. 4050-4053, 2010