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High Speed Low-Damage Dental Machining Center (Phase II)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
85533
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DE017280
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mohawk InNovative TechNology, Inc.
1037 Watervliet Shaker Road Albany, NY 12205-2033
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: High Speed Low-Damage Dental Machining Center (Phase II)
Agency: HHS
Contract: 2R44DE017280-02
Award Amount: $693,935.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall objective of the proposed SBIR program is to design, manufacture, and evaluate a high-speed, low-damage, machining center for fabrication of dental restorations in the dental office or laboratory. This new method for fabrication of dental restorations based on computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) has revolutionized dentistry during the past decade. These systems are currently used to fabricate ceramic crowns and other dental struc tures. While the CAD/CAM restorations have proven to be more reliable than those fabricated by traditional methods, the 10-year survival rate is still less than 90%. Furthermore, these systems cannot be used for machining of restorations made from harder c eramics such as zirconia. The proposed machining center will be designed with an innovative integrated air-driven, high-speed, precision spindle/motor assembly to allow high machining rates while ensuring low potential for machining damage: thus, enabling rapid fabrication of low-damage dental restorations by machining. Phase II plan includes design, fabrication, and testing of a prototype machining center with an integrated air-driven, high- speed, motor-spindle assembly operating at ultra-high speeds. The performance of the prototype components will be validated in every step of the design process. The final validation and performance evaluation includes machining of several dental restorations from different machinable dental ceramics and partially stabil ized zirconia. At the end of Phase II the prototype machining center will be available for additional verification testing and commercialization. While high-speed machining has been implemented for grinding of industrial ceramics, including zirconia, such an approach has not been considered in the past for dental CAD/CAM systems. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: The proposed a high-speed machining center will be used by dentists and/or dental laboratory technicians for fabrication of ceramic dental restorat ions. The proposed machining center will be designed with an innovative integrated air-driven, high-speed, precision, spindle/motor assembly to allow high machining rates while ensuring low potential for machining damage: thus, enabling rapid fabrication o f low-damage dental restorations by machining.

Principal Investigator:

Said Jahanmir
5188624290
SJAHANMIR@MITIHEART.COM

Business Contact:

Melissa Heshmat
mheshmat@miti.cc
Small Business Information at Submission:

MOHAWK INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
MOHAWK INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY 1037 WATERVLIET-SHAKER RD ALBANY, NY 12205

EIN/Tax ID: 141776993
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No