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Additive Manufacturing of Ceramic Dental Restorations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 1R43DE025803-01
Agency Tracking Number: R43DE025803
Amount: $170,953.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 100
Solicitation Number: PA14-071
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-12-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-05-31
Small Business Information
133 DEFENSE HWY STE 212 & 213
Annapolis, MD 21401-7098
United States
DUNS: 153908801
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
Phone: (410) 224-3710
Research Institution

DESCRIPTION provided by applicant In this Phase I SBIR project Technology Assessment andamp Transfer Inc TAandamp T and their collaborator propose development of ceramic additive manufacturing aka D printing for production of high performance ceramic dental restorations in the dental laboratory environment A ceramic additive manufacturing approach to fabricating dental restorations has the potential to lower material and processing costs as well as improve restoration aesthetics and performance resulting from the D spatial control of material deposition The two aims for this Phase I program are to demonstrate that material properties comparable to commercial restoration material can be achieved using ceramic additive manufacturing and to demonstrate dimensional accuracy and fit comparable to current restorations These aims will be achieved by engineering ceramic particle size distribution and developing firing protocols to achieve desired material properties and to optimize additive manufacturing process parameters to achieve dimensional accuracy as verified by D scanning and fit testing

PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE Technology Assessment andamp Transfer Inc TAandamp T proposes development of a ceramic additive manufacturing aka D printing process for production of high performance ceramic dental restorations Compared to CAD CAM technology currently in use an additive manufacturing approach enables lower material costs and processing costs less material wastage batch processing is possible and improved aesthetics and mechanical properties through D spatial control during fabrication

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