College of Engineering and Polymer Science
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Number of Credits
Bachelor of Science
Date of Expected Graduation
Replacement of thermoforming with direct 3d printed aligners, molding appliances for dental and alveolar movement. Currently the process involved requires 3d printing models and plastic thermoforming, trimming and polishing to fabricate the end product. If possible a product that could be 3d printed that had stress retention, crack resistance, and stain resistance properties delivered in thickness between .030 and .040 inches.
Dr. Hussein Tavana
Dr. Ge Zhang
Honors Faculty Advisor
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Clark, Erin; Ickes, Lauren; and Madison, Tyler, "Enhancing Dental Aligners with Direct 3D Printing Manufacturing" (2023). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1701.
Biomedical Devices and Instrumentation Commons, Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities Commons, Dental Materials Commons, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Commons, Oral Biology and Oral Pathology Commons, Pediatric Dentistry and Pedodontics Commons