Accession Number:

ADA066931

Title:

Automated Crown Replication Using Solid Photography SM.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul-30 Sep 77,

Corporate Author:

SOLID PHOTOGRAPHY INC MELVILLE NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

A feasibility study applying Solid Photography, an optical, three-dimensional technology, to automatic replication of dental crowns out of inexpensive, non-strategic material. This study demonstrated that the interior and exterior surfaces of a dental crown pattern can be measured by Solid Photography to an accuracy on the order of or - 0.002 inch. The interior surface was obtained by measuring the tooth post upon which the crown pattern was formed. A numerically-controlled end milling machine carved a replica of the crown in stainless steel based on the measured data.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Photography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE