Correlation Engine 2.0
Clear Search sequence regions

filter terms:
Sizes of these terms reflect their relevance to your search.

This study aimed to clarify the application possibility of the fused deposition modeling (FDM) technology on the fabrication of jigs for a flexural test of dental composite resins (CRs). Three types of jigs were prepared to carry out three-point bending tests; 3D printed jig including support rollers, 3D printed jig with stainless-steel support rollers, and stainless-steel jig and stainless-steel support rollers. An FDM 3D printer with polylactic acid filament was used to produce 3D printed jigs. For evaluation of flexural strength, two types, packable and flowable, of composite resins were selected to prepare specimens. Three-point bending tests were performed using a universal testing machine. Then flexural strength and flexural elastic modulus were calculated. Specimen preparation and three-point bending test were conducted according to the ISO 4049:2019. All experiments were repeated 20 times. Flexural strength and flexural elastic modulus of packable CR were significantly larger than those of flowable. However, there were no significant differences among the jigs in both results. Consequently, FDM technology could be applied to fabricate jigs for the flexural test of CRs, and the mechanical properties could be evaluated as accurately as a stainless-steel jig. Copyright © 2022 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Yoshiki Ishida, Daisuke Miura, Akikazu Shinya. Application of fused deposition modeling technology for fabrication jigs of three-point bending test for dental composite resins. Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials. 2022 Jun;130:105172

Expand section icon Mesh Tags

Expand section icon Substances

PMID: 35299025

View Full Text