Design Brief

The objective was to design an experimental apparatus that could accurately reduce the thickness of a tooth sample to within 0.01mm.

Linear Rail System

The entire apparatus was secured to a baseboard with a mounting rail which secured the sample and dental handpiece in direct alignment. The apparatus also had to secure the high speed handpiece during operation.

Final Details

Final adjustments to the design are made to factor in manufacturing tolerances to ensure that the components fit correctly.

Initial Concept

To allow accurate change of dimension, a mechanical micrometer was integrated into the apparatus. In this way, the sample could be advanced in very small increments against the mounted dental bur.

Handpiece Mount

Final adjustments to the design are made to factor in manufacturing tolerances to ensure that the components fit correctly.

Final Assembly

Tooth Preparation Rig Version 1.0 fully  assembled and in use. The outer assembly contains the spray produced by the handpiece.

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