Additive Manufacturing of Polyether Ether Ketone – PEEK Parts with Surface Roughness Modification by a Laser Beam
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West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering And Mechatronics, Department of Manufacturing Engineering, Szczecin, Poland
Poznan University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Management, Institute of Mechanical Technology, Poznan, Poland
Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Dental Prosthetics, Szczecin, Poland
Department of Interdisciplinary Dentistry, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland
Submission date: 2019-11-12
Acceptance date: 2020-02-20
Online publication date: 2020-09-25
Publication date: 2020-09-25
Journal of Machine Engineering 2020;20(3):117-124
The physicochemical properties of polyether ether ketone (PEEK) allow to use this material for prosthetic restorations applied in implant prosthetics. So far, such attempts have been made in the technology of milling rough material solids of this polymer, but the surface quality was unsatisfactory. Therefore, the production of these materials by additive manufacturing techniques was proposed and an attempt was made to shape their surface using a laser. The possibilities of the method are determined in the paper and preliminary works related to the product surface shaping are presented. The process of making individual prosthetic restorations from the PEEK material by the additive method together with the technology of laser modification of the geometric structure of the material surface for applications in implant prosthetic treatment of patients is innovative and has not been used so far.
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