Development of an inkjet technology for selective glass solder coating of dental implants

The aim is to develop implants that not only have a long life, but also heal well into the bone, cause few complications and, if possible, can be used under difficult conditions. In the future, optimization can and will be achieved primarily by modifying the surface of dental implants. However, current implant surfaces have a geometrically non-directional surface randomly patterned by sandblasting, etching and / or coating. Up to now the coating of hybrid implants has been done manually or semi-automated by means of airbrush process. A new process is to be developed on the basis of inkjet technology to selectively coat an existing component with a newly developed glass solder suspension.

Contact: Sebastian Eilek M.Sc.

Duration: 01/2019 - 06/2021

Funding: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi)

Cooperation: Dentallabor Moss GmbH; Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf