3D Printing of Personalized Dental Products
The confluence of emerging responsive manufacturing systems, such as 3D printing, and the ubiquitous presence of the internet and computing presents an opportunity for a new model of product realization: the personalization of products tailored to the individual needs and preferences of consumers. Here customers create and realize innovative products by collaborating with manufacturers and other consumers. This co-design process is enabled by a responsive cyber-physical system involving user participation in design, product simulation/certification, manufacturing, supply and assembly processes that rapidly meet consumer needs and preferences.
The goals of this project are to understand when and how personalized products increase value and provide efficacy for the user and to create the framework of a cyber-physical system for conceptualizing, designing, and producing personalized products. We seek application areas to test this new model of product personalization