Article ID: 2018-401
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of build conditions and angle acuteness on edge reproducibility of the casting patterns fabricated using a digital light process. The prism-shaped patterns with various vertex angles were fabricated in three build orientations. The height from the base to the vertex angle point of the fabricated pattern was measured and the incomplete height was calculated as the discrepancy between the original and measured heights. Two-way ANOVA revealed that the vertex angle and build orientation and their interaction were significant (p<0.05). The incomplete height significantly decreased with an increase of the vertex angle. When the vertex angle was 20° and the build-up direction was parallel to the edge of vertex angle and perpendicular to the triangular base, the incomplete height was the smallest. Therefore, build orientation and angle acuteness influenced the edge reproducibility of the casting patterns fabricated using a digital light process.