Title

Strength Properties of Preceramic Brazed Joints of a Gold-Palladium Alloy with a Microwave-assisted Oven and Gas/Oxygen Torch Technique

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

9-2014

Publisher

Elsevier

Source Publication

The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

Source ISSN

1097-6841

Abstract

Statement of problem

The effect of microwave brazing on the strength properties of dental casting alloys is not yet known.

Purpose

The purpose of this study was to compare the strength properties of preceramic brazed joints obtained by using a microwave oven and a conventional torch flame for a high noble alloy (Au-Pd).

Material and methods

A total of 18 tensile bars made of an Au-Pd ceramic alloy were fabricated. Six specimens were cut and joined with a high-fusing preceramic solder in a specially designed microwave oven, and 6 specimens were joined with a conventional natural gas/oxygen torch. The remaining 6 uncut specimens were tested as a control. All the specimens were subjected to testing with a universal testing machine. A 1-way ANOVA was performed for each strength property tested.

Results

The tensile strength of the uncut group was the highest (745 ±19 MPa), followed by the microwave group (420 ±68 MPa) and the conventional torch group (348 ±103 MPa) (P

Conclusions

The microwave heating preceramic solder method demonstrated the excellent tensile strength of an Au-Pd alloy and may be an alternative way of joining alloys when a torch flame is contraindicated.

Comments

The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Vol. 112, No. 3 (September 2014): 606-612. DOI.

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