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The Effect of Gap Angle on Tensile Strength of Preceramic Base Metal Solder Joints.

Fattahi F, Hashemi Ardakani Z, Hashemi Ardakani M - J Dent (Shiraz) (2015)

Bottom Line: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of gap angle on the tensile strength of base metal solder joints.The tensile strength was not statistically different among the four groups in general (p≤ 0.490).Making the gap angular at the solder joints and the subsequent unsteady increase of the gap distance would not change the tensile strength of the joint.

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Affiliation: Dept. of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Shiraz University of Medical Science, Shiraz, Iran.

ABSTRACT

Statement of the problem: Soldering is a process commonly used in fabricating dental prosthesis. Since most soldered prosthesis fail at the solder joints; the joint strength is of utmost importance.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of gap angle on the tensile strength of base metal solder joints.

Materials and method: A total number of 40 Ni-Cr samples were fabricated according to ADA/ISO 9693 specifications for tensile test. Samples were cut at the midpoint of the bar, and were placed at the considered angles by employing an explicitly designed device. They were divided into 4 groups regarding the gap angle; Group C (control group) with parallel gap on steady distance of 0.2mm, Group 1: 10°, Group 2: 20°, and Group3: 30° gap angles. When soldered, the specimens were all tested for tensile strength using a universal testing machine at a cross-head speed of 0.5 mm/min with a preload of 10N. Kruskal-Wallis H test was used to compare tensile strength among the groups (p< 0.05).

Results: The mean tensile strength values obtained from the study groups were respectively 307.84, 391.50, 365.18, and 368.86 MPa. The tensile strength was not statistically different among the four groups in general (p≤ 0.490).

Conclusion: Making the gap angular at the solder joints and the subsequent unsteady increase of the gap distance would not change the tensile strength of the joint.

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Mentions: Four metal indices were designed and fabricated to position the solder joints at the desired gap angle (Figure 3). One of them was parallel sided with 0.2mm thickness and others were wedge shaped with different thickness at the base and at the top.


The Effect of Gap Angle on Tensile Strength of Preceramic Base Metal Solder Joints.

Fattahi F, Hashemi Ardakani Z, Hashemi Ardakani M - J Dent (Shiraz) (2015)

Metallic index to determine the gap angle
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 3: Metallic index to determine the gap angle
Mentions: Four metal indices were designed and fabricated to position the solder joints at the desired gap angle (Figure 3). One of them was parallel sided with 0.2mm thickness and others were wedge shaped with different thickness at the base and at the top.

Bottom Line: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of gap angle on the tensile strength of base metal solder joints.The tensile strength was not statistically different among the four groups in general (p≤ 0.490).Making the gap angular at the solder joints and the subsequent unsteady increase of the gap distance would not change the tensile strength of the joint.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Dept. of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Shiraz University of Medical Science, Shiraz, Iran.

ABSTRACT

Statement of the problem: Soldering is a process commonly used in fabricating dental prosthesis. Since most soldered prosthesis fail at the solder joints; the joint strength is of utmost importance.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of gap angle on the tensile strength of base metal solder joints.

Materials and method: A total number of 40 Ni-Cr samples were fabricated according to ADA/ISO 9693 specifications for tensile test. Samples were cut at the midpoint of the bar, and were placed at the considered angles by employing an explicitly designed device. They were divided into 4 groups regarding the gap angle; Group C (control group) with parallel gap on steady distance of 0.2mm, Group 1: 10°, Group 2: 20°, and Group3: 30° gap angles. When soldered, the specimens were all tested for tensile strength using a universal testing machine at a cross-head speed of 0.5 mm/min with a preload of 10N. Kruskal-Wallis H test was used to compare tensile strength among the groups (p< 0.05).

Results: The mean tensile strength values obtained from the study groups were respectively 307.84, 391.50, 365.18, and 368.86 MPa. The tensile strength was not statistically different among the four groups in general (p≤ 0.490).

Conclusion: Making the gap angular at the solder joints and the subsequent unsteady increase of the gap distance would not change the tensile strength of the joint.

No MeSH data available.