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Effect of plasma welding parameters on the flexural strength of ti-6al-4v alloy.
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PMID:  23338261     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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The aim of this study was to assess the effect of different plasma arc welding parameters on the flexural strength of titanium alloy beams (Ti-6Al-4V). Forty Ti-6Al-4V and 10 NiCr alloy beam specimens (40 mm long and 3.18 mm diameter) were prepared and divided into 5 groups (n=10). The titanium alloy beams for the control group were not sectioned or subjected to welding. Groups PL10, PL12, and PL14 contained titanium beams sectioned and welded at current 3 A for 10, 12 or 14 ms, respectively. Group NCB consisted of NiCr alloy beams welded using conventional torch brazing. After, the beams were subjected to a three-point bending test and the values obtained were analyzed to assess the flexural strength (MPa). Statistical analysis was carried out by one-way ANOVA and Tukey's HSD test at 0.05 confidence level. Significant difference was verified among the evaluated groups (p<0.001), with higher flexural strength for the control group (p<0.05). No significant differences was observed among the plasma welded groups (p>0.05). The NCB group showed the lowest flexural strength, although it was statistically similar to the PL 14 group (p>0.05). The weld depth penetration was not significantly different among the plasma welded groups (p=0.05). Three representative specimens were randomly selected to be evaluated under scanning electron microcopy. The composition of the welded regions was analyzed by energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. This study provides an initial set of parameters supporting the use of plasma welding during fabrication of titanium alloy dental frameworks.
Authors:
João Paulo Lyra E Silva; Alfredo Júlio Fernandes Neto; Luís Henrique Araújo Raposo; Veridiana Resende Novais; Cleudmar Amaral de Araujo; Luisa de Andrade Lima Cavalcante; Paulo Cezar Simamoto Júnior
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brazilian dental journal     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1806-4760     ISO Abbreviation:  Braz Dent J     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9214652     Medline TA:  Braz Dent J     Country:  Brazil    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  686-91     Citation Subset:  D    
Affiliation:
Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Uberlândia, MG, Brazil.
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