Machinability of an experimental Ti-Ag alloy in terms of tool life in a dental CAD/CAM system

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Abstract

Titanium is difficult to machine because of its intrinsic properties. In a previous study, the machinability of titanium was improved by alloying with silver. This study aimed to evaluate the durability of tungsten carbide burs after the fabrication of frameworks using a Ti-20%Ag alloy and titanium with a computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing system. There was a significant difference in attrition area ratio between the two metals. Compared with titanium, the ratio of the area of attrition of machining burs was significantly lower for the experimental Ti-20%Ag alloy. The difference in the area of attrition for titanium and Ti-20%Ag became remarkable with increasing number of machining operations. The results show that the same burs can be used for a longer time with Ti-20%Ag than with pure titanium. Therefore, in terms of tool life, the machinability of the Ti-20%Ag alloy is superior to that of titanium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)679-685
Number of pages7
JournalDental materials journal
Volume34
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Oct 5

Keywords

  • CAD/CAM
  • Dental implant
  • Machinability
  • Titanium alloy
  • Tool life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Dentistry(all)

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