Dental Precision Casting of Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr Using Calcia Mold
Duplex calcia coating method where firstly fine calcia was coated on wax pattern and then fine calcia reinforced silica fiber was coated on the fine calcia coated wax pattern, that is, duplex calcia coating method, was applied for making mold. The surface of Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr cast using the duplex calcia coating method show very fine metallic lust. The thickness of alpha case formed on the surface of Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr is much thinner comparing with the case where the commercial magnesia mold for casting conventional titanium and its alloys for dental applications is used. The duplex calcia coating method is highly expected to be put into practical use for dental precision casting of Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr. The dental crown of Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr is successfully fabricated using duplex calcia coating method.
Z.Y. Zhong, H. Saka, T.H. Kim, E.A. Holm, Y.F. Han and X.S. Xie
M. Niinomi et al., "Dental Precision Casting of Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr Using Calcia Mold", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 475-479, pp. 2303-2308, 2005