Mold filling and microhardness of 1% Fe titanium alloys

Hideki Sato, Masashi Komatsu, Barbara Miller, Hiroshi Shimizu, Hideki Fujii, Toru Okabe

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We examined the mold filling capacity and microhardness of two industrial 1% Fe titanium alloys: Super-TIX800™ (Nippon Steel Corp.) (Fe: 0.910%, O: 0.370%, N: 0.005%) and Super-TIX800N™ (Nippon Steel Corp.) (Fe: 0.960%, O: 0.300%, N: 0.041%). Two wedge-shaped acrylic patterns (with 30° or 15° angles) were prepared. Each alloy was cast in a centrifugal casting machine. Mold filling was evaluated as the missing length between the tip of the casting and the theoretical tip. Vickers hardness of the edge of the castings was also determined. For both angles tested, there were no significant differences (p>0.05) in mold filling among these alloys and the control (CP Ti). The results of testing the microhardness near the cast surfaces indicated that the hardened reaction layers on these alloys were thinner at the edge compared to CP Ti.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-217
Number of pages7
JournalDental materials journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jun


  • Microhardness
  • Mold filling
  • Titanium alloy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Dentistry(all)


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