Torch versus oven preceramic soldering of a nickel-chromium alloy

John A. Sobieralski, Ernst Schelb, Thomas J. Prihoda

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Base metal preceramic solder Joints have been described as unpredictable and inconsistent in tensile strength. Compared to base metal postsoldered joints, presoldering with a gas-oxygen torch produces weaker joints that have increased porosity and voids. This investigation compared the tensile strength of base metal solder joints presoldered with a gas-oxygen torch to that of joints presoldered in a porcelain oven under vacuum. The mean (± SD) solder joint tensile strength was 460.0 (± 99.4) MPafor the ovensoldered and 520.2 (± 37.8) MPa for the torch-soldered specimens. A strong, consistent, void-free preeeramic solder joint was produced between a nickel-chromium base and gold solder by both torch- and oven-presoldering techniques: however, preeeramic soldering with a torch tended to result in a stronger bond.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)753-757
Number of pages5
JournalQuintessence international
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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