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Preparation and oxygen control of Ti-6Al-4V alloys by recycling dental pure Ti scraps

치과용(齒科用) 순(純) 타이타늄 스크랩을 재활용(再活用)한 Ti-6Al-4V 합금(合金)의 제조(製造) 및 산소(酸素) 제어(制御)

  • Received : 2011.11.21
  • Accepted : 2011.12.30
  • Published : 2012.02.28

Abstract

The Ti-6Al-4V alloys were prepared by recycling of dental Ti pure scraps using vacuum arc melting process, and their physical properties were evaluated the Ti-6Al-4V alloys with different oxygen concentrations. For the preparation of Ti-6Al-4V alloys, Ti pure scraps used for dental implant were utilized as a raw material, and their different oxygen concentrations were ranged from G1 to G4 grade in ASTM standards. It was confirmed that the weight loss of Al in the composition of Ti-6Al-4V alloy could be controlled under the Ar pressure of 875 torr during the melting of alloy. The oxygen concentrations of the Ti-6Al-4V alloys were ranged from 1170 to 3340 ppm. The vickers hardness change of the Ti-6Al-4V alloys showed a similar behavior with that of pure Ti. As a result, we confirmed a possibility of preparation of Ti-6Al-4V alloy by recycling of dental Ti scraps using vacuum arc melting process in this study.

Keywords

Titanium;Dental Scrap;Vacuum arc melting;Ti-6Al-4V;Oxygen

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국지질자원연구원