Effect of simulated heating of plasma coating and ceramic firing on Ti and Ti-6Al-4V

Ravindra Kotian, P. Prasad Rao, Madhu Keshava Bangera, Prashanthi Madhyastha, S. Srikant

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The study was performed to understand the impact of heat in plasma coating and ceramic firing of titanium (Ti) and titanium alloy (Ti-6Al-4V) on their mechanical properties, and microstructure. Standard specimens were prepared to measure tensile strength before and after simulated heating cycles using Instron machine of model 4206 at a crosshead speed of 1â»mm/min. Yield strength, ultimate strength, and elongation were recorded. The microstructure was studied using an optical microscope. The mechanical properties, microstructure, and grain size remained the same as that of as-received samples at temperatures of 600 and 700â»°C for both Ti and Ti-6Al-4V. At temperature 800 and 900â»°C decrease in yield strength, and ultimate tensile strength with a change in microstructure was observed. The temperature of plasma coating and ceramic firing that Ti and Ti-6Al-4V metal substrates encounter during the fabrication of coated implants and metal-ceramic restorations do not affect the mechanical properties and microstructure. Above 800â»°C, a significant change in mechanical properties and microstructure is observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4699-4704
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Research and Technology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Biomaterials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys


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