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Clinical Variability in Arch Wires: A Preliminary Study Evaluating Mechanical and Surface Characteristics of Two Different Sized Rectangular Stainless Steel Wires

Authors
Journal
The Open Biomedical Engineering Journal
1874-1207
Publisher
Bentham Science
Publication Date
Volume
1
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2174/1874120700701010013
Keywords
  • Article
Disciplines
  • Engineering

Abstract

Experimental characterization of arch wires has been performed in many previous studies; however with the advent of new arch wire materials being introduced, some new experimental methods and characterization are required. Since literature is available for comparison, this paper examines mechanical and physical characteristics of steel arch wires to quantify their variability in engineering terms. Furthermore, the effect of wire size on properties was evaluated using two of the most common wire sizes. Finally, manufacturing consistency was verified by testing samples from different lots.

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