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b Department of Mechanical Engineering. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2G8
c Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
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.
Received Date: 19/6/2007 Revision Received Date: 24/7/2007 Acceptance Date: 25/7/2007 Electronic publication date: 3/8/2007 Collection year: 2007
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