March 2016

Close-Up: Zirconia surfaces

29. March, 2016

MDT Joachim Maier ran an ad hoc test series to analyse the effects of mechanical processing on sintered zirconia surfaces. The test involved using an atomic force microscope to examine the degree of damage caused to zirconia surfaces by grinding them with various diamond instruments. In the excerpt from his study published here, he also provides hints as to how surfaces can nevertheless remain homogeneous.

Strength ≠ Strength

15. March, 2016

This months’ blog entry by our Head of R&D Falko Noack takes an excursus into material science. Particularly he points out the meaning of material flexural strength and what essentially has to be taken into account when comparing this characteristic.