Capricorn 15

Pd (51.9%)-based dental metal-ceramic alloy, Type 4
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Capricorn 15 is a palladium-based ceramic alloy. The increased gold content enables good flow properties and therefore easy and economical processing with fast polishing.

Indications*

  • Inlays
  • Onlays, ¾ crowns, crowns
  • Telescope crowns, conus crowns
  • Bridges
  • Wide-span bridges
  • Cast posts / cores, bars, attachments
  • Implant-supported superstructures
  • Partial dentures

Technical Data

Composition (%):  Pd 51.9 | Au 15.0 | Ag 23.0 | In 8.0 | Ga 2.0 | Re <1.0, Ru <1.0
ISO  22674:2016
ADA Class: Noble
Type / Color: 4 / White
Density (g/cm³) 11.5
Melting Range (Solidus/Liquidus): 1140 - 1290 °C
Elastic Modulus (GPa): 120
  Porcelain Fired        Hardened                  
Vickers Hardness: 250                           320
Tensile Strength (MPa): 745                           880
0.2% Proof Stress (MPa):  490                           655
Elongation (%): 18                              10

Advantages

  • Good casting and flow properties
  • Excellent processing and polishing properties
  • Wide range of indications
  • Compatible with conventional metal-ceramics (e.g. IPS Style)
  • Tested biocompatibility

Processing Data

Investment Material:  Phosphate-bonded
Preheating / Burn- out Temperature: 750 - 820 °C
Crucible  Ceramic crucible
Casting Temperature: 1350 - 1410 °C
Oxidation  °C/min/Vacuum: 950 / 1 / No
CTE: (25 – 500 °C): 14.3 x 10-6 /K
Recommended Metal Ceramic: IPS Style, IPS InLine One,  IPS InLine, IPS Classic
Laser Welding Wire: Laser Ceramic White

*See TYPE CLASSIFICATION DUE TO PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

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