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  • MoSi2 Elements - A Primer

    As dental laboratory folks, perhaps a more apropos analogy is already sitting on your desk or bench – your sintering oven. Although it is a common, everyday item for use in the lab, the MoSi2 heating elements inside that give it its high-temperature qualities are anything but ordinary. They are highly engineered marvels of material science – definitely “that” type of consumable.
  • SiC Heating Elements – a Primer

    Earlier this year, I wrote an article for The Journal of Dental Technology titled Making Friends with Your Sintering Oven Heating Elements. If you read that article – and stayed awake until the end – you will know that it was a quick primer on the care and feeding of MoSi2 elements – the often U-shaped elements found in many dental Zirconia sintering furnaces (maybe even the one sitting in your lab). These elements are generally the modern choice when it comes to dental sintering furnace design, but there certainly are other elements being used in the market by various manufacturers.
  • Proper Insertion Length for MoSi2 (Super) Elements

    One of the more common issues we see with MoSi2 heating elements is improper insertion length into the furnace cavity. Often times, there really isn’t an instruction manual that comes with elements explaining how to properly assemble the heating element into the furnace. Given the high cost of heating elements, it is worth this quick read to make sure that you are installing your elements properly, and in turn, getting the best life from them possible.
  • How to Install MoSi2 Heating Elements

    This guide is intended as a companion post to our YouTube video explaining the same. I recommend you give that video a watch and then read this guide for a full picture of what is involved in installing MoSi2 heating elements in your dental sintering furnace.
  • Why Do I Have to Wait 5 Weeks for Custom Elements?

    One of the more common questions we receive is, “why does it take so long to get MoSi2 and SiC heating elements?” We understand that the wait can b...
  • SiC Element Connections on a Dekema baSIC Furnace

    Last week, a customer sent me the following:
    I received the elements earlier this week. However, as you can see in the attachment, the wires are not exactly the same. Is there a way to “macgyver”it ? I thought of taking the ring clamp from the old element and putting it on the new one. Is that advisable or would there be another option?
  • Glazed MoSi2 Elements

    If the MoSi2 (sometimes called Super) elements for your dental sintering furnace look like the above picture, don’t panic – what you are seeing is ...
  • Sick Silicon Carbide Heating Elements

    If the Silicon Carbide heating elements in your dental sintering furnace look like bubbly glazed donut sticks, full stop, you have a problem.
  • Why Use Single Shank Holders for MoSi2 Elements

    One of the more common things we see with customer furnaces is the use of double shank holders to hold the heating elements in the furnace. As shown in the picture above, the double shank holder is the white ceramic clamp that holds the two legs (shanks) of the element, keeping it from falling into the furnace.
  • The Story of Dental Furnace Elements

    One of the regular questions we get is, “who are you?” This is a fair question, as, to be honest, we are just another company on the Internet. That said, we are neither some bot nor some advanced AI (although the latter would be awesome, but why would an AI devote itself to selling heating elements for dental sintering furnaces…).
  • A Quick Note on Thermocouples

    When I say a short note – I mean, this will actually be short!

    Although we are Dental Furnace Elements, not Dental Furnace Thermocouples, we do have the capability of sourcing thermocouples from one of our partner manufacturers in Cleveland.

  • Why Should I Replace all of My SiC Elements at the Same Time?

    In what is a common theme on this blog, this question is one of those ones that should seem easy, but is deceivingly complex. On the surface, this seems elementary – if a SiC heating element in your dental sintering oven burns out, you just replace it, right?

    Sure, if you want to literally burn money.

    Let me explain.