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Retentionsrelief

English translation: retention topology

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German term or phrase:Retentionsrelief
English translation:retention topology
Entered by: Rowan Morrell
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03:52 Jun 26, 2004
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Tech/Engineering - Medical: Dentistry / Dental Electroforming Unit
German term or phrase: Retentionsrelief
"Vor dem Auftragen des Opakers wurde das Kronenkäppchen mit Aluminumoxid der Körnung 110 My bei einem Strahldruck von 1-2 bar abgestrahlt. Der Pinsel darf nicht zu weich sein, damit der Opaker das ***Retentionsrelief*** gut ausfüllt."

From a text about making dental restorations with electroforming, sandblasting etc. Anyone happen to know what a "Retentionsrelief" might be? No convincing hits for "retention relief". I have asked this question a few days ago, but was not satisfied with the response. Hoping for a greater number of responses (either through answers or peer grades) and better quality answers this time round. There's got to be a solution to this. TIA for your help.
Rowan Morrell
New Zealand
Local time: 04:11
retention contour (of the surface)
Explanation:
see the ref.

It appears to be the microroughness (Relief - Geländekontur) of the surface - which is necessary to make the material stay in place (retention).

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Note added at 3 hrs 32 mins (2004-06-26 07:24:56 GMT)
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a better suggestion:

retention topology (i.e. 3D structure) or even microtopology
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Gillian Scheibelein
Germany
Local time: 18:11
Grading comment
I like retention topology, even though it doesn't get any Google hits. It sounds really good, and should work OK. So thanks for that Jill, and thanks also to Fantutti for her peer input.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +1retention contour (of the surface)
Gillian Scheibelein


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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
retention contour (of the surface)


Explanation:
see the ref.

It appears to be the microroughness (Relief - Geländekontur) of the surface - which is necessary to make the material stay in place (retention).

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Note added at 3 hrs 32 mins (2004-06-26 07:24:56 GMT)
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a better suggestion:

retention topology (i.e. 3D structure) or even microtopology


    Reference: http://webdoc.sub.gwdg.de/ebook/m/2002/soergel/kap2.pdf
Gillian Scheibelein
Germany
Local time: 18:11
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 59
Grading comment
I like retention topology, even though it doesn't get any Google hits. It sounds really good, and should work OK. So thanks for that Jill, and thanks also to Fantutti for her peer input.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Fantutti: Yes, after some research I came to the same conclusion.
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