ASTM F1717 defines methods for static, fatigue, and torsion testing of spinal constructs to minimize failure from normal patient activity and fatigue.
ASTM F2077 reveals the axial-compression, compression-shear, and torsion tests needed to understand spinal intervertebral body fusion devices.
The 8874 axial torsion system aligns with the needs of static and cyclic testing on implants for spinal intervertebral disc prostheses in accordance with ASTM F2346.
After orthopedic reconstructive surgery, metallic bone plates need to help the bone heal while supporting the bone segments, and flexural fatigue testing is needed.
Instron's dynamic systems assist laboratories in testing the strength and fatigue life of femoral nails for healing after reconstructive surgery.
ElectroPuls and 8870 test instruments can determine the fatigue life and impact performance of orthopedic devices used in reconstructive surgery.
ISO 14801 prescribes the ideal way for performing fatigue tests in a fluid bath for pre-angled dental implants made to help the existing bones and support them.
The 8870 and ElectroPuls systems can determine the fatigue properties of tibial trays used with total knee replacements to prevent failure from biological reactions.
ISO 16402 tests the performance of acrylic resin cements under static and cyclic loading to determine the flexural fatigue and quasi-static bend.
ISO 6872 lists the requirements for dental ceramics and methods for strength testing, which can be performed with a Universal Testing Machine or an ElectroPuls.
The Femoral Fatigue Fixture surpasses the requirements of ISO 7206-4, 7206-6, and 7206-8 for testing of artificial hip implant prostheses by stimulating performance.
Many soft tissues, such as skin or collagen, are delicate specimens with low ultimate strength values and require a testing system to be highly sensitive to low-force measurements and small displacements.
The ElectroPuls E3000 All-Electric Instrument performs fatigue tests for stents and stent grafts, with multiple specimens to simulated blood flow.