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Axial Fatigue Test Fixtures

Bone Cement FatigueTesting 

Multiple clinical factors such as temperature and humidity, mixing method, time of application, surgical technique, bone preparation, implant design, anatomical site, and patient factors can affect the fatigue properties of bone cement. The ASTM F2118-14 test specification was developed to compare different acrylic bone cement formulations and products and different mixing methods and environments (ie: mixing temperature, vacuum, centrifugation, and so forth).

The fixture shown was designed to evaluate the fatigue properties of an hourglass shaped specimen and the gripping is accomplished by potting the specimen in a stainless tube and then gripping the tube in a split fixture.

MDT has considerable expertise evaluating the fatigue resistance of various materials. Contact us with your specific test requirements and we will provide an estimate for creating the bone cement test you are looking for.

 

Bone Cement FatigueTesting