Medical Device Testing Services
Medical Device Testing Services
 

Bend Fixtures

Combined Cantilevered and Pure Bending 

With the combined cantilevered and pure bend test fixtures, the proximal end of the specimen is fixed while the distal end of the specimen is moved through a fixed radius arc. This is sometimes referred to as the "wag" test as it resembles the wagging of a tail. The specimen is allowed to "find" it's own radius of curvature.

These fixtures are ideal for devices that require large bending radii. To facilitate the pure bending, the rotary actuator of the test frame is used to swing the distal end of the device through a fixed angle. The fixtures are designed to accommodate a statistically significant number of test specimens and can be used with either an ambient air environment or PBS bath.

Stent Graft Bend Test Setup with Camera 
Stent Graft Bend Test Setup with Camera

Contact us with your specific test requirements and we will provide an estimate for creating the desired bending you are looking for.

 

Combined Cantilevered and Pure Bending
Combined Cantilevered and Pure Bending
Combined Cantilevered and Pure Bending