ASTM F382 Bone plates bending test*
We offer you a test method for the comparison of bone plates with regard to the mechanical properties according to the test standard ASTM F382. Specifically, the following two tests can be carried out:
- Static four-point bending test
The bone plate is clamped into the test device and loaded until a sudden decrease in force occurs (fracture or flow of the material). During the test, a force-displacement curve is recorded, which is evaluated with regard to bending stiffness and flexural strength.
- Dynamic four-point bending test
The bone plate is clamped into the test device and loaded over a defined number of cycles. The load should be 75, 50 or 25% of the flexural strength and applied at a frequency of 1-10 Hz. Firstly, an M-N diagram (maximum bending torque versus number of cycles) is created and the fatigue strength is determined.
In addition to the mechanical characterization of the bone plates, we would like to advise you about the correct marking, packaging and the contents of the manufacturer information to be attached.
*We offer this testing service as part of our accredited scope.