Polymeric biomaterial wear test rig validated to ASTM F732-00 and against clinical data

T. J. Joyce, D. Monk, P. Thompson, P. Chiu, A. Unsworth, Sarah Green

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The test of three biopolymers were conducted using a modified pin-on-plate rig to evaluate whether the machine could be validated to the ASTM standard. The modification entailed the addition of rotational motion of the test pins, to give multi-directional motion. Pins were machined to form flat ended cylinders and articulated against stainless steel plates. The results show that the biopolymers subjected to multi-directional motion exhibited relevant values of wear and ASTM recommended targets were achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004

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