While observing ASTM F2606, use a three-point bend fixture and an element to minimize friction in testing the flexibility of balloon expandable vascular stents.
After orthopedic reconstructive surgery, metallic bone plates need to help the bone heal while supporting the bone segments, and flexural fatigue testing is needed.
Hypodermic needles can be flex tested with a micro bend fixture and a BioBath or BioBox, if needed, to predict the performance of the gauge and material.
ISO 16402 tests the performance of acrylic resin cements under static and cyclic loading to determine the flexural fatigue and quasi-static bend.
ISO 20795-1 and 20795-2 determine standards for denture-base polymers and orthodontic-base polymers to anticipate the long-term performance.
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.
Orthopedic micro-implants used to treat bone problems and soft tissue injuries need to be tested in simulated loading conditions to prevent failure.