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Durability/Fatigue Testing

Medical Device Testing Services

Durability and fatigue testing may be needed during your product development process. Durability testing may include pulsatile, flat plate, low- and high-cycle longitudinal, bending, axial, torsional, and custom-designed loading modes. The actual tests that are performed will depend on clinical boundary conditions, such as movement, strain, and force that is present after the device has been implanted in the body. Our finite element analysis (FEA) capabilities can help identify worst case conditions prior to durability testing.

We have substantial fatigue testing experience. For example, in 2014 we put approximately 38,000,000,000 cycles of fatigue on devices across the loading modes listed.

Publications
·        Effect of Variable Amplitude Loading in Nitinol Fatigue

Test Methods

·        ASTM F2477

·        ASTM F2942

·        ASTM F3036

·        ASTM E739

·        ISO 25539 – 1, 2, 3

·        Lab developed medical device testing method FATG-320

·        Lab developed medical device testing method FATG-401

·        Lab developed medical device testing method FATG-500

·        Lab developed medical device testing method FATG-700

·        Lab developed medical device testing method FATG-800

·        Lab developed medical device testing method FATG-900