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Sutures are widely used in the biomedical industry. They are used in a variety of surgical procedures to allow for wound closure and aid in tissue healing. Sutures are manufactured from various different absorbable and nonabsorbable materials, and may be single filament or braided with or without a coating. There are some challenges in testing sutures. Loading the specimen alone can pose problems as some sutures are delicate and require a low amount of force to fracture. Also, some sutures are used inside wounds and are constantly in a hydrated environment.
Applications 3/10/2016 396.6 KB
Surgical tubing is used in a wide variety of applications, such as drains, feeding tubes, irrigation and surgical procedures, and therefore comes in many shapes and sizes. The mechanical performance of the material used is critical, as failure could seriously endanger a patient. Tensile tests are frequently performed in product development and quality control to evaluate properties of material strength and strain at break.
Applications 3/10/2016 266.7 KB
This flyer explains the differences between: percentage of total extension at fracture (At); percentage elongation after fracture (A); Non-Proportional Elongation (NPE); and the benefits of using an Automatic Extensometer when testing to ISO 6892-1:2009 for metals applications.
Applications 7/21/2015 303.9 KB
The Industrial Series DX Compression-Only Models – ideal for testing metals, concrete, asphalt and soil specimens – features a large test space and single footprint that saves valuable lab floor space, utilizes special fixtures for stabilometer and moisture exudation testing, and increases operator productivity and comfort.
Applications 7/22/2014 0.9 MB
Due to changing demands in the construction industry, rebar manufacturers may see an increase in requirements, the use of stainless steel grades, and additional needs for mechanical couplers. Instron offers solutions to these challenges that may affect the current testing programs.
Applications 5/27/2014 3.3 MB
Instron testing systems are designed to meet the these challenges-- Like Suitable Strain Measurement, Impact Testing High-Strength Materials, Testing Full Section Pipe/Tube, Specimen Geometry-- as the Pipe and Tube Industry moves towards the facilitation of global standarization.
Applications 5/1/2014 1.8 MB
Sutures are used in a variety of different surgical procedures to close wounds and aid in tissue healing. They are manufactured from a variety of different absorbable and non-absorbable materials, and may be a single filament or braided with or without a coating. Tensile strength is a critical measure of performance during and after surgical procedures.
Applications 5/10/2012 0.7 MB