V8 - BIO - Lead Story 1
 “MTS Hammer Impact Test Systems provide surgical tool manufacturers with precise, repeatable testing capabilities that allows for timely, accurate and repeatable testing for verification and characterization of tool designs. This system provides a solution that will add powerful new capabilities to any test facility.”  
Steve Trout, MTS Systems
Biomedical Applications Engineer


V8 - BIO - Lead Story 2

The MTS Hammer Impact Fixture in an MTS Landmark® load frame

Develop More Durable and Reliable Implant Surgical Tools

The custom-made tools used to implant orthopaedic devices into the hip, knee, shoulder and other dense bone tissue must endure extreme and repeated physical force. Surgeons literally strike these tools with a hammer until the attached orthopaedic device is properly aligned into position. These tools are designed for repeated use; after surgery, they are returned to the manufacture, where they are autoclaved and repackaged to accompany another orthopaedic device into another surgery.

The reliability of implant device surgical tools has been called into question, due to occurrences of tool failures during surgery. Such failures may result in unacceptable health risks for patients on the operating table, along with increased hospital liability and wasted time for surgeons. They have also made it a competitive necessity for manufacturers to develop more reliable and durable orthopaedic device implant tools.

To help meet this demand, we offer the MTS Hammer Impact Test System. This specialized test fixture allows you to precisely and productively subject implant tools to forces that are nearly identical to those they will undergo in surgery. Solution components include:

• MTS Landmark™ Test System
• Hammer impact test fixture
• Load washer
• FlexTest® Controller
• MTS Multipurpose Software

A better approach to hammer impact testing
Unlike manual “drop-tower” test systems that employ gravity and bungee cords to simulate a hammer strike, the MTS Hammer Impact Test System leverages industry-leading MTS servohydraulic control and test software capabilities to facilitate highly accurate, repeatable and automated simulations. After a test begins, no human intervention is required until the test is done, allowing you to complete more cycles in a given period of time and acquire meaningful test data sooner.

By adding the MTS Hammer Impact Test System to your product development processes, you will be well equipped to efficiently develop implant tools that reliably withstand the forces they will be subjected to during orthopaedic implant surgery. You can strengthen the reputation of your offering within the surgical community, while mitigating risks for patients and liability for hospitals. You will also have a versatile test system on hand that can be easily configured to meet a wide variety of general materials testing needs.

Learn more today about how the MTS Hammer Impact Test System can benefit your product development efforts.

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14000 Technology Drive
Eden Prairie, MN USA
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Tel: 952.937.4000
Tel: 800.328.2255
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Email: info@mts.com