High-frequency, low-force four-point bend tests of small extremity implants allow medical device developers to get products to market faster. Higher frequency testing may deliver a five-fold improvement in time to market, depending on the specimen. For example, completing five million cycles at 2 Hz takes nearly a month, while the same test run at 10 Hz can be completed in less than six days. Combined with a low-force test that achieves the necessary realism, faster speeds help developers test more options with fewer test systems and respond faster to post-submission requests from the FDA and other regulators.
4-Point Bend Test Demo: An MTS Acumen test system provides fast, accurate test data.