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Polyethylene specification ASTM F648

Normative References  

ASTM F648: Standard Specification for Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene Powder and Fabricated Form for Surgical Implants

ASTM F648 provides performance criteria and test standards for ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene powder (UHMWPE) and fabricated forms intended for use in surgical implants. Amongst others, the mechanical properties (such as tensile strength, elongation and impact strength), physical properties (such as the density) and chemical properties (such as Ti, Al and Ca content) are defined. EndoLab® and its partner laboratories will provide a full test series according to this standard. The image shows high precision notching of the test specimen used for impact testing.  

Implant Testing - Polyethylene specification ASTM F648