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Small punch test - ASTM F2183

Normative References  

ASTM F2183: Standard Test Method for Small Punch Testing of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Used in Surgical Implants

This test method covers the determination of mechanical behavior of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) by small punch testing of miniature disk specimens (0.5 mm in thickness and 6.4 mm in diameter). The test method has been established for characterizing UHMWPE surgical materials after ram extrusion or compression molding; for evaluating as-manufactured implants after radiation crosslinking and sterilization; as well as for testing of implants that have been retrieved (explanted) from the human body.  

Implant Testing - Small punch test - ASTM F2183