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Polymeric biomaterial wear test rig validated to ASTM F732-00 and against clinical data

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  • T. J. Joyce
  • D. Monk
  • P. Thompson
  • P. Chiu
  • A. Unsworth
  • S. M. Green


The test of three biopolymers were conducted using a modified pin-on-plate rig to evaluate whether the machine could be validated to the ASTM standard. The modification entailed the addition of rotational motion of the test pins, to give multi-directional motion. Pins were machined to form flat ended cylinders and articulated against stainless steel plates. The results show that the biopolymers subjected to multi-directional motion exhibited relevant values of wear and ASTM recommended targets were achieved.