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Mechanical Testing


CAMiLoD offers fully serviced mechanical testing to assess fracture, fatigue, and/or microhardness properties of organic and/or synthetic materials based on the application of compression, tensile, or shearing forces. Experienced facility staff also train users to perform select assessment(s) independently. Contact CAMiLoD for more details.

Equipment and capabilities:


1) Instron ElectroPuls E1000:  The mechanical testing lab now features this all-Electric Dynamic Test Instrument. This is one of the world’s best electric test instruments designed for dynamic and static testing, such as tensile, compression and sheer, of a wide range of materials and components. It includes Instron® advanced digital control electronics, Dynacell™ load cell, Console software, and the very latest in testing technology which offers trouble-free tuning based on specimen stiffness, electrically operated crosshead lifts, a T-slot table for flexible test set-ups, and a host of other user-orientated features. With the ability to operate at > 100 Hz, it has high dynamic performance, with ± 2000 N dynamic load capacity and ± 710 N static load capacity.

2) Instron 8501: It is a hydraulic mechanical testing system. The capacity of the system is 100 kN. We have a couple of different capacity load cells so that this system can be used to measure different levels of force.  This system is mainly used for fatigue testing. After more than a decade of work, a variety of fixtures have been designed, and are readily available, for mounting samples appropriately to perform fatigue testing reliably on various biomaterials, especially dental implants. 

3) Microhardness tester: It is a Tukon microhardness tester. This instrument is for the measurement of Knoop Hardness. Its loading range is from 1 gram to 1000 gram.

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