Enabling Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare

Torsion Testing

Purpose:

Materials and structures that are submitted to torsional load typically exhibit unique failure modes due to shear stresses. 

Applications:

We have conducted torsional testing of bone, catheters and athletic footwear; and we have the capacity to test a variety of devices.

Equipment:

Two of Zymetrix’ Bose Electroforce test frames are equipped with torsion motors and load cells, each covering a different load range.

Model Torque Displacement
 

Peak Capacity

Measurement Range Accuracy Speed Rotation
Electroforce 3220 5.6 Nm

Two load cell ranges available:

0.07 Nm,  5.6 Nm

+- 0.5% of measurement range NA 10 rotations
Electroforce 3550 49 Nm

Two load cell ranges available:

14 Nm, 49 Nm

+- 0.5% of measurement range NA 10 rotations