Tribology, friction, wear
At the RMS Foundation we can offer you the following services in the area of tribology, friction, wear tests:
|The wear behavior of two gliding partners is investigated by pressing a pin against a disc and simultaneously moving it horizontally. Both gliding partners are usually in liquid, which is retained by a Plexiglas cylinder and whose temperature is regulated by a thermostat. The load and movement sequences are programmable and the same on all 6 stations. The abrasion is determined gravimetrically and/or optically by means of profilometry.
|2 OrthoPODTM pin-on-disc-units from Advanced Mechanical Technology Inc. (AMTI)
|Wear tests on implant systems for artificial hip joint replacement according to ISO 14242 and functional artificial intervertebral discs according to ISO 18192.
|Hydraulic hip and spine simulator with 4 degrees of freedom, EndoLab GmbH