Hip joint prostheses, bone cements and dental implants in patients must survive several million load cycles without failure due to fatigue. Bone cement should have no critical creep deformation under load. The mechanical properties of resorbable osteosynthesis plates should change during the removal process in a defined way. A micro bone screw should quickly and definitely “grip” when screwed into the bones.
Non-woven fabrics made of electro-spun ultra-thin fibers or complex generatively manufactured structures have been the subject of growing interest in recent years because of their suitability as scaffolds for tissue engineering. These scaffold materials must have suitable mechanical properties for successful deployment.
With investigations into the reliability of biomedical materials and implants (e.g. regarding fatigue strength, quasistatic strength and creep resistance), our working group contributes to their safe use.