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Abstract #4214

Proposed Calibration of the Torsional Spring in Torque Measurement Method Described in ASTM F2213-17

Xiao Fan Ding1, William Handler1, Dereck Gignac1, and Blaine Chronik1
1The xMR Labs, Department Physics and Astronomy, Western University, London, ON, Canada

The procedure for the 'Torsional Spring Method' from the internationally recognized standard on measuring induced torque on medical implants, ASTM F2213-17, leaves out information regarding the calibrating and quantifying of the spring constant which is crucial for its use in calculating torque. This abstract is a proposed method for the purpose of calibrating a torsion balance to enhance the utility of this internationally recognized test standard.

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