Development of 6-Axis Material Tester for Measuring Mechanical Spine Properties
Motoyoshi Fujiwara*, Takanori Masuda*, Tadashi Inaba**,
Takaya Katoh***, Yuichi Kasai****, and Satoru Ito*****
*Metals Lab., Mie Prefectural Science and Technology Promotion Center, 208 Nishiyama, Shichi, Kuwana, Mie 514-0937, Japan
**Faculty of Engineering, Mie University
***Research Center For Creation, Mie University
****Faculty of Medicine, Mie University
*****FUSO Machine Works Ltd.
Because mechanical spine properties having multiple degrees of freedom (DOF) are generally difficult to measure, we developed a parallel 6-axis material tester with hybrid position/force control. We give examples of 6-axis testing and results of material tests using polyurethane rubber and animal spines.
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