Accelerated Aging of UHMWPE (Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene)
Accelerated aging evaluates the material’s chemical and mechanical stability in an extended shelf-aged condition. Components are aged in a temperature and pressure regulated oxygen chamber to verify experimental conditions are within tolerance during aging. Two individually regulated pressure tanks are available for use at OIC. Accelerated aging may be applied prior to wear testing, pin-on-disc testing, or mechanical testing.