High demand wear test - ASTM F3047M

Standard Guide for High Demand Hip Simulator Wear Testing of Hard-on-hard Articulations


The ASTM F3047M guide describes possible high demand wear test features that should be included in the evaluation of hard on hard articulations.

High demand test features are:

  • Acetabular liner/shell angle
  • Third body particles
  • Changing load parameters
  • Stop-dwell-start (stiction)
  • Microseparation