Tension and Rupture of Skin – Part 2 – Sample Preparation Polyethylene

Tension and Rupture of Skin – Part 2 – Sample Preparation Polyethylene


For the polyethylene sample preparation, We will be using a cutting board, a Ziploc bag, scissors, a mallet, a marker, a razor blade, a cutting die with utility blades installed, and a printout template. Cut a 90 by 30 mm rectangle from the Ziploc bag. Then, place the polyethylene rectangle on the dog-bone template. Using the marker, draw the dog-bone shape on the polyethylene sample. Then, place the polyethylene rectangle on the cutting board. Now, center the cutting die on the polyethylene to make the middle cut. Firmly hold the cutting die in place and use the mallet to cut through the polyethylene. Now use the razor blade to make the curved cuts and the straight cuts. You now have your dog-bone shaped polyethylene sample.

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