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Table 1 Comparison of mechanical testing results between dilator prototypes

From: Three-dimensional printing versus conventional machining in the creation of a meatal urethral dilator: development and mechanical testing

Prototype Failure angle, degrees Maximum weight test number 1 (g) Maximum weight test number 2 (g) Maximum weight test number 3 (g) Maximum weight in g, mean (SD)
Vertical ABS 12 300 270 280 283 (15)
Vertical PLA 10 150 220 120 163 (51)
Horizontal ABS 40 500 510 500 503 (6)
SLS nylon No failure > 5000 Not repeated Not repeated > 5000
Machined stainless steel No failure > 10,000 Not repeated Not repeated > 10,000