Small titanium, plastic, ceramic, and composite parts are crucial to the assembly of medical devices, medical parts for orthopedics, and dental devices. Many ASTM and ISO standards outline the test procedures and sample preparation. There are many references on the ADMET blog site.
All testing can be performed in load or position control. In load control, the user can modify the gains settings while still viewing the real time plot, to tune the low gear proportional, integral, and derivative settings. Click here to read a white paper on Load Control Gains Settings.
In addition, there are applications that fall into the category low force biaxial testing. Low Axial Force coupled with a low Torsional Force.