Generic blocks, foams and rods for testing and ballistic validation

The SYNBONE foam series are used as an alternative to human cadaver bone material to test orthopaedic devices and instruments and to perform biomechanical tests.

In cooperation with ballistics specialists from the Swiss Defence Sector,  SYNBONE has developed a range of generic bone models which are suitable for simulating the effects of ammunition on human bones. These geometrically simplified models are constructed from specially formulated polyurethane which indicates the same outcome as a real bone when struck by projectiles. Numerous test results of forensic investigation institutes show that the polyurethane material is very similar to cancellous bone.

Our models are available as foam blocks, flat sheets, tubes or hollow spheres and are normally supplied with a rubber simulating the periosteum. The SYNBONE generic models are available in different densities. Specific sizes are available on customer request.

Generic blocks

Generic blocks

Our wide range of generic blocks in various sizes, structures and materials can be used for testing and demonstrating the use of screws and implants.

Foam blocks

SYNBONE’s foam blocks are available as single layer blocks or with a 2nd layer of 3 mm on the top. Contact us for the different densities which meet your individual requirements.

Generic plates

The bone-like Polyurethane coated plates with rubber skin are specially designed to enable the reproducible ballistic testing. They are available in diffent densities and sizes.

Generic rods

SYNBONE’s osteoporotic, fractured or intact rods are the perfect alternative to human cadaver bones. We offer a wide range of different sizes and materials to achieve best testing results.

Generic spheres

Hollow spheres

Hemi-spheres and hollow spheres are designed to enable reproduible ballistic testing. Available in various diameters and wall thicknesses. Made of bone-like Polyurethan and optionally deliverable with a rubber skin.

Generic bones

Our generic bones with a layer of soft cancellous foam and a layer of tissue with slightly elastic touch to simulate the periosteum. A variety of different segmental fractures are available.