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Improving Design for the Medical Industry

Tue, 22 November, 2022

We are holding a webinar to demonstrate how we can use our knowledge and expertise to improve and speed up the design of items for the medical industry, while also reducing costs.

The online event, ‘Improving Medical Designs with Finite Element Analysis’ is taking place on 14 December. We will present the webinar at 8am and again at 3pm UK time, giving you the choice to attend when it suits you best.

Our Industrial Membership Development Sector Manager, Ian Froment will be joined by Finite Element Analyst Dr Michael Roy PSE CEng MIMechE and Advanced Manufacturing Engineer Mat Robson for the event, which will show how designs can be modified, improved and tested using different manufacturing routes.

This event will focus on the use of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and redesign and prototyping to create parts or assemblies that are suitable for given conditions.

FEA involves the simulation of physical phenomena so that improvements can be made without the need for physical prototypes. Design changes can then be implemented, tested and improved upon to create optimised parts.

By using mathematical models to quantify the effects of real-world conditions it is possible to locate potential problems and save money on prototyping and redesign.

Dr Michael Roy and Mat Robson will demonstrate how we combine our expertise at TWI to best serve our Members, using the theoretical example of a failure investigation and redesign of a femoral impacter.

Using a design for manufacture approach, this event will show how we can meet customer requests for redesign, showing areas of weakness and offering a range of production solutions to improve ease of manufacture and reduce costs where possible.

These concept designs can then be reviewed and tested with FEA before being modified and improved as required ready for final production.

While this event is primarily aimed at the medical sector, it offers an example of how we use our range of expertise to find the best solutions for industry challenges.

You can find out more and register for the event here.

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