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A New Take on Prototyping that Could Save You Millions

A New Take on Prototyping that Could Save You Millions
presented October 12, 2018 by Doug Fankell, PhD, Structural Integrity Associates, Inc.


Dr. Fankell: Arlen is much more in the energy tissue interaction world. So hitting it with lasers, hitting it with ultrasound, things like that. I’m much more in the looking at the structural mechanics’ side of things.

Editor’s Note: Doug gives a fantastic presentation. At its conclusion, a lively conversation breaks out about predictive modeling versus simulation (from Arlen Ward’s presentation the day before) in bringing your medical device to market in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

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How to be Innovative on a Budget using Simulation

How to be Innovative on a Budget using Simulation
presented October 11, 2018 by Arlen Ward, PhD, PE, from System Insight Engineering


Dr. Ward: What can we do besides standard-issue testing an animal labs to get answers in a more cost effective manner?

Anyone that has ever built or designed a device from the ground up know, when it’s a sketch on a napkin, it’s cheap to change things. When it’s production tooling, that’s when people start to cry.

If it’s 1x in the concept phase, by the time you get to the production and test side of things, it’s 500 to 1000 times what the cost was in the beginning. So you do simulation work first.

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