The potential benefits resulting from proactive use of simulation and CAE in medical devices are huge: saving lives and millions of dollars for the industry. These benefits can be realized by optimizing designs for performance and reliability, reducing the number of required benchtop tests and clinical trials, and accelerating the regulatory approval process.
The successful use of simulation in product engineering begins at the concept stage, even before CAD exists. The key to effective innovation is using a process that tracks requirements, manages simulation and test requests, and makes use of simulation to investigate innovative concepts before a physical prototype is built. As part of this process, system simulation techniques can be used to explore various concepts, size and balance device attributes, verify that performance goals are achieved, and optimize the architecture of a device. Hundreds of concepts can be explored in this way, far exceeding what could be accomplished by building prototypes and testing, resulting in more innovative and better performing designs.
And since the concept will have been thoroughly vetted on the computer, there is a high likelihood that requirements will be met without having to repeatedly iterate/backtrack through the detailed design effort. This results in faster product development, lower cost, fewer prototypes, faster time to release and much lower risk of product performance issues.
This is the third webinar in a series of five stand-alone webinars covering the topic of design excellence/digital evidence for medical device companies. In this webinar, simulation experts will review concepts of design excellence and walk through a practical example to show how system simulation can be used to develop a more robust and innovative product development process.