Researchers describe the potential of a novel parametric design approach for developing new stent designs faster.
Sanjay Pushparajan, Jaryl Ng Chen Koon, and Dr. Nicolas Foin
Recent advancements in stent development, from drug eluting stents to bioresorbable stents, utilize new materials with distinct properties. With these new materials comes the need for new stent geometries for prototyping and production.
Before a physical stent prototype is created, stent designs are typically drawn and modelled on CAD software like SolidWorks or Rhinoceros3D by a CAD specialist or mechanical engineer. These 3-D models are then exported to and tested virtually with a finite element analysis (FEA) solver like Abaqus. The 3-D models are analysed for...