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4 Ways to Accelerate the Development of Medical Implants with Design Automation

A major factor that influences design decisions during the product development of medical devices is time-to-market. Accelerating or automating your design processes can give you a distinct advantage over your competitors. Here are four medical device videos that show you how you can achieve this with nTopology. We recommend you to bookmark this page for your future reference. 

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Sam Lindsay
October 26, 2020

Designing Medical Implants

Last, we’ve got Accelerated Design of Patient-Specific Implants. We go over how to leverage patient-specific geometry as an input to build conformal bone plates. 

Watch this video to learn how to:
– Design patient-specific implants from existing 3D data
– Automatically generate mounting features
– Work more efficiently with patient-specific data


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Ensuring Traceability

First up we’ve got, Manage & Trace Design Variations for Large Product Families and DoE. In this nTop Live, Christopher Cho, Staff Application Engineer at nTopology, shows how to modify your workflows in nTopology to improve design traceability. 

Watch and learn how to:

– Organize your work using variables for important input parameters
– Automatically assign a unique filename to design outputs during export
– Create repeatable design workflows that produce traceable results


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Next, we’ve got Manage & Trace Key Design Properties Through Automatic Report Generation. Medical device designers are well aware that a traceable design process is not only required for regulatory compliance but also improves the credibility of your product(s) and ensures corrective and preventive actions will take place should something go wrong. 

Check out this video to see how to automatically generate a report file in nTopology. 

Watch and learn how to:
– Document part properties in a file to ensure design traceability
– Run automated reporting workflows in parallel to your design workflows
– Enhance existing design workflows and improve your quality-of-life


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Managing Product Families

As a product line matures, key design features tend to get standardized and reused. To maintain and expand large product families, robust design automation workflows can greatly accelerate your development cycles. 

In this video, Reusable Design Workflows for Large Product Families of Medical Devices, we demonstrate what a mature design workflow can look like for a large product family in nTopology. 

Watch and learn how to:
– Reuse the same design workflow on different part configurations
– Maintain, expand, and trace a large product family
– Batch process multiple parts using the same nTop Workflow


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Partner Marketing Director
Sam is the Partner Marketing Director for nTopology. She brings eight years of experience in the simulation industry and spent nearly seven years at Dassault Systemes as a Partner Manager for the SIMULIA brand. While working full time for SIMULIA she worked on obtaining an MBA and soaking up as much knowledge as she could about the additive manufacturing space. With her education, experience and enthusiasm for AM she brings her writing and marketing passion to the nTopology team. She lives in Providence, RI with her husband and spends quite a bit of time in NYC at nTopology HQ.