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Functional analysis for the development of bio-medical products

Lupeanu, Mihaela and Neagu, Corneliu and Opran, Constantin and Rennie, Allan (2012) Functional analysis for the development of bio-medical products. In: Advanced Composite Materials Engineering (COMAT2012), 2012-10-182012-10-20, Brasov.

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Abstract

The engineer nowadays needs to possess knowledge that will enable the design of more diverse and cheaper products, but of higher quality, which reach the market faster, and do not pollute. These requirements are the effect of globalization, competition, reduction of the life-cycle of a product, managing the environmental issues, increasing computing power related to communication networks etc. The present paper proposes research applying technical functional analysis for the development of a surgical device manufactured from biocompatible silicone rubber. The vacuum surgical device is a treatment instrument for skin ulcers resistant to antibiotics and difficult to treat because of other connected diseases. The product is fabricated by open mould casting in a selective laser sintered (additive manufactured) mould, obtained after performing functional analysis. Functional analysis is applied to establish the optimum mould concept and the technological process of manufacturing it. Additive manufacturing is used for both the intermediary functional prototype production of the mould and the zero series mould.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Journal or Publication Title: Advanced Composite Materials Engineering (COMAT2012)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Additive Manufacturing ; Life-Cycle Analysis ; bio-compatability ; functional analysis
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
ID Code: 58754
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 02 Oct 2012 09:05
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2014 06:16
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/58754

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