08 September 2020 | News
Utilizing CAE technology to design durable implants and implement effective fatigue evaluation
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Total Hip Replacement (THR) requires a complex design that is strong enough to withstand long durations of load. Bone implant designs must be precise and durable in order to withstand significant load and pressure over time.
Detroit Engineered Products (DEP) effectively tackled this challenge by developing 3D CAD models for implants and building an effective fatigue evaluation model to assess the life cycle of various implants.
Through its proprietary CAE platform, MeshWorks, DEP utilized unique morphing and meshing tools in order to further understand non-standard hip implant geometries. This enabled DEP to carry out hypothetical test scenarios and estimate the fatigue life of implants, which resulted in significant benefits in extending the overall life of the implants.
Radha Krishnan, Founder & President, Detroit Engineered Products, said, “DEP’s MeshWorks technology
With its in-house design team and CAE platform, DEP’s implant designs provide the critical ability to obtain fatigue life cycles of implants and run multiple different tests upfront in the design process to help combat uncertainty once the implant is created and implemented.
Additionally, DEP’s implant designs are durable in order to withstand sufficient durations of load and provide an added level of certainty, during the design stages, for the life cycles of each implant designed.