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SimShaft™ for Optimal Catheter Shaft Designs

Design Your Optimal Catheter Shaft Faster and Cheaper with SimShaft Design Simulation Service

Nordson MEDICAL has industry-leading capabilities and vertical integration, making us your ideal partner for both the development and production of complex catheter shafts for the most demanding applications. With just a few clicks, you can design and develop clinically effective, complex devices and technologies with the help of our expert team of engineers.

Our experienced engineers use specialized software to analyze your design and simulate catheter shaft performance characteristics. The result is an optimal catheter shaft design that is faster and more cost-effective with our SimShaft design simulation service. Based on a recent case study, Nordson MEDICAL reduced the cost of developing a high-fidelity steerable sheath prototype by approximately 50% and delivered that solution nine weeks ahead of schedule. This commitment to developing industry-leading capabilities means that Nordson MEDICAL can design and develop complex devices and technologies in less time and at less cost.

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Optimal catheter shaft design faster

3 Steps to Optimal Shaft Designs

Step 1: Collaborate

Working closely with your team, Nordson MEDICAL engineers input your current and desired shaft design attributes or performance characteristics, such as:

  • Wall thickness
  • Liner material
  • Outer jacket material
  • Type of reinforcement (braid or coil)
  • Reinforcement material
  • Number and direction of wires
  • Reinforcement pick count or pitch
  • Tensile strength
  • Bend radius
  • Flexural modulus
  • Burst pressure
  • Torque response
Step 2: Simulate

Using proprietary software, the Nordson MEDICAL team simulates iterations on various parameters to achieve your desired attributes or performance characteristics.

Step 3: Analyze and Recommend

Experienced Nordson MEDICAL design engineers analyze and interpret the results of the software and provide a report with recommended shaft designs.

Contact us to evaluate designs for your next complex reinforced shaft.

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