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SimShaft™ for Optimal Catheter Shaft Designs

Nordson MEDICAL’s SimShaft design simulation service gives you the information you need to make informed design decisions, at a fraction of the time and cost of traditional prototype iterations.

Our experts perform a detailed design analysis using specialized, validated software to simulate catheter shaft performance characteristics and determine the optimal design—earlier in the design process.

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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