Product Design / Medical Devices
Automatic Catheter Tester
Testing medical equipment is a complex endeavor. Lutonix® came to Solid for a solution on how to improve catheter testing.
Negative test results
Lutonix® was encountering issues with setting appropriate specifications with the “track and deploy” simulated use test method for the analysis of particulate matter. They wanted to take the human factor out of the testing procedure and increase the reliability of the tests.
Where does it hurt?
Solid started by working with the Lutonix® team to discover the pain points. Together the teams explored the process that was currently in place and brainstormed solutions to decrease testing downtime and increase reliability. From these sessions, Solid developed an initial concept. From there, 3D modeling software allowed the teams to explore strategic design and manufacturability trade-offs. Finally, the design was prepared for production, followed by more testing, revisions, final reviews and quality checks.
No room for error
The result is the Lutonix® Catheter Testing machine. The machine effectively reduces variability in results by eliminating operator manipulation, provides a control environment for testing, and reduces test time through automation and limited operator reliance for testing.
What We Did
Product Concept Development
Reliability and Manufacturing Studies
Machine Assembly and Test
What We Used
Controls Systems Design
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Mark Podvin, Solid Design Senior Mechanical Engineer