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Computer aided analysis of the electropolishing process of a Nitinol stent

Electropolishing is the state-of-the-art surface finishing process for vascular implants, such as metal stents.

Computer aided analysis of the electropolishing process of a Nitinol stent

Context and challenges

Electropolishing is the state-of-the-art surface finishing process for vascular implants, such as metal stents. The process removes burrs, heat affected zones and micro-cracks resulting from the pre-processing steps, providing excellent edge rounding and biocompatibility of the stent struts which minimizes the potential for lumen trauma. Nevertheless, the major challenge of the process is its effectiveness.

A Computer Aided Analysis (CAA) may serve in this case as fast and robust performance analysis of an electropolishing process.

Elsyca has a long track record in computer aided engineering (CAE) projects that comprise a computer simulation of, for instance, the as-is electropolishing process performance at specific process conditions. Such an analysis has been executed for ADMEDES GmbH, a global manufacturer of self-expandable Nitinol stents and other lifesaving devices.

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Find out more on the analysis which has been executed for ADMEDES

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