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3D Printed Optimized Cast

On the heels of designing a lacrosse head with topology optimization I started to think how this technology could be used in healthcare. I saw several instances where casts had been 3D printed for broken bones. What struck me was that the structures were largely aesthetic. I turned to Abaqus, Tosca, Catia and Mimics to

FEA of Prosthetic Lens Insertion During Cataract Surgery

The presentation, paper and magazine articles are provided by clicking here. To jump straight to the animations in a YouTube playlist click here.

Abaqus 2016 Token Calculator

Abaqus license token calculator. No Muss No Fuss. When researching software I want the capabilities and licensing information before talking about purchase options. I understand how annoying it can be to have no idea what licenses are needed until you jump though the sales process hoops. I hope this post and others on this blog will provide this transparency to help you make the right decision for you.

Free: Abaqus Student Edition

Dassault Systèms offers Abaqus, FEA for FREE! The student edition is great to learn Abaqus and for personal pet projects. It’s also great resume fodder too. The major difference from the commercial version is that it is has a limitation of 1000 nodes. We will go through the simple steps to get up and running.

Abaqus 2016 Price Calculator

This calculator has been updated in this post please click here. 'No Muss No Fuss Quotes' https://optimaldevice.com/blog/abaqus-2016-token-calculator/

Installing Abaqus 2016 Tutorial

With Abaqus 2016 the Simulia products have been aligned to the same release cycle and naming convention. This is great news for workflows that use multiple products. The next notable difference is that the installation process has been completely revamped. It’s not difficult and this tutorial will take you through installing Abaqus 2016 on Windows 10.

Simulia 2015 Eye Candy

Please share your coolest animations from 2015. Link to access playlist. Here are a couple of guidelines: 1. Please share only your personally created content from 2015. 2. Simulia only: Abaqus, Isight, Tosca, Fe-Safe, Simpoe 3. Feel free to post multiple videos. 4. Suggested comments: Name, Company, brief description of simulation if not obvious. Since YouTube doesn’t allow comments on a playlist please place any comments here:

Unboxing Views in CAD

When working in any CAD environment, quickly and intuitively being able to manipulate views will improve efficiency. The basic premise is with the use of the number pad, shortcuts and if you want some scripting most CAD programs can be customized to speed up your workflow.

Dental X-Ray to Bite Simulation

Designing a medical device commonly starts with the healthy or diseased anatomy. Geometry without significant simplifications typically comes from various 3D scanning technologies such as CT or MRI. Here we will go through turning scanned point cloud data into usable NURBS CAD geometry with Catia. FOR FREE ACCESS THE FILES CREATED FOR THIS POST PLEASE CLICK HERE

Process Streamlining: Catia Custom Toolbar

During an interview I was once asked “You’re a mechanical engineer why did you get into programming?” My response was “I’m lazy and repetitive tasks are boring!” Some repetitive tasks do not lend them selves to automation, however, they are still boring and error prone as your mind wanders. This post details how creating a custom toolbar in Catia that can alleviate some of this tedium. These methods can be extrapolated to just about anything. For example I have a specific toolbox that I use when working on: mountain, road or now kids bikes.