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Virtual Engineering Week is bringing a full week of best-in-class education to the global design, engineering, and manufacturing communities. Join us each morning to hear from medical device industry professionals during the Medtech Mornings series, and in the afternoons to learn from engineering and manufacturing experts in areas like 3D printing, smart manufacturing, packaging, materials and sustainability, and career development.

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Pitfalls & Opportunity: Laser-Cut Tubes for Delivery Systems That Perform

Todd Dickson  (President, Lumenous Device Technologies)

Date: Friday, December 4

Time: 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Track: Tech Theater

Vault Recording: TBD

Got a challenging delivery problem? Catheters, laparoscopes, endoscopes, intramedullary access, and other delivery systems have to perform the near-impossible with impeccable reliability. Laser-cut shafts are meeting the performance and cost challenges across the spectrum -- fine hypotubes to large-bore -- while carrying a myriad of payloads. The design constraints can mean trouble, but the degrees of design freedom can mean business. Sort out the opportunities from the pitfalls: optimize materials, pattern selection, pattern design process, and the interface with other components.