In this issue, we highlight some of our many medical device
customers who are leading the path towards life changing innovation
in treating patients more effectively. As with each edition, we
strive to bring you useful articles and examples of how HEEDS is
used to discover better designs, faster.
Keep reading to learn more about exciting HEEDS happenings.
Mark Your Calendars for Optimize This! 2016
We are delighted to
announce the Optimize
This! 2016 International HEEDS User Conference will be
held on October 12, 2016 at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan.
This conference will bring experts and specialists together to
recognize, and focus on, the wide applications of optimization
technology, and specifically design exploration with HEEDS
products, across all industries. Stay
tuned for more information.
Stryker Enhances Patient Safety
The Medical Division of Stryker, one of the world's
leading medical technology companies, is using HEEDS to design
innovative new hospital beds with linkages that deliver smooth
articulation with minimal actuation effort and power. Design space
exploration helps Stryker engineers automatically sort through
hundreds of design alternatives in minimal time to arrive at
designs that yield comfort, functionality, operational ease, and
cost advantages over competitors.
Terumo Drives Innovation on Heart
Terumo, a Japan-based, world leading medical device
manufacturer, used SHERPA, Red Cedar Technology's hybrid-adaptive
design search algorithm, to drive innovation and reduce the lead
time of the development of its centrifugal blood pumps. Terumo
successfully discovered a number of designs that satisfies all the
product requirements in a very short time. Their success story was
presented at CD-adapco's Japanese STAR
Conference in Yokohama in June of 2015.
Thoratec Improving Survival and
Quality of Life
Thoratec Corporation is using HEEDS to develop their
next generation of Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) heart
pumps to improve survival and quality of life for advanced heart
failure patients. These pumps utilize state-of-the-art technology
to ensure predictable and dependable operation in the complex and
harsh environment of a human body. Thoratec seeks to maximize the
efficiency and hemocompatibility of these critical life-saving
devices while minimizing the implant size by coupling HEEDS'
powerful design space exploration capabilities with ANSYS Fluent
and MATLAB. As a new HEEDS customer, Thoratec was able to quickly
implement HEEDS into their workflow, a critical capability for them
as they accelerate the time-to-market for their products.
Now it is simple to define a range of internal or external compute
resources available for use in design studies. These resources can
be applied to any task in the design exploration workflow, thus
simplifying the execution of multiple simulations across platforms
and operating systems. Read
Combining Compute Resources for
You can now also treat multiple computer resources as a single
resource to parallelize your HEEDS study. The Compute Resources Set
feature allows for tremendous flexibility in the use and management
of disparate computer resources. Read
Ron Averill is one of the founders of Red Cedar
Technology and a continuing contributor to our training programs.
Ron takes the time to provide some thought-provoking ideas on
expanding the usage of design exploration.
Reducing the Accidental Coupling
One of the challenges to finding optimal solutions is the coupling
of variables. If we could change one variable at a time, the search
process would be so much easier. But in most problems the variables
are strongly coupled, so the best value for one variable depends on
the values of many other variables. Learn
how to alleviate the situation...
Indian Conference 2015
8/19-20: Bangalore, India
8/26: Chennai, India
8/27: Mumbai, India
MSC 2015 Ground Vehicle & Heavy Machinery Industry
9/16-17: Troy, MI
Adams/Car User Meeting 2015
10/6-7: Frankfurt, Germany
NAHUG Fall 2015
10/13 (tentative): Online
Tapping into the Unknowns Using
HEEDS and Cloud Computing
Improving Thrust Reverser Performance Through Design Exploration
Better Products Faster through Multidisciplinary Design