Above: A design to improve the pull strength of the connections between cables and steel tubes on devices used in minimally invasive medical operations.
Cable-driven articulating devices are used to manipulate and dissect tissues in minimally invasive medical operations. The team investigated methods to improve the pull strength of the connections between the cables and steel tubes within these devices. Design of experiments was used to establish relationships between crimp force, die shape and tube variations.
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