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Cost-Effective Reliability Analysis and Testing of Medical Devices1

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Lori Lucke, John Whitehurst

Minnetronix, Inc.,
St. Paul, MN 55108

Accepted and presented at the Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2014), Minneapolis, MN, April 7–10, 2014.DOI: 10.1115/1.4027105

Manuscript received February 21, 2014; final manuscript received March 3, 2014; published online July 21, 2014. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 8(3), 030911 (Jul 21, 2014) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-14-1111; doi: 10.1115/1.4027105 History: Received February 21, 2014; Revised March 03, 2014

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Stress testing and analysis to improve design

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Life prediction curve

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Vibration analysis

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Manufacturing flow

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Failure analysis: showing cycles per unit to failure




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