Case Studies

We are engaged in a wide variety of projects, to address specific industrial design challenges and to develop innovative approaches to design for manufacture:

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Orthopaedic Surgical Screwdrivers

The Medical AMRC has successfully completed a commission from sports injury, trauma and orthopaedic products specialist Harvard Healthcare to design and develop a range of innovative orthopaedic screwdrivers for use in operating theatres.

The screwdrivers had to retain screws securely until they were anchored in place, offering an easy to use alternative for surgeons who currently employ a variety of devices to retain screws, which tend to be overly complex, difficult to use and hard to manufacture.

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Orthopaedic Surgical Assembly Device

JRI Orthopaedics approached the AMRC with Boeing’s Medical Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (MAMRC) for assistance developing a device that will be part of the surgical kit for a new orthopaedic system.

The device will be used by surgeons to quickly construct implant assemblies in an operating theatre, during surgery. JRI asked the MAMRC to take its initial idea and turn it into a light weight, ergonomic surgical device, capable of being operated using only one hand, while also being sterilisable and suitable for an operating theatre environment.

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Orthopaedic Screw

Innovate Orthopaedics Ltd (IO) is a start-up
company, based in Yorkshire, with ambitions to
introduce innovation to the global orthopaedics
market. Founder Alex Gutteridge, says the
business intends to “challenge the status quo
of the orthopaedic sports medicine market” and
believes that introducing high quality products
does not mean a high cost for the customer.

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