Voxel based parametric model of porous metallic implants can also be generated from gyroids. Mesh generation and solution on our propriety, parallel enabled voxel solver carried out on a standard laptop, allowing for rapid optimization of implant stiffness.
Once the required stiffness has been determined using the voxel finite element solver. The model shown above can be exported to a 3D printing machine using inbuilt functionality in Paraview. Currently we are testing printed coupons such as this with our additive manufacturing partners.
Expansion of a Palmaz stent. The material is 316L stainless steel with a standard Mises plasticity model.