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BEAR Project Receives Award

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BEAR wins Best Paper of the Year

BEAR paper on preventing gasoline can explosions wins Best Paper of the Year

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Alcohol Containers Explode Too!

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Research & Prototyping: Medical Devices

 
     
 

Electrosurgical Forceps

 
 

The BEAR team was asked to develop better electrosurgical forceps. Our physicists and engineers made several prototypes that were tested in our labs on beef liver. A new coating system resulted in forceps that last 3 times as long during surgery. The forceps have been approved by the FDA and by the European equivalent of the FDA.

 
 

Blood Vessel Connection Device

 
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BEAR has performed design review and mechanical analysis for numerous biomechanical devices. One device was a blood vessel connection device. The device was manufactured from an extremely ductile shape memory alloy. The fabrication of this device was a complicated multistep process, and required detailed knowledge of the strains present in the component during each step. BEAR performed a 3D dynamic finite element analysis and closed form solutions to this process.