The final grade on my master thesis was B on an F-A Scale, and I'm very happy about that. I'm proud that I've been able to prove my worth to my examiner and handler. The project resulted in alot of material usable for the upcoming challenges ahead. The thesis allowed for a final design iteration, done to ease the manufacturing processes of the coupler. All technical drawings for each manufactured part have been developed in accordance with ISO-128. Different manufacturers and suppliers have been identified and contacted, with the aim of gathering data about manufacturing costs, as well as approval of each drawing for manufacturing. When evaluating the design changes through simulations the changes have proven to increase the structural integrity with a multiple of 2, and that's always a good thing. Even though no indication on underperformance has been expressed, the increase is easier manufacturing is always something to strive for. Simulations such as fatigue study, tensile simulation as well as compression simulations were conducted using different materials. Since the study shed lights on new materials that could be of interest in regards to the cost of manufacturing, as well as structural properties. During the project, a lot of effort was put into gathering crucial data for manufacturing costs, as well as data surrounding the impact of implementation of the product on the market. The study concluded that a significant reduction of costs per patient could be reached if the product would reach the market. So that's always a good selling point.

It feels fantastic to be "done" with the engineering part of the project, since I'm not expecting any more design iterations, and all the manufacturing drawings have been approved. I'm now heading into the entrepreneurial phase of the project. Now more efforts surrounding marketing and customer accusations will be conducted. I've been fortunate that a lot of traffic on the website and Instagram have provided me with people expressing interest in the project. During the coming months I'm aiming to contact different prosthetic manufacturing companies, both national and domestic, to see if there is any interest in the technology. Hopefully, something good can come out of it :).

 

The final version of the coupler is ordered for further evaluation, hopefully, the coupler will be in my hands in the near future. And I've decided to apply for another scholarship now, so keep your fingers crossed for me :)

I wanna express my deepest gratitude to Fredric Paulsson at GRW Produkter who have been my handler during the master thesis. Thanks to him and his knowledge about manufacturing I've been able to reach the results of my thesis.

 

More news will follow in the coming months, so stay tuned :).

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