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Tools and expert advice for contest entrants, presented by the sponsors. Check out these resources to help you and your team in developing/refining your product designs.

Note: Access to some of these resources requires registration on the sponsors’ sites, which is separate from your contest registration and log-in. 

Numerical Simulation Tools for Design Innovators
COMSOL Multiphysics software provides tools to create and communicate design innovations for electrical, mechanical, chemical and fluid applications.

A First Look at COMSOL Multiphysics®
Watch an 18-minute introduction to multiphysics simulation.

Custom Simulation Applications
See how your team can benefit from simulation apps.

Simulation Applications Explained
Make your organization truly benefit from the power of analysis.

Request a live demo of COMSOL® software
Connect with us for an online introduction to COMSOL Multiphysics® and COMSOL Server™


World's Newest Products (Mouser)
Mouser stocks the world's newest electronic components and semiconductors to help speed your time-to-market on new designs. Get the very latest industry product news and become a new product insider. To learn more about this valuable resource, visit

Applications & Technologies (Mouser)
Learn about the latest applications and industry trends with tutorials and white paper design resources on vertical markets by visiting Mouser's Applications & Technologies sites at


Data Conversion & Signal Conditioning Technology (Analog Devices)
Analog Devices, Inc. is the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology. To learn more about ADI, their products and resources, visit

Discover the Newest Products from Analog Devices available at at


Intel® makes possible the most amazing experiences of the future. Many may know Intel® as the world's largest manufacturer of semiconductors, but Intel® does so much more. Intel® invents at the boundaries of technology to make amazing experiences possible for business and society, and for every person on Earth.

Intel® also offers FPGAs, SoCs, CPLDs, and complementary technologies, such as power solutions, to provide high-value solutions to customers worldwide. To view and learn about the newest Intel products available at, go to



New Developments in Catheter Shaft Components – Part 2

This Webinar focuses on advancements in catheter shaft componentry with a deeper dive into film cast technology. Specifically, we will hone in on polyimide and lubricious polyimide. In this presentation, a mix of polymer material science, specifications of film cast products, and engineering considerations for polyimide use will be discussed. We will also cover new developments for other catheter components such as high ratio heat shrinks for reflow operations as well as peelable heat shrinkable fusing sleeves.

LCP Introduction to Liquid Crystal Polymers

Liquid crystal polymers (LCPs) present a special category of material which straddles the boundary between an ordinary solid and a liquid. Different from typical thermoplastics such as polyesters and other aromatic polymers, LCPs have significant higher order structure particularly apparent in their liquid phase. Learn about how LCP monofilament has recently been incorporated as catheter braiding and, as a non-metal, is poised to help create the first fully MRI-compatible catheter.

Solutions for Medical Applications

Zeus offers a wide range of biomedical extrusions to get you where you need to be within the body. We use only medical grade resins including PTFE, FEP, PFA, PVDF, PEEK, LCP, ETFE, THV, Pebax®, polyimide, nylon, and more. Our customized extrusions include catheter components, bioabsorbable polymers, and implantables for permanent placement. Free samples of many of our products are also available through our Virtual Sample Locker (VSL).

Pebax® is registered trademark of Arkema France SA

RESINATE SE: Biocompatibility of Plastics

Plastics have many unique properties regarding their manufacturability and production potential. These properties are increasingly being utilized in the production of medical devices and medical packaging. Learn about some of the safety requirements involved in bringing plastic-based products to the market for medical applications.

ePTFE Explained: Fundamentals and Applications

Come find out how a typically difficult-to-extrude material like PTFE can be transformed into a soft and highly flexible material with diverse applications. Learn about nodes and fibrils and how ePTFE morphology can be guided to produce specific properties and forms. 


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