Faculty Advisor

Pins, George D

Abstract

A semi-automated fibrin microthread production system, with a fully automated and customizable stretching system, was created to decrease variability of thread structural and mechanical properties. Machine validation verified the accuracy and precision of the stretching system to within 10% of each modifiable parameter, including stretch percentage and stretch speed. Thread validation resulted in decreased variability of thread properties, including average diameter and average ultimate tensile strength. Therefore, the automated stretching system produced more consistent threads.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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