Pins, George D
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
All authors have granted to WPI a nonexclusive royalty-free license to distribute copies of the work, subject to other agreements. Copyright is held by the author or authors, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.