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Improving the Treatment of Vascular Disease with SolidWorks

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article image Disposable Catheter-Based Device Developed with SolidWorks

SolidWorks software applications are being used to create special disposable medical devices designed for the treatment of vascular disease.  

Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (CSI) chose SolidWorks CAD, SolidWorks Simulation Premium analysis and 3DVIA Composer technical communication software to develop a disposable diamond-coated catheter-based device that revolutionises the treatment of vascular disease.  

The challenge was to develop and commercially manufacture clinically-proven, safe and effective medical devices for removing arterial plaque in patients.  

SolidWorks software was selected for their ease of use, advanced manufacturability assessment tools, integrated simulation applications and design communication solutions.  

Benefits derived by Cardiovascular Systems from SolidWorks design software tools:

  • Reduced development time by 25 percent
  • Cut manufacturing costs by 20 percent
  • Introduced effective treatment for removing arterial plaque
  • Improved health and lifestyles of vascular disease patients

Christopher Narveson, Design & Engineering Services Manager says that 3DVIA Composer is being used to create animations of new designs for consulting physicians to show how the product will inject, travel and work.  

SolidWorks 3D CAD Software and 3DVIA Composer are available from Intercad in Australia and New Zealand. Intercad also offers training and technical support for SolidWorks and 3DVIA.

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