IDEX Health & Science LLC
- Reduced design cycles by 50 percent
- Eliminated 90 percent of prototyping requirements
- Cut six to eight weeks of tooling
- Increased fluidics pressure from 500 to 30,000 psi
IDEX Health® & Science manufactures precision microfluidics system components—including valves, pumps, manifolds, fittings, injectors, and tubing systems—that support sophisticated laboratory instruments, such as liquid chromatographs, mass spectrometers, and DNA analysis systems. To achieve microfluidic breakthroughs, the company decided to replace its Pro/ENGINEER® design software with integrated design and simulation tools in 2001.
IDEX chose SolidWorks® solutions, implementing 120 licenses of SolidWorks Professional design and SolidWorks Premium design and analysis software, the SolidWorks Simulation Premium and SolidWorks Flow Simulation analysis applications, and the SolidWorks Enterprise PDM product data management system. The company selected SolidWorks software because it is easy to use yet provides powerful capabilities. By implementing SolidWorks solutions, IDEX reduced its design cycles by 50 percent, eliminated 90 percent of its prototyping requirements, cut six to eight weeks from tooling, and increased fluidics pressure from 500 to 30,000 psi.
Previous CAD: Pro/ENGINEER
Products(s) Used: SolidWorks Simulation Premium, SolidWorks Flow Simulation, SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, SolidWorks Professional, SolidWorks Premium
Benefit: Value, Results, Collaboration, Implementation, Ease of Use, Training, Support, Data Exchange, Focus on Design, Innovation, Integration, Design Reuse, Improve Quality