Loukas Medical, Inc.
- Reduced design cycles substantially
- Enabled increased use of rapid prototyping
- Improved design ergonomics
- Created photorealistic renderings
Loukas Medical, Inc. is a design and engineering consulting firm that specializes in the development of proprietary surgical instruments and implants for use in orthopedic applications. James A. Rinner, the company’s principal designer, president, and the inventor or co-inventor on 45 patents, had used 2D design tools in the past – on designs ranging from spinal implants to surgical instruments. When he undertook the development of the next generation medical ratcheting screwdriver, he realized that a 3D CAD system could provide many advantages in preparing the patented design for manufacturing.
The company chose SolidWorks as its preferred 3D solution because it is easy to use, provides high-quality visuals, and is compatible with machining, mold, and rapid prototyping technologies. By using SolidWorks, Loukas Medical reduced its design cycles substantially, increased its use of rapid prototyping, improved its design ergonomics, and created high-quality photorealistic renderings of its designs.
Previous CAD: Other 2D
Benefit: Results, Ease of Use, Design Better Products, Photorealistic Renderings