Bausch & Lomb
- Achieved a 60-percent reduction in development time
- Reduced the number of prototypes by 50 percent
- Improved lens comfort and orientation
- Increased precision in optics and tooling development
Bausch & Lomb continues it’s more than 150-year tradition of advancing the state-of-the-art in optics and eye health technologies. In 2003, company management decided to replace the collection of 2D and 3D CAD tools its engineers had previously used with a standard 3D development platform so its engineers could achieve innovative breakthroughs in lens performance and wearer comfort, while automating development processes and controlling costs.
The company chose SolidWorks Premium software because it is easy to use; provides advanced surfacing capabilities; offers design configuration tools; and includes integrated design analysis, simulation, and workgroup product data management (PDM) applications. By deploying SolidWorks, Bausch & Lomb achieved a 60-percent reduction in development time, cut the total number of prototypes required by 50 percent, improved lens comfort and orientation, and increased precision in optics and tooling development.