Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
- 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
Vascular disease has become a major health problem for more than 17 million people. Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (CSI) is revolutionizing the treatment of vascular disease through the development of a disposable, diamond-coated catheter-based device. Utilizing the principle of centrifugal force, CSI attachments orbit the interior wall of the artery and sand away more than 90 percent of the plaque creating the obstruction. Although the company used 2D design techniques to conceptualize the technology, commercializing CSI’s products required a more capable 3D system.
CSI chose SolidWorks CAD, SolidWorks Simulation Premium analysis, and SolidWorks Composer technical communication software because of their ease of use, advanced manufacturability assessment tools, integrated simulation applications, and design communication solutions. By implementing SolidWorks solutions, CSI reduced development time by 25 percent, cut manufacturing costs by 20 percent, introduced an effective treatment for removing arterial plaque, and improved the health and lifestyles of vascular disease patients.
Previous CAD: Other 2D
Products(s) Used: SolidWorks Simulation Premium, SolidWorks Standard, SolidWorks Composer
Benefit: Value, 2D/3D Transition, Implementation, Ease of Use, Focus on Design, Total Cost of Ownership, Innovation, Manufacturability, Automated Documentation
VAR: Symmetry Solutions Inc.