- Shortened the design cycle from one year to six months
- Reduced the cost of goods sold on one of our medical carts by half by being able to import and export solid model data to other formats to collaborate with a vendor
- Improved design collaboration between engineering and marketing
Computer Motion is pioneering the operating room of the future, "the Intelligent OR," with its expertise in medical computers and robotics. The company develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary computer and robotic surgical systems for the operating room that enhance surgeons' capabilities, improve outcomes, and reduce costs. Mechanical design innovation is critical to success in the field of medical robotics because of the need to design complex electromechanical assemblies that fulfill functional, ergonomic, and aesthetic requirements.
The company chose SolidWorks software because it provides a natural design interface that allows designs to be quickly developed. Moreover, the seamless integration with analysis packages like SolidWorks Simulation allows designs to be further optimized before prototyping. SolidWorks Corporation is 100% focused on improving its software through refinement of the interface, incorporating user suggestions, and expanding the set of powerful modeling and drawing tools. Specifically, using SolidWorks software allows us to quickly design and prototype a variety of handle shapes to be evaluated by surgeons.