Automating assembly of cardiovascular treatment devices with 3DVIA

Supplier: Intercad Pty Ltd
10 February, 2012

CSI added four licenses of 3DVIA Composer software to its SolidWorks development solution because the application enables its engineers to more easily and thoroughly communicate technical information about its products.

The Challenge

Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (CSI), is revolutionising vascular disease treatments with sophisticated, high-tech devices that doctors use to treat patients who do not respond well to traditional therapies, such as angioplasty. The company uses the SolidWorks 3D design platform to commercialise its orbital plaque-removal technology, saving time and money in the process, but it still needed a solution for automating the production and distribution of assembly instructions.

The Solution

CSI added four licenses of 3DVIA Composer software to its SolidWorks development solution because the application enables its engineers to more easily and thoroughly communicate technical information about its products, whether for manufacturing assembly operations, internal sales training, or presentations to management.

By implementing 3DVIA Composer software, CSI cut its assembly training time by 25 percent, facilitated the preparation and updating of assembly instructions, improved the quality of its assembly and sales training materials, and mitigated its cleanroom bio-burden risk.

The Results

  • Cut assembly training time by 25 per cent
  • Facilitated preparation and updating of assembly instructions
  • Improved quality of assembly instructions and sales training materials
  • Mitigated cleanroom bio-burden risk

Benefits:

  • Ease of use
  • Automated documentation
  • Integration

"We obsolete ourselves by developing new products every 12 to 18 months, and 3DVIA Composer enables us to create more visual, up-to-date, and effective instructions," Christopher Narveson, Design and Engineering Services said.

3DVIA Composer software is also available in Australia and New Zealand from Intercad, who also offer training and technical support for the SolidWorks software, please reach out to us to learn more.

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