Designing Medical Devices with SOLIDWORKS

Minimizing risk and protecting patient safety is critical in the medical field. Combining simulation, product data management (PDM), mechanical and electrical design, and other components, SOLIDWORKS offers an integrated platform for product development. This makes it easier for teams to collaborate smoothly and allows you to turn ideas into tangible products without losing any data.


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There are multiple benefits of 3D simulation-driven design. This type of testing is a much more affordable option than physical testing and prioritizes patient safety. Utilizing simulations makes it easier to see what components on the device are functioning properly and what could use additional work before moving to final production. This level of analysis on the front end can also help determine how to improve a device's performance, streamlining production and creating a device that provides more value and safety for patients. 



Most small medical devices are manufactured with plastics. SOLIDWORKS Plastics simplifies injection molding simulation for small medical device designers. It predicts manufacturing defects, improves part quality, and speeds up time to market by simulating plastic flow during injection molding, helping to avoid costly mold rework.



SOLIDWORKS PDM system helps manage documents like engineering change orders and instructional materials internally. It allows users to check in and out documents, track revisions, and maintain records with features like history recognition and revision numbering. This system ensures all documentation is monitored and changes are tracked, which is essential in the medical industry for FDA compliance.



SOLIDWORKS Electrical allows medical equipment makers to include mechanical and electrical components into their product designs. With the use of a shared data model, integrating different electrical systems such as wiring, logic controllers, power systems, and visual interfaces is made easier and may be completed in tandem with the industrial and mechanical design teams.


Get detailed insights into the capabilities and features of these cutting-edge medical device solutions.


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Additive Manufacturing

Streamline Medical Device Engineering with Virtual Prototyping and Testing

Markforged offers a variety of desktop, industrial, and metal 3D printers, allowing you to prototype and manufacture fixtures, work holding, and aids for the medical device manufacturing process. This accelerates time-to-market and reduces costs by bypassing traditional manufacturing methods.

Applications: Ergonomic tools, assembly trays, cosmetic parts, end-of-arm tools, lightweight brackets, general high-wear tooling, functional prototypes, custom wrenches & sockets.

Shakula Medical Markforged

Accelerate Innovation with 3D Printing for the Medical Device Industry

Quickly manufacture functional parts with minimal overhead, providing medical professionals with products faster than ever before. 

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Have Questions About Medical Device Design Solutions?

Given the medical industry’s constant evolution, it’s never too early to learn how integrated software solutions can benefit your process. Quickly transform new ideas into great products by simulating, prototyping and analyzing product behavior. Contact our team at GSC today for more information.