Design consultancy uses SolidWorks to develop new spectrometer

Written by: Tom Shelley | Published:

Cambridge based consultancy Creactive Design has successfully used SolidWorks in its development of a new spectrometer, the Thermo Fisher Scientific iCAP 6000


One of the many challenges that the company faced was to make the radically smaller instrument easy to operate in confined laboratory environments. 3D visualization enabled Petersen and his team to see how all of the device’s components could shrink down and fit into a smaller unit, while avoiding part interference.

The design was created in less than six months. “We wouldn’t have even attempted this form in 2D,” said Andrew Russell, senior designer with Creactive. “It would have been a square box without any of the ergonomics that make it easy to operate, even in a compact shape.”

Creactive relies on support from Cadtek, for ongoing training, implementation and support.

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