Three-dimensional visual renderings of early sketches, including computer-aided solid modeling, helped the team identify potential pitfalls like air venting and wall thickness concerns. A 3D printed prototype allowed Comar to test and prove the effectiveness of the new piercing technique. Comar then created samples of the final design that were similar to a production piece. Bio-Techne used them to test the functionality and perform preliminary design verification studies before investing in a mold. Comar provided a design history file to support the intellectual property and pave the way toward regulatory approvals.
Bio-Techne’s team was delighted with Comar’s IDworks® process, the team, and its final deliverables.