Existing at the technical intersection of Ophthalmology, Engineering, and Design, ORBITlab has access to a multitude of resources, including: the Ophthalmology NIH-funded imaging, animal, and machining core services, rapid prototyping via 3D printers, CAD design software, customizable software and circuitry development.

Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

CAD to Analysis

ORBITlab can create CAD models to better realize your solution, providing quick turnaround of a concept into a model for testing through Solidworks’ Finite Element Analysis and ANSYS.

Rapid Prototyping

Rapid Prototyping Resources

Prototypes are used throughout research and development, with a focus on speedy production to aid in the iterative testing and validation process. Simulations can be completed through the quick fabrication of parts built via rapid prototyping methods, including 3D printing, CNC milling, laser cutting – all found within ORBITlab’s dedicated machine shop. ORBITlab also has expertise in programming and circuit design which we use to elevate our prototyping process and demonstrate functionality.

Dynamics Simulation

ORBITlab can generate advanced dynamic models of devices, tissues, and their interactions to more accurately predict clinical behavior.

In Vitro & Ex Vivo Testing

  Ex Vivo & In Vitro Processes

ORBITlab can perform rapid prototyping of solutions and conduct in vitro testing to validate simulated results and provide new insight into our solutions. With access to an NIH-funded imaging, animal, and machining core services program, ORBITlab can extend beyond in vitro testing to generate clinical solutions through ex vivo testing.