Bissell and PTC Creo Make Pet Cleanup Faster and More Attractive

Everyone loves their pets, but no one loves the mess. That’s why BISSELL Homecare, Inc., a company that’s been helping people tidy things up since 1876, designed an extensive line of carpet cleaners, vacuums, spot cleaners, and floor cleaners with pet owners in mind. Whether you need to clear away pet hair, tracked in dirt, […]

Why CAD Companies Can’t Ignore Subscription Licensing

There’s a backlash brewing in the world of software and it’s been percolating for some time. Partly due to economic pressures, fueled by the wealth of vendor and software options and enabled by the juggernaut of cloud, the way software is purchased is undergoing a radical shift. While companies are not quite ready to cut […]

Did You Know? PTC Creo 3.0 Enhancements: Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)

Up until now, preparing a model for 3D printing typically involved a number of software tools to design, optimize, and validate the design.  But switching among tools can be inefficient, error-prone, and disconnected. That’s why PTC recently introduced new capabilities to support 3D printing within PTC Creo. With the newly released PTC Creo 3.0 M040, you […]

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Why Best-in-Class Manufacturers Use 3D Modeling

In the age of conspicuous consumption, consumers are consistently seeking newer, better, and increasingly more complex products. And that creates stiff competition for manufacturers—especially those who still rely on 2D CAD systems. According to a report on small- to medium-sized companies from the Aberdeen Group, “3D CAD is a critical application with the promise to […]

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The Search for Push Button 3D Printing

If you were to believe the mainstream media, you obtain a 3D printed part by loading up the part, sending it to the printer, and a few minutes later, it pops out. Presumably with a little “ding” noise. The reality is that there is a lot of preparatory work needed to ensure that you not […]

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Samara News: Creating Nano-satellites with PTC Creo

Samara State Aerospace University (SSAU) recently hosted its International Summer Space School, titled “Advanced space technology and experiments: From idea to nano-satellite mission.” According to the Russian newspaper, Volga Commune, “For two weeks, students from Italy, the United States, Portugal, Japan, Romania, Mexico, Colombia, Kazakhstan and Russia worked together develop their own nanosatellites.” A nano-satellite […]

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How to Optimize Designs for 3D Printing with PTC Creo

With 3D printing (or more correctly, additive manufacturing), product developers have new options for prototyping, tooling, sourcing, and even producing parts. But with all these new options come new requirements for modeling. As engineers design products that will be manufactured via 3D printing, they need to know whether the model will survive the printing process […]

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How American Augers Cut 25% Off Design Time with PTC Creo

Suppose you need to run a pipeline across the countryside, but you don’t want to disrupt existing surface features and infrastructure—such as railways, highways, or streams and rivers. Your solution can be found in what’s called “trenchless technology,” a method for creating infrastructure by boring under the earth’s surface. Trenchless encompasses several different techniques for […]

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