Monthly Archives: February 2012

Creo Customer: Designing Indy Cars that Stay on Track

In the United States, there are two main types of car racing: open-wheeled (i.e., Indy or Formula One) and stock car (i.e., NASCAR) racing. Comparing the two is like comparing fighter jets to B-52 bombers where one is built for speed and the other is a workhorse. The open-wheeled racecar attributes its superior performance to […]

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The Patriot-News: Penske employee has vested interest in Daytona 500

“…(Ben) Murphy is in his fifth year of employment at Penske Racing South. The 29-year-old former Cumberland Valley graduate is a Design Engineer and is responsible for designing components for all of the team’s NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide cars. He is an in-house designer and even though he doesn’t travel with the teams, it […]

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CAD/CAM Performance: Creo Named “Product of the Year!”

“In January… Creo was in the running for Product of the Year from the 190,000+ subscribers—largely design engineers—of NASA Tech Briefs. Well, the results are in, and Creo came out on top. The NASA Tech Briefs audience was asked to choose the one product they felt was the most significant new product introduced to the engineering community in […]

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Innovation Gains Steam in China


Few would argue that China has become the world’s leader in manufacturing, due largely to its lower labor wages and enormous pool of workers. That’s only one side of the manufacturing dominance equation, however. Due in part to a corporate culture steeped in tradition and hierarchy, China has been sorely lacking in innovation. This, however, […]

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Creo LinkedIn Group Weighs in on Paper to Digital


I recently posed a question to the Creo group on LinkedIn and it sparked some interesting feedback (to say the least!).  Feel free to head over and see the full thread (you will have to join the Creo group if not already a member) and hey, why don’t you add to the conversation while you’re […]

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Cool Tools for Design Collaboration

There’s much talk about how Social Media is coming at the enterprise like a tidal wave that inevitably must be ridden. The intellectual protectionism of the past is being replaced with openness and exploration amongst peers and a wider team. This doesn’t mean, however, that intellectual property is up for grabs. It means that companies […]

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Back to the Future

PE Magazine discusses the strategies for engineers to design better products and interviews PTC’s Tom Shoemaker to highlight the new features and capabilities of CAD and PLM solutions that help engineers develop products to stay ahead of competition. “Tom Shoemaker, vice president of solutions marketing for product lifecycle management company PTC, explains that product companies […]

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Spanning the Digital Divide: Ways to Leverage Strengths of Digital Natives

Digital Native

The engineering world is poised to experience a sea change of sorts in the upcoming decades as it faces a flood of engineering executive retirements as the boomer population moves on to greener pastures (golf courses).  Manufacturing organizations must facilitate knowledge transfer of these seasoned engineering veterans to the younger generation of engineers who will […]

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Design World: Parametric or Direct Modeling, One or the Other, or Both?

Design World publishes a paper by PTC’s VP of Product Management, Brian Thompson, on the features and benefits of parametric and direct modeling CAD solutions: There are a few differences between parametric and direct modeling. The parametric paradigm provides an “engineer it” approach to design which requires you to anticipate and define feature constraints, relations, […]

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Creo Customer: Design Collaboration with Vendors

Starting with their world class mountain bike frame, Santa Cruz uses over fifty vendors to manufacture a near to perfect bike – headsets from Sram and Fox, bottom brackets by Shimano, Maverick hubs, Avid brakes, Boxxer mounts, and the list goes on. Last July, we brought you Santa Cruz Bicycles and their journey toward suspension […]

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