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Forbes: The New Face Of Manufacturing: Santa Cruz Bicycles

By TJ McCue, Contributor. “Santa Cruz Bicycles is not your traditional bike maker, and their passion and design approach are transforming the industry and influencing others. The transformation of American manufacturing is wide ranging. Some talk about changes heralding in a new industrial revolution, a new face of manufacturing, in America today The technology that makes […]

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What Engineering Graduates Should Know: Santa Cruz Bicycles’ Joe Graney

As we continue our series on what companies look for in graduating engineers, it becomes clear that company culture has a lot to do with the screening process. At Santa Cruz bicycles, everybody loves riding, of course. But director of engineering, Joe Graney, says it’s not enough to simply say you’re passionate about cycling to […]

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Santa Cruz Bicycles Revisits a Bestseller

In 2009, Santa Cruz Bicycles built the Tallboy, its first bike with a 29-inch wheel. In theory, the larger wheel (standard bikes use 26-inch wheels) provides better traction and a less jarring ride as you speed over rocks and tree roots. In practice, in 2009, most 29ers didn’t wow the critics. But the Tallboy did. […]

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PTC Creo Helps Santa Cruz Bicycles Grow Revenues in a Down Economy

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Santa Cruz Bicycles was founded in 1993 in a space the size of a single car garage in Santa Cruz, California with a mission to build the highest performance mountain bikes in the world. Today, Santa Cruz manufactures 19 different models of mountain bikes and the company is about to move into a larger space […]

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Creo Customers: Santa Cruz seeks suspension bliss

Engineer friends–ready to geek out over bikes? In this episode of  The Product Design Show, Vince and Allison give you a brief history of two-wheel innovation, and then show off an experimental tricycle and a shopping cart with pedals. Definitely worth watching. Among the clips, you’ll see a new line of Santa Cruz bikes too. […]

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What Engineering Students Should Know: The Big Picture

You know you want to be an engineer. You know you want to work in a Fortune 500 company, or maybe an adventurous startup. You know you want to help solve interesting problems and make a difference in people’s lives. What you might not know is how best to do that. Will your future boss […]

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What Engineering Students Should Know: Boston University’s Gerald Fine

When you graduate from engineering school, you should know some model-based systems engineering, says John Mannisto of Whirlpool. Over at Stryker, they’re eager to talk to you if you are passionate about process quality and validation. Joe Graney at Santa Cruz bicycles says understanding PDM systems is “essential.” Overwhelmed? Don’t be. Colleges and universities, and […]

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On Our Way to a Better Fruit Bowl: Top 10 Free Tutorials from PTC

When we launched the PTC University Learning Exchange in 2011, we boasted 150 free expert tutorials for our users. Today, there are 250 for PTC Creo Parametric 2.0 alone and over 330 including PTC Creo Parametric 1.0. You can also find these 2- to 5-minute instructional videos for PTC Creo Direct, Layout, Options Modeler, and […]

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What Engineering Graduates Should Know: PTC’s Alister Fraser

In the past few weeks, we’ve talked about what companies are looking for in their new engineering hires. Specifically, we’ve shared tips from Santa Cruz Bicycles, Stryker Medical, and Whirlpool. This week, we share what PTC has learned from the 27,000 companies we interact with worldwide. It’s a lot to digest, but Senior Education Program […]

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DesignNews: Simulation Heads for Mainstream Makeover

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Design News interviews John Buchowski, vice president of CAD business strategy at PTC and Joe Graney, director of engineering for Santa Cruz Bicycles about the company’s use of Creo and how the product has benefited their design process. Syncing up with CAD Thanks to a number of emerging technologies, including relatively inexpensive workstation horsepower, deeper […]

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