Author Archives: Geoff Hedges

Tooling Tires with PTC Creo: A-Z Formen und Maschinenbau

The engineers who make tires have been improving on the old rubber tube design almost continuously since the late 19th century. They’ve figured out how to make the rubber seal to the rim, so you can still ride on a cushion of air, without bothering with an inner tube. They’ve added layers of nylon and […]

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PTC in High Tech: Helping Charm Engineering Fix Big Screens

You’ve probably noticed that flat panel TVs are expanding. Only a few years ago, it seemed like we’d never want for anything more than our 32-inch LCD TVs. Today, they seem a bit puny. Many of us have already put that TV in the guest room, and upscaled to a 50+ incher. And just when […]

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CNB Yachts Manages Million-Dollar Boat Designs with PTC Windchill PDMLink

“We are dream makers,” says Paul Rampini, General Manager at CNB Yachts. From a shipyard in Bordeaux, France, he and his team produce multi-million dollar sailboats that are considered among the finest in the world. Watch the company’s CNB 76’ slice through the ocean, with its towering sails and clean, white hull, and you can’t […]

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Microsoft Tablet and 3D CAD Used to Design Next-Gen Microsoft Tablet

Suppose a computer company wanted to convince you that its wafer-thin tablet could replace your laptop. As an engineer or designer, you probably want to see the device run some full-blown 3D CAD software. Right? With the Microsoft Surface, you don’t even have to ask. The engineering team just released a YouTube video that shows […]

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PTC in High Tech: UbiQuoss Brings 10 Gigabit Connectivity Home

While you sit in front of your computer with a 10 Megabit per second (Mbps) connection, waiting to buffer that “must see” YouTube video, consider this: In South Korea, they’re already delivering speeds of 1 gigabit per second (Gbps). That’s about 100 times faster than your connection. And now they’re working to reach 10 gigabits. […]

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PTC in High Tech: Infopia Biosensors Manage Diabetes

Diabetes isn’t a simple disease. Blood sugar readings vary throughout the day, sometimes in response to diet and, sometimes, for seemingly no reason at all. To complicate matters, patients often have comorbidities too, like high blood pressure. To manage their health, diabetics test their glucose levels, drawing blood from a finger onto a test strip, […]

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Profiles in Flexible Modeling: Taer Innovation Protects Smartphones

Apple products are renowned for their clean lines. MacBooks, iPads, and iPhones all embrace a “less is more” philosophy in which the design “defers” to the screen. At Apple, good design “is as little design as possible.” The company regards industrial design highly. In fact, Steve Jobs considered his head designer, Jonathon Ive, as a […]

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Tooling with PTC Creo: Szimikron Precision Technologies

The ball screw is an old invention that finds new applications with every generation. Engineers specify these deceptively simple mechanical devices anywhere they need efficient linear movement from rotational motion. You’ll find them in CNC machines, anti-lock brake systems, airplanes, and even robots. Compared to other methods for moving loads in a straight line, like […]

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At Home with PTC: Tung Ling and the Baby Duck Piyo Piyo

In your highest voice, say “piyo piyo.” Do you hear a tiny baby duck? “Annie and William” do. These parents and founders of a Taiwan-based line of baby products say that “piyo piyo” is the sound ducklings emit, making it the perfect name for their brand. They also named the cartoon figure whose image adorns […]

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Raytheon Talks about the Importance of Leadership

PTC customer Raytheon knows a lot about defense systems and a lot about the challenges that come with managing a large company that spans 39 geographical locations. And at Raytheon, the successful management of product and design data across those locations depends on PTC’s flagship product lifecycle management (PLM) solution, PTC Windchill. But technology is […]

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