Author Archives: Geoff Hedges

Designing Precision Injection Molds with PTC Creo

Hi-Technology Group Ltd. specializes in precision injection molding for products that require tight tolerances even when produced in volume. That could include anything from medical devices to military equipment. Hi-Tech does everything from designing to tooling to manufacturing—whatever the customer needs. There’s just one disadvantage when your company focuses on a process rather than a […]

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Toy Maker Creates 2.7 Billion Playmobil People With PTC Solutions

Germany’s largest toy company, Geobra Brandstatter (maker of Playmobil), is celebrating its 40th birthday this year. But the colorful family of interchangeable, clip-grip, helmet-haired models shows no sign of old age. Over 2.7 billion little plastic people have been made since 1974. The company started with just three figures: a knight, an American Indian, and […]

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Molinari Designs Safe and Lasting Trains with PTC Creo

Trains and other rolling stock take an especially long time to get from concept design to rolling down the tracks. Even the simplest boxcar needs shock absorbers, brake systems, and high-quality manufacturing to ensure safety and durability. Changing customer requirements and newer, better technologies add to the timeline, too. To make products cost effective and […]

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UK’s Thinkable Builds Award-Winning Google Glass on Steroids

Motorola makes a hands-free computer headset, the HC1. Equipped with a camera over the right ear and a micro display screen on the left, the device uses Bluetooth or Wi-Fi technology so you can bring the whole Internet right up to your face. It can interpret voice commands, and with a built-in gyroscope, accelerometer, and […]

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ISP Designs Specalized Mechatronic Products 30% Faster with PTC Creo

Most specialized engineered products these days require expertise from both mechanical and electrical/electronic disciplines. Sometimes, they’ll also include optics, software, and telecommunications components. Combine these disciplines, and you have the design process commonly called “mechatronics.” ISP System French company ISP System specializes in engineering specialized precision products, especially those that integrate multiple engineering disciplines. That […]

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Eliminating Cabling Fit Issues at Thomas Built with PTC Creo

Among the extensions available with our suite of PTC design software is the PTC Creo Piping and Cabling Extension (PCX). If your design work includes the complex routing of wires, harnesses, pipe, or flexible hoses, you can benefit from PTC Creo PCX’s routed systems design capabilities. In the demo video below you’ll see how the […]

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PTC in High Tech: Intel Designs Better Data Servers with PTC Creo

When it comes to microprocessors, Intel is a household name. The company’s “Intel Inside” sticker decorates PCs everywhere. And lately, you can see the chipmaker’s iconic logo on smart phones and tablets too. Behind the consumer products While the company continues to grow its visibility in consumer products, it’s also  building up its line for […]

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Getting to Yes: Justifying the Cost of Your Package Upgrade

Buying a package upgrade for your existing PTC Creo software seat can boost your productivity, improve the team’s design productivity, and save money. We’ve talked several times on this blog about that recently. Nonetheless, business teams outside of design and engineering may need some more convincing. Management, finance, and procurement often prefer less upfront investment, with software extensions […]

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New Life for the World’s Longest Fence with PTC Solutions

In this article, we’re going to talk about a British device manufacturer and how its R&D team uses PTC products to enhance innovation. But first let’s talk about the problem with dingoes. Dingoes are large, wild dogs introduced into Australia from Asia and India thousands of years ago. And while the predator keeps populations of […]

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Designing Gear Boxes for Stealth Ships with PTC Creo

In 1999, the Indian Navy ordered a set of warships. The 5000-ton stealth frigates would incorporate technology to hide their thermal and acoustic signature. They would accommodate a crew of up to 250. And, for the first time ever, they would be designed and manufactured domestically. The new Shivalik class of ships incorporated many more […]

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