Author Archives: Geoff Hedges

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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Massive Machines: Vuylsteke Construction

Vuylsteke Construction is a Belgian company that focuses on metal works—aluminum, stainless steel, and steel. Since the company launched in 2000, it’s constructed cranes, hoppers, generator chasses, and many, many other products. It also offers maintenance and repair services for companies struggling with a shortage of good technicians and machines that have fallen into disrepair. […]

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Free Manager’s Kit: Flexible Modeling in 30 Minutes

As an Engineering Manager in the business of product development, everyone relies on you to meet project schedules, cut costs, get to market first, and make remarkable products. But without effective development processes, that’s nearly impossible.   Flexible Modeling can help. Add this technology to your PTC CAD software, and your team can better meet […]

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Update: Heavy Lift Quadcopter Designed with PTC Creo Lands First Customer

Did you read our story last week about the Incredible Heavy Lift Quadcopter? The HLQ is a gasoline-powered autonomous flying vehicle designed by four students at San Jose State University using PTC Creo. This team recently announced they had just signed their first customer: “We have partnered with United Equipment Corp (UEC) to finish HLQ and deliver […]

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