Author Archives: Geoff Hedges

Medical Device Manufacturer: PTC Solutions 40% More Stable than Autodesk Inventor

The Institute of Musculoskeletal Science and Education, based in Wayne, Pennsylvania, is an engineering and development firm that specializes in medical devices. With a team of mechanical and manufacturing engineers, regulatory experts, clinical experts, and physicians, ISME takes designs from concept to customer.  “We can take a paper napkin sketch and deliver an FDA cleared […]

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Daktronics Lights Up for the PTC Creo Design Exploration Extension

Nothing reminds us that we live in the twenty-first century more powerfully than mega-LED displays. They fill Times Square in New York City, wow Super Bowl fans in the desert southwest, and turn whole buildings into living art. Check out this insane display from Phoenix Island in Sanya City of Hainan Province in China, and […]

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Schaidt Innovations Nabs 10% More Market with PTC Creo

For a company that launched in 2013, Schaidt Innovations has deeper roots and more engineering cred than businesses decades older. That’s because the Schaidt team, based in southwest Germany, emerged from the same company that famously developed the first car radio in 1949, the first with fully automatic station search in 1953, and the first […]

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Crea-Lab: A Telecom Startup Fuses Vision and Know-how with PTC Creo

After 20 years of working in design, development, and production for telecommunication firms, Reinhard Feltgen had an idea for a new engineering company. He would bring high-quality technical solutions to small- to medium-sized businesses, all with a spirit of openness and collaboration. But it takes more than vision and experience to launch a successful startup, […]

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Moorestown FIRST Robotics Team: Where Function Meets Form

The Moorestown Friends School’s (MFS) Hawks robotics team in New Jersey has been around since 2007. And as the years have progressed, so has their robot-building acumen. Just this past year, Moorestown took first place out of 24 teams in the New Jersey FIRST Tech Challenge Meet. Using PTC Creo and 3D printing, the MFS […]

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Tech-Clarity: New Technologies Change Multi-CAD Landscape

Engineering teams have struggled with incompatible CAD data for decades. That’s because vendors developed the earliest CAD solutions in silos: aerospace, automotive, etc. Often, they even created their technology just for one specific company. Nobody cared much whether files would work together. At least, not at first. That’s all changed as manufacturers buy and sell […]

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Taiwan Sanyo Prepares for a New Identity with PTC Creo

The Sanyo name has been emblazoned on radios, washing machines, TVs, batteries, and myriad products throughout the world for more than half a century. But if you haven’t seen the brand’s familiar red letters much lately, that’s because the company was bought out by Panasonic in 2010. According to Wikipedia, the new parent company planned […]

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Self-Taught CAD Student Brings PTC Grants and Prizes to Robotics Team

When Toren Arginteanu joined his high school FIRST robotics team in 2011, it was clear that he wanted to try 3D modeling. What nobody guessed back then was that, within four years, he would help build an award-winning design team, bring in grants and awards, and prepare his classmates for technologies that barely existed at […]

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In Industry Where Dimes Matter, REK Saves Clients Thousands

Depending on your point of view, the US government is either allocating more money than ever to its defense budget or it’s entered a new era of austerity. Either way, for Jim Rycroft, principal at REK Engineering, keeping costs down is key to staying competitive as a subcontractor to military vendors. Rycroft specializes in developing […]

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Four Ways Your Design Software Discourages Good Ideas

As a developer, much of what you do falls under “design exploration.” You create a solution, evaluate your idea, and then repeat. The more the better. “One cannot typically know that there is not a better design down some path that was not taken,” writes Karl Ulrich, vice dean of innovation at Wharton School of […]

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