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Boston Engineering Brings Robotic Tuna to Life with PTC Solutions

While it’s true that the mechanical engineering field is full of talented designers, more often than not, nature trumps our best efforts. Consider the tuna fish. A tuna can cruise at about 60 mph, turn 180°, and then accelerate to about 22 mph in less than two lengths of its own body. Leveraging Nature’s Designs […]

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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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Desktop Engineering: The Best of Both Worlds: Direct and Indirect 3D modeling

by Beth Stackpole, Desktop Engineering. Automotive manufacturers have embraced an integrated workflow that incorporates elements of both direct and indirect 3D modeling. While history-based, or parametric modeling tools held court for the better part of two decades, a fresh crop of CAD programs burst onto the scene a few years ago, touting a more flexible […]

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Desktop Engineering: 13-Year-Old FRC CADder Luke Dreams of a Personal Robotic Butler

Luke Orzechowski (age 13) wants a robotic butler, a personal servant powered by electromechanical principles. “It would have shelves for snacks and drinks,” he envisioned. Luke’s robotic butler is still in a very early stage of development, merely a sketch in 3D at this point. But his other robot — the one he helped design […]

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Desktop Engineering: Consolidating Design Software, Extending Value Beyond 3D CAD Consolidation

By Anthony J. Lockwood, Desktop Engineering “Consolidating Design Software, Extending Value Beyond 3D CAD Consolidation” is a 13-page white paper that makes the case for consolidating your design environment with an integrated design suite that is multi-CAD capable. Written by Jim Brown for Tech-Clarity, a research and consulting firm, the paper argues that an integrated […]

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Desktop Engineering: Vitamix to Accelerate New Product Introductions with PTC

By using PTC Creo to develop new products, Vitamix is enabling faster design decisions and aiming to cut product design times by 25 percent. Vitamix manufactures and markets blending and mixing products directly to the public and the restaurant/hospitality industry. “It is all about efficiency in innovation,” said Greg Moores, vice president of engineering, Vitamix. “I […]

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PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0: Who Benefits from PTC Creo Integration?

**Guest blog post by Cat McClintock** Earlier this year, John Sheehan talked on this blog about how PTC’s leading 3D CAD software and Engineering Calculations software work together. “Hopefully readers are aware of the bidirectional integration of the two products which has existed…since 2006,” he wrote. Dimensions and parameters can be sent from PTC Creo […]

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Desktop Engineering: Wanted: Students to Design Unmanned Aircraft for Agriculture

By Kenneth Wong On the outset, the challenge for the high school students seems straightforward: design “a UAS (unmanned aircraft system), which may have a fixed wing, rotorcraft, or hybrid design.” But this UAS needs to perform certain mission-critical tasks. It needs to fly over the cornfields of Iowa and pick out areas affected by […]

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ConnectPress: PTC Creo, PTC Windchill, & PTC Arbortext Called Out in Top 10 PLM Software Report

The product lifecycle management (PLM) software market is evolving and growing rapidly, for several important reasons. PLM lies at the heart of a company’s efforts to move a product to market and beyond. At its essence, PLM describes the engineering aspect of a product, from managing descriptions and properties of a product through its development […]

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Desktop Engineering: Fast App: Simulation Drives Better-designed Products

By Jürg Gerber and John Murray “Bucher Hydraulics Division produces valves that are mainly used in mobile applications in construction and agricultural machinery, as well as in wind turbines or industrial applications. Bucher wanted simulation and testing software that would be easy to learn and use for the valve designer. The company also wanted quick […]

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