Author Archives: In the Press Racecar Academy Founder Reflects on First Term, New Partners, and PTC Creo

Courses are wrapping up for the initial term at MotorSport Academy (MSA), the first school for Italian motorsports. The school is the training branch of Experis MotorSport, a company that for years has been providing engineers and scientists to major motorsport teams and companies. We interviewed academy founder, Luca Giovannini, director of Experis MotorSport and a long-time participant […]

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Creo Community: Creating Basic Extrusions in PTC Creo 3.0

[Ed. Two years ago, we posted a series of education recordings and articles offering advice to engineering graduates and schools . The series featured an article with Gary Lamit,  CAD Department Chair at De Anza College in Cupertino, California. Now, Lamit is back in the Creo Community with a “how to” video and  a new book on Amazon.] […]

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Voglia di Vela: PTC Partners with Student Sailors for Italy’s 1001 VELA Cup

Everything is ready for the ninth annual 1001 Vela Cup, an educational program and sailboat race conceived and organized by yacht designers Massimo Paperini and Paul Procesi in 2005. This year the race is being held in Rimini, Italy. A collaboration between the Club Nautico Rimini and the city, the event will take place September […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment This LEGO Tractor (Designed with PTC Creo) Is Constructed Entirely of 3D Printed Parts

We have seen 3D printed LEGO parts before, but when those parts are printed using a standard FDM 3D printer they are rarely ideal building blocks. Unfortunately the resolution on FDM printers is limited by the basic laws of physics in relation to the surface tension of the material being used. Most plastics, at least […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment Innovating Steering Systems for Aerial Platforms Developed with PTC Creo

An aerial work platform is the equipment used to lift workers. You may know these as “cherry pickers” or  “scissor lifts.”  They generally help maintenance and construction personnel who need a stable platform dozens of feet in the air, or firefighters for emergency access into tall structures. The video below provides a great example (with appropriately dramatic music) of an articulated […]

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Market Watch: PTC CTO Jane Wachutka Recognized as a Leading Advocate for STEM Education

PTC today announced that its executive vice president and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Jane Wachutka has been selected as one of the top CIO/CTO leaders in the United States committed to an increased focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in the education system and initiatives that promote STEM talent. The honor comes from STEMconnector, […]

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Konstruktions Praxis: Three Guys and a Seat of PTC Creo

Three men, one CAD license, and a common goal – that’s how it all began for engineering service provider Triple-Ing back in 2006. Benjamin Heinrich, Berislav Nikic, and Markus Schnell met while studying  mechanical engineering in Stuttgart, Germany. Together, they built a two-seater sports car to demonstrate their skills. And soon after, and with a single license of PTC Creo, they launched […]

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PTC recently released new 3D printing functionality with PTC Creo 3.0 M040. I had a conversation with Brian Thompson, vice president product development at PTC, about these new capabilities last week. Among other things, I wanted to know why the interface is currently limited to the Stratasys Connex 3 models. He began by explaining the goals […]

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Creo Community: Quick Tips for Using PTC Creo in Assembly Mode

This post explains how to enhance the visible status of incomplete assembly constraints and how to change the Assembly Feature (Cut) Considerations to reduce memory usage, as well a few tips to help with large assembly management. This content is intended to provide users with easy-to-use, actionable tips and tricks for how to use PTC […]

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Samara News: Creating Nano-satellites with PTC Creo

Samara State Aerospace University (SSAU) recently hosted its International Summer Space School, titled “Advanced space technology and experiments: From idea to nano-satellite mission.” According to the Russian newspaper, Volga Commune, “For two weeks, students from Italy, the United States, Portugal, Japan, Romania, Mexico, Colombia, Kazakhstan and Russia worked together develop their own nanosatellites.” A nano-satellite […]

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