Customers in Action

Simulation at Work: GE Healthcare

A little over a week ago, the US Food and Drug Administration gave the green light to GE Healthcare’s new imaging product, the Revolution CT. Like a typical computed tomography scan machine (more commonly called a “CT scan”), the Revolution uses X-rays to capture cross-section images of a body. But now it does it faster, with […]

Pushing Simulation through the Value Pyramid

Simulation pyramidIt’s the perennial question: Who does what? Let’s say you design industrial machinery, such as the device that shapes a potato chip, or a bottle capper, or, as Geoff Hedges recently profiled, a Wave Machine. A significant part of your job is designing the machine so that it’s efficient, it’s cost-effective to operate, and it […]

Boston Engineering Brings Robotic Tuna to Life with PTC Solutions

Robotic TunaWhile 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 […]

Design Validation and Reviews: Empowering the Review Team

In the typical design validation and review process, more than half of participants aren’t CAD experts. That’s not surprising as stakeholders come from everywhere, like manufacturing, marketing, and even customer offices—each with his or her own unique background and goals. What is surprising, though, is how we fail to accommodate those team members effectively. In […]

Free Webinar Series: Learn the Benefits of PTC Simulation Solutions

Problems found earlier in the design process reduce development costs and save time. See how simulating the performance of your design early and often can reduce physical prototyping and enable you to make better design decisions. In just 25 minutes, see how PTC’s simulation solutions can help you accurately: Predict product performance while you design […]

Dallara Automobili: Why It’s Not Enough to Be a Great Designer

“You can be in love with designing things,” says Luca Pignacca, chief designer at Dallara Automobili.  “It is more difficult to be in love with organization.” Exactly. That’s why we enjoy images of a nicely rendered racecar more than, say, a screenshot of a nicely managed database. “Nonetheless,” Pignacca warns, “you can be the best […]

Larsen & Toubro ETS Shares Designs Downstream with PTC Creo View MCAD

Just downstream from product design, you find tooling. Whether in your building or on the other side of the world, the tool makers share a lot of the same challenges as design engineers. They worry about form, materials, forces, and motion. And just like design engineers, they work closely with other teams—like manufacturing, assembly, and […]

Jang Lih Speeds Design with PTC Creo to Meet Growing Export Demand

Exports in Taiwan are on the upswing, says last week’s Wall Street Journal. In fact, orders grew nearly 2% compared to March 2013, dramatically exceeding the newspaper’s forecasts of 0.1% for the period. And compared to February of this year, demand for exports grew 30% in March! That’s great news for PTC user Jang Lih. […]

Profits from Processes at Actiw Systems with PTC Solutions

Often, when we talk about product development, we focus on the design cycle—from idea to manufacturing. We know most product lifecycle costs are committed during the design phase, and so product development designers and engineers generally add design for manufacturing and assembly to their long list of concerns. What we don’t talk about much is […]

Simulation at Work: American Wave Machines

In some of our recent articles, analysts and industry watchers talk about simulation tools and how they might be used throughout the design process—from concept to validation. While Chad and Monica look at trends and approaches to simulation-driven design, I’d like to tell you a little more about the companies that use PTC simulation tools together […]