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How a 3-Pound Airplane Just Boosted Farm Production

Until recently, if you were a farmer who wanted to know how productive your land was, you might use a sophisticated mix of GPS technology and sensors mounted on your combine to measure the grain coming off your field in the fall. With this approach, you could tell within a few feet just where the […]

NASA Tech Briefs: VINCENT Systems Prosthetics Give Patients A New Feel For Life

“Although crude prosthetic hands have been available for many years, in recent decades, technological advances have made possible artificial hands that offer an ever-wider range of grips and movements. The newest versions, sometimes called bionic hands, use sophisticated electronics and software in an attempt to more closely mimic a wider range of the hand’s natural […]

When Robots Fail: A Minnesota School Learns Engineering’s Most Important Lesson

Early last year, a group of high school students wheeled a robot into a packed arena in Duluth, Minnesota. They were bringing to competition a device they had spent months designing and engineering. What they didn’t know yet was that by the end of the first round, their machine would be in pieces all over […]

How Design Reuse Will Take Us to Mars: Inside Orion and Space Launch System

When the United States retired its space shuttle program in 2011, it marked the end of a 30-year commitment to low earth orbital space travel. Since 1981, space shuttles had flown missions to launch satellites, conduct low-gravity experiments, and build the international space station, all 200 miles or so above the earth.  Now, NASA said, […]

In Case You Missed It: The Most Read Blogs in December

It’s time for our roundup of last month’s most popular blog articles—this time with a slight twist. Instead of counting down the top 5, we’re counting down the top 6. Why? Because 5th and 6th place were so close, we couldn’t stand to play favorites. Peruse last month’s countdown of popular posts, and make sure […]

Bierens Brings Analysis Home with PTC Creo Simulate

Just as Michelangelo once said, “Every block of stone has a statue inside it,” Henk Meijer says, “In each piece of iron, a gear wheel is hidden.” He would know; Meijer is CEO at manufacturer Bierens, a company that’s been revealing those concealed cogs for more than 70 years. Based in the Netherlands, Bierens produces […]

DEVELOP3D: Ringing the Changes at Vertu

“Under one roof near Farnborough, UK, Vertu’s luxury mobile phones are designed, engineered and tested virtually before real life testing and skilled assembly. Tanya Weaver looks at the tools that have enabled the company to compress its product development cycle In July 2013, having reviewed its inherited Catia CAD system from Nokia, Vertu made the […]

Designing Better Aluminium Extrusions with PTC Creo

Aluminum extrusions find their way into structures all around us. That’s because aluminum is lightweight, strong, and non-corrosive. Plus, it feels good when you run your hand over it. Best of all, extrusions are cheaper and easier to fabricate than, say, molds. Engineers use aluminum extrusions for street sign and light posts, and lately they’ve […]

Artificial Heart Researchers Near Breakthrough with PTC Creo

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), almost 20 million people suffer from heart failure worldwide, with 2 million new cases added each year. Many of these patients could benefit from a new heart, but the sad truth is that there simply aren’t enough donors. So they wait. Researchers at the Department of Radiology and […]

PTC Creo Helps Team Explore 2000 Alternatives for New Washing Machine

If you haven’t bought a washing machine in a while, you might be surprised at what’s out there. According to Consumer Reports, new machines can hold more laundry than ever (up to 12.7 kg, or 28 pounds). Modern machines offer mid-wash soaking and more aggressive agitation cycles. And they include USB ports so you can […]
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