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Toy Maker Creates 2.7 Billion Playmobil People With PTC Solutions

Germany’s largest toy company, Geobra Brandstatter (maker of Playmobil), is celebrating its 40th birthday this year. But the colorful family of interchangeable, clip-grip, helmet-haired models shows no sign of old age. Over 2.7 billion little plastic people have been made since 1974. The company started with just three figures: a knight, an American Indian, and […]

In Case You Missed It: The Top Five Most Read Blogs in November

November is typically that last reprieve before the holidays kick in—time for warmer clothes, football games, and of course in the U.S., turkey. Here on the PTC Creo blog, our games and appetites are satisfied by delivering you information about industry knowledge, new releases, and how companies are getting it right. So take in some […]

Wicked Local Mashpee: Mashpee High School is talkin’ tech

“Some in Washington might fret about America losing ground in the global economy due to flagging student interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (disciplines collectively called STEM), but Obama, Boehner and others can rest easy when it comes to Mashpee High School’s Technology Center of Excellence (TCE). In November, the TCE […]

Molinari Designs Safe and Lasting Trains with PTC Creo

Trains and other rolling stock take an especially long time to get from concept design to rolling down the tracks. Even the simplest boxcar needs shock absorbers, brake systems, and high-quality manufacturing to ensure safety and durability. Changing customer requirements and newer, better technologies add to the timeline, too. To make products cost effective and […]

What Readers Want: More Tips, More News, & a Sweet Touch Screen on Which to Read Them

In November, we posted a survey to find out more about our readers and what you hope to find here on the blog. Your answers help us decide what stories to write. They also confirm that we’re writing in a way that’s appropriate to our audience. Here’s what we learned: Who reads The majority […]

CNBC: Winning Team Designs Unmanned System for Improved Crop Yields and Infestation Detection

“PTC, a Founding Member of the Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) competition, today announced that team Next Level from South Burlington, Vermont has won the 2013-2014 National Finals Competition. The RWDC is a national design competition for high school students run by a public-private partnership with the goal of increasing the Science, Technology, Engineering and […]

UK’s Thinkable Builds Award-Winning Google Glass on Steroids

Motorola makes a hands-free computer headset, the HC1. Equipped with a camera over the right ear and a micro display screen on the left, the device uses Bluetooth or Wi-Fi technology so you can bring the whole Internet right up to your face. It can interpret voice commands, and with a built-in gyroscope, accelerometer, and […]

Creo Community: DMG MORI Innovator of the Month Pick for November

“While taking a look at CAM and machining this month, we came across DMG MORI, a company that actually makes machine tool technology including turning centers, lathes, ultrasonic and laser machines using PTC Creo, PTC Creo Simulate and PTC Creo View MCAD. The global company makes nearly 70 different machines designed to take product designs […]

ISP Designs Specalized Mechatronic Products 30% Faster with PTC Creo

Most specialized engineered products these days require expertise from both mechanical and electrical/electronic disciplines. Sometimes, they’ll also include optics, software, and telecommunications components. Combine these disciplines, and you have the design process commonly called “mechatronics.” ISP System French company ISP System specializes in engineering specialized precision products, especially those that integrate multiple engineering disciplines. That […]

Medical Design Technology: Design Software Key to Development of Implantable Artificial Heart

PTC has announced that researchers at the University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Medicine, pioneers in the development of artificial hearts, are using PTC Creo design software for the development of a Total Artificial Heart. The renowned institution has been involved in artificial heart research since 1959, and has been performing successful experimentation with animals […]
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