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Data management practices in small-to-medium-businesses (SMB’s) can range from adequate to hair raising. Files are often scattered across several machines, sometimes backed up on that USB thumb drive nobody has seen since last month. Finding the right file version for a review eats up your lunch break. Change tracking is haphazard, at best. But somehow, […]

3D Printing vs Additive Manufacturing

Let’s get into the first of a brace of posts on the subject of 3D printing. This time around the block, we’re going to talk about something that I get asked about a lot and something I’ve often seen being misconstrued in more general media – namely, the difference between 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing. […]

AMST Simulates the Frontiers of Aerospace with PTC Creo

How many of us, when we step into the cabin of an airplane, stop to consider the pilots’ training or their ability to navigate catastrophic disasters? Certainly, the more anxious among us do. But most of us needn’t worry—thanks, in part, to companies like Austria Metall Systemtechnik (AMST). As an industry leader in simulation equipment for civil […]

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PTC Creo View MCAD: Detect and Report Clash and Clearance Issues without 3D CAD

In a world where product designs include parts from different sources and designers, it’s not unusual to find pieces that collide or don’t leave enough space. That’s why most 3D CAD systems include tools for finding interferences and checking clearances. But here’s the problem. Most people who take part in design reviews and validation processes […]

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Rendering: It’s the Real Thing

Remember when achieving a funky organic shape or quirky lighting effect was a major accomplishment that pushed the limits of 3D modeling? Today, those small wins are table stakes as engineering teams kick up the level of realism a notch while expanding use of digital prototyping. As more companies come to rely on a digital […]

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How PTC Creo View MCAD Streamlines Design Reviews & Validation

During product development, many stakeholders–e.g., managers, manufacturing, purchasing–don’t have access to 3D CAD software to check/access 3D data. To review 2D drawings; the form, fit, and function of a design; check interferences; view product configurations; or determine status, they rely on someone else to retrieve the data they need. That means, more often than not, a CAD […]

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Infinera: Speeding Optical Networks with the Help of a PTC Creo Upgrade

Think about this: Any time you ask Google a simple question, like who won the world cup in 1996, how far away is Jupiter, or just how can I make my cat love me, your query travels 1500 miles before it’s resolved. Catching up with friends? Facebook says 1 kbyte of a single http request […]

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Science Students Use PTC Creo to Monitor Gulf Currents

 When it comes to place-based education, coastal communities like Newburyport, MA are rife with opportunities for area science teachers and their students to engage in hands-on academic study that has real ecological importance. It’s a concept that Dr. John Terry, president and founder of the Gulf of Maine Institute (GOMI) knows well. GOMI is a […]

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