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Angel Delivers Clean Water Equipment with PTC Creo

Angel Equipment and Technology wants your next glass of water to be clean, safe, healthy, and even stylish. The company, based in Guangdong, China, specializes in every aspect of thirst prevention. It makes attractive water dispensers, efficient filtration systems, bottling machines, coolers, warmers, and ice makers. “Our mission is to push the application of drinking […]

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Massive Machines: The World’s Bestselling Bulldozers

Shantui Construction Machinery Co. says that it “provided much of the muscle that helped give rise to China’s spectacular economic development in recent decades.” A leading manufacturer of bulldozers, road machinery, and industrial vehicles, Shantui was well positioned to take advantage of the real estate explosion of the 2000s. And as China’s skylines flourished ever […]

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Celestica Teams Connect with PTC Windchill PDMLink

In 2004, electronics manufacturing giant Celestica opened its design service center in Shanghai, China. The center offers full product development services for any company that wants to turn ideas into winning products. The Shanghai Design Services Center specializes in product design for blade servers, storage systems, wired and wireless communication systems and consumer applications. Celestica’s core […]

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R&D Results “More Reliable” with PTC Creo and PTC Windchill

You may already know that China consumes more petroleum than it extracts from within its own borders. In fact, in fall 2013, the country became the world’s largest importer of crude, surpassing US numbers for the first time ever. What might surprise you is that the country is a significant producer of oil too. Until […]

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Longwall Coal Mining with ZML and PTC Creo

If you haven’t been in a coal mine lately, you might be surprised at how sophisticated, innovative, and highly automated the process has become.  About 60% of the world’s coal is extracted using a method called “longwall mining.” At the heart of  longwall mining are three basic components: A tight row of hydraulic roof supports, […]

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Innovation Gains Steam in China


Few would argue that China has become the world’s leader in manufacturing, due largely to its lower labor wages and enormous pool of workers. That’s only one side of the manufacturing dominance equation, however. Due in part to a corporate culture steeped in tradition and hierarchy, China has been sorely lacking in innovation. This, however, […]

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U.S. Manufacturing Not Dead, just Changing

US Manufacturing

To borrow a phrase from Mark Twain, tales of the demise of U.S. manufacturing have been greatly exaggerated. Yes, times have been tough. Yes, the U.S. economy has been stuck in the doldrums of an oppressive, multi-year recession. And, yes, the manufacturing industry, once the foundation of the U.S. economy, has experienced a decline never […]

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Onshoring: Legitimate Trend or Wishful Thinking?


Over the past few decades, manufacturers have moved much of their production overseas to factories in lower-cost regions, such as China, Mexico, and India, to reap the benefits of lower wages and materials. Over the past two decades, the U.S. has lost nearly six million manufacturing jobs, while workers employed by U.S.-based companies in low-cost […]

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China’s Adoption of PLM Technology Reflects Competitive Ambitions


Despite several back-to-back years of worldwide recession, the economy of China is still booming. Partially stabilized by the government’s heavy investment in infrastructure (30% increase over previous year) and the increasing needs of its own domestic market, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of China grew 8.7% in 2009 despite a brutal global recession. As part […]

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Competing with China: How to Level the Playing Field in Product Design


The combination of increased globalization and worldwide competition has pushed product design into becoming a price-sensitive commodity, increasingly subject to outsourcing to developing companies overseas. In a previous post, we talked about how the number of product design centers in China is booming due to the plentiful supply of cheap design talent, low manufacturing costs, […]

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