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HDO Group and PTC Creo Create Surfaces Worthy of the World’s Most Discriminating Products

The HDO Group specializes in surfaces. Beautiful surfaces. The company creates die cast molds for zinc, magnesium, and aluminum. Then HDO machines, electroplates, grinds, and polishes the castings until the components are worthy of world-class product names, like Porsche, Jaguar, and Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte. Based in Paderborn, Germany, with satellite sites in Slovakia and the […]

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Amstel Engineering Improves Customer Collaboration with PTC Creo

Amstel Engineering, based in Amsterdam, is a full-service engineering firm that develops everything from shop fixtures to airplane parts. It’s the kind of company whose clients might want to work in Autodesk Inventor, Catia, NX, SolidWorks, or AutoCAD. And lately, many have been asking for work in PTC Creo. That’s why Amstel Engineering adopted the […]

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Behold! Tradinno!

Behold Tradinno! The fiercest beast ever created with PTC Creo! I’m calling that right now. At 50-feet long and 30-feet tall, this fire-breathing robotic dragon, sometimes called “Fanny,” weighs 11 tons and holds 8 liters of (fake) blood in its veins. Guinness Book of World Records says the mechatronic wonder is the biggest walking robot […]

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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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Fantom Abandons SolidWorks, Manages Large Assemblies with PTC Creo

At its heart, a vacuum cleaner is a straightforward device. An electric motor drives a fan, and the fan pushes air through an exhaust vent. Physics do the rest: the airflow creates a low-pressure region that, as you may recall from school, causes ambient air to rush into the void. And with that ambient air […]

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MA.IN. Engineering: Ready to Take on the World with PTC Creo

MA.IN. engineering designs earth-moving and agricultural equipment–products like hay balers, skid loaders, excavators, and drill machines. You can find their offices in San Marino, a tiny, independent country of 30,000 people known for its Medieval towers, layered wafer cakes, and commemorative stamps. But surrounding San Marino is Italian countryside. The Emilia-Romagna region grows Italy’s maize, […]

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Viktorikreins: From Opera Houses, Marine Cranes, to Oil Rigs with PTC Creo

In 2005, Viktorikreins (Trinity Crane Factory) opened its doors just outside Moscow. The vision was to start with sophisticated technology from the west, and accommodate whatever a customer needed—from design to delivery—davits, jibs, telescoping, overhead, electric, manual, or hydraulic. The earliest orders came from a construction company that needed to build reinforced concrete slabs. By […]

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VAX: Managing Teeny Tiny Dust Mites and Large Assemblies

Not to freak you out, but there are probably hundreds of thousands of dust mites living in your furniture and your rug right now. This minute. If there’s a warm humid home and lots of fluffy bedding for their microscopic spider-like bodies, they’re swarming all around you. Some people say that exposure to dust and […]

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Meritor: Nothing Without an Axle

“A big wheel is nothing without an axle”—Colonel Willard Rockwell In 1909, a new company, Timken Detroit Axle, opened its doors on Clark Street in Detroit, Michigan. The Model T was still in its infancy, and the high-wheel motor buggy was still popular on US roads. With a little good timing and a lot of […]

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LIG ADP Prepares for Bright Future with PTC Creo and PTC Windchill

Liquid crystal displays (LCDs) and organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) have revolutionized everything from your TV to your mobile phone. And unless you’re one of the last to still be using a blinking 40-pound CRT monitor, even your computer screen probably uses the technology. Characterized by two glass panels with an organic substance or two […]

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