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Designing Innovative Floodwater Defences for Tunnels with PTC Creo

You’re an engineer and a raging storm is heading to your town. A tidal surge is inevitable. Your job is to protect the subway from flooding. What are your ideas? You might think about a better drainage system and pumps. Maybe floodgates. But it’s all too little, too late, and too expensive. The winds are […]

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Airam and PTC Bring Light Back to a Design Legend

Since 1921, Helsinki’s Airam has been lighting up Finland. The company started out manufacturing bulbs and repairing old broken incandescent lamps (an especially useful service during the resource-scarce war years). Since then, it’s added products to its catalog, including batteries, thermos flasks, and even wire. In the early 1950s, the innovative company wowed the world […]

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A Blind Rivet for Every Situation with VVG Fasteners and PTC

Alfred Honsel was the kind of a guy who finds a niche and runs with it. During the Great Depression, he launched a business producing pots and pans in Fröndenberg, Germany.  The cookware was probably adequate enough, but that wasn’t what sparked his imagination. Rather, it was the rivets that fixed the handles to the […]

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Breaking Rock, Packing Earth with RamBooms and PTC

At one time, breaking rocks in the hot sun was the stuff of chain gangs. Now, it’s the stuff of hydraulic hammers. From diamond mines to gravel quarries, you’ll find these heavy-duty piston and chisel assemblies working at the end of booms as mine operators make little rocks out of the big rocks. The principle […]

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PTC in High Tech: Helping Charm Engineering Fix Big Screens

You’ve probably noticed that flat panel TVs are expanding. Only a few years ago, it seemed like we’d never want for anything more than our 32-inch LCD TVs. Today, they seem a bit puny. Many of us have already put that TV in the guest room, and upscaled to a 50+ incher. And just when […]

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CNB Yachts Manages Million-Dollar Boat Designs with PTC Windchill PDMLink

“We are dream makers,” says Paul Rampini, General Manager at CNB Yachts. From a shipyard in Bordeaux, France, he and his team produce multi-million dollar sailboats that are considered among the finest in the world. Watch the company’s CNB 76’ slice through the ocean, with its towering sails and clean, white hull, and you can’t […]

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PTC in High Tech: UbiQuoss Brings 10 Gigabit Connectivity Home

While you sit in front of your computer with a 10 Megabit per second (Mbps) connection, waiting to buffer that “must see” YouTube video, consider this: In South Korea, they’re already delivering speeds of 1 gigabit per second (Gbps). That’s about 100 times faster than your connection. And now they’re working to reach 10 gigabits. […]

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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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Red Earth Systems Right-Sizes Design Environment with PTC Solutions

The gas gauge in your car hasn’t changed much over the decades. In the tank, there’s a float, a metal rod, and a rheostat that ultimately mediates a current sent to the instrument panel behind the steering wheel. Same as always. The fuel monitoring in your commercial airliner, on the other hand, has advanced considerably. […]

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