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Dallara Automobili: Why It’s Not Enough to Be a Great Designer

“You can be in love with designing things,” says Luca Pignacca, chief designer at Dallara Automobili.  “It is more difficult to be in love with organization.” Exactly. That’s why we enjoy images of a nicely rendered racecar more than, say, a screenshot of a nicely managed database. “Nonetheless,” Pignacca warns, “you can be the best […]

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Profits from Processes at Actiw Systems with PTC Solutions

Often, when we talk about product development, we focus on the design cycle—from idea to manufacturing. We know most product lifecycle costs are committed during the design phase, and so product development designers and engineers generally add design for manufacturing and assembly to their long list of concerns. What we don’t talk about much is […]

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Emer SpA Turns Engines Green with PTC Solutions

Since I’m on the subject of green energy this week, I want to tell you about a PTC customer that’s making it easier to adapt to cleaner, alternative fuels. Emer SpA, based in Brescia, Italy, designs and manufactures the parts OEMs need to convert their gasoline-powered automobiles and trucks to use compressed natural gas (CNG). […]

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Making Solar Energy Useful with Fronius and PTC Solutions

Solar energy is one of the cornerstones of green energy. It’s free. It’s limitless. It’s clean. The main problem with it (besides cloudy days) is that it delivers its power as direct current (DC), just like a battery. Most significant appliances, the ones you plug into a wall, feed on alternating current (AC). And in […]

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Dabel Group Responds to Global Challenges with PTC Solutions

The Dabel Group knows something about competition. Back in the mid-2000s, the thriving Spanish manufacturer lost a major client when the OEM decided to move its air freshener subcontract to China. Dabel reacted quickly. “We had to think of a solution that would allow us to adapt to this new situation,” said company president, José […]

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Making the Machines That Make the Machines at DMG MORI with PTC Creo

When you talk to Michael Trenkle, mechanical engineer, about his automatic tool changer design, it’s easy to lose yourself in the details.  He’ll tell you about speed and accuracy down to the micron, and about how he ensures his subassembly interfaces with others in this 5000-part 3D model. He’ll describe the challenges of laying out […]

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Alcon: Empowering Teams with PTC Creo View MCAD

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According to its website, Alcon’s mission is to provide innovative products that enhance quality of life by helping people see better. It’s a clear and noble vision, and one the company carries all over the world. But if you’re involved in health care and manufacturing, you know how things can bog down behind the scenes. […]

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Award-Winning Beer, 200-Year Old Brewery, KHS and PTC Creo

The master brewer at Hirsch Brewery, part of the charming family business in Tuttlingen, Germany, cherishes the old ways–the recipes, the craft, the local spring water, and the carefully selected traditional ingredients. But Thorsten Jauch knows it takes a modern, top-of-the-line packaging system to ensure your Weissbier retains its balanced malty sweetness when you’re ready to […]

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Almatec Protects the World’s Infrastructure with PTC Solutions

Utility cabinets line streets and alleys all over the world. They house equipment for traffic lights, power companies, and telecommunication. And despite their plain, boxy appearance, they require a lot of engineering consideration. For example, how will the color of cabinet heat up the interior when hit with direct sunlight? As most engineers know, light […]

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Designing Fun into the Kitchen with PTC Creo

Marketers at Kuhn Rikon will tell you that the company strives to create cookware that is both innovative and fun. But when you see a curvy red polka-dotted potato peeler in the catalog, you begin to suspect the industrial designers are the ones having the most fun. They create products like spatulas, grinders, and corn […]

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