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How Design Reuse Will Take Us to Mars: Inside Orion and Space Launch System

When the United States retired its space shuttle program in 2011, it marked the end of a 30-year commitment to low earth orbital space travel. Since 1981, space shuttles had flown missions to launch satellites, conduct low-gravity experiments, and build the international space station, all 200 miles or so above the earth.  Now, NASA said, […]

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Customers Make the Move to PTC Windchill 10

PTC’s Will Kohler knows just about everything about PTC Windchill. His official title is Senior Vice President of Product Management, but many customers know him as a long-time PTC Windchill product manager. I recently asked him about the feedback he’s hearing as customers upgrade to PTC Windchill 10, as well as the benefits of upgrading […]

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Designing Clean Lightweight Diesel Engines with PTC Creo

India produces the third highest emissions in the world, next to only China and the United States. But while U.S. and European regulations are becoming more and more stringent, Indian standards have remained several years behind. Particulates fill the air from the burning of biomass  (like farm fields), fuel adulteration, and vehicle emissions. And it […]

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Toy Maker Creates 2.7 Billion Playmobil People With PTC Solutions

Germany’s largest toy company, Geobra Brandstatter (maker of Playmobil), is celebrating its 40th birthday this year. But the colorful family of interchangeable, clip-grip, helmet-haired models shows no sign of old age. Over 2.7 billion little plastic people have been made since 1974. The company started with just three figures: a knight, an American Indian, and […]

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Bicycle Components Maker Streamlines Product Teams with PTC Windchill

In 1990, a Japanese giant that dominated 85% of the market effectively locked up the bicycle component business. From the drivetrain to the wheels, Bike Magazine writes, “Most bikes were little more than a steel or aluminum pony used to showcase Shimano’s parts.” That didn’t worry a startup called SRAM. The Chicago-based company had a […]

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Aberdeen Reveals BOM Management Tips for SMBs

Aberdeen Research has conducted a study which shows that increasing complexity tends to complicate and delay product development processes. The top performing companies – or the Best-in-Class — were almost 40% more likely to be using a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system to enable BOM (Bill of Materials) business processes. The study, which is entitled […]

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Raytheon Talks about the Importance of Leadership

PTC customer Raytheon knows a lot about defense systems and a lot about the challenges that come with managing a large company that spans 39 geographical locations. And at Raytheon, the successful management of product and design data across those locations depends on PTC’s flagship product lifecycle management (PLM) solution, PTC Windchill. But technology is […]

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Toyota Conquers Product Development Challenges with PTC Creo

Toyota Motor Corporation has been a loyal and successful user of PTC solutions for the last twelve years, according to Koichi Shimizu, the General Manager of Digital Simulations in the automobile company’s Engineering Management division. The company plans to upgrade to PTC Creo 3.0 this summer, including PTC Creo Parametric, PTC Creo Layout, PTC Mathcad […]

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PDM Capabilities: The Right Fit for Small Organizations

Chad Jackson, Lifecycle Insights

Technology can be a powerful thing. But is it always a good fit for every organization? The proposed advantages and benefits may sound appealing, but sometimes new tech can actually introduce more bureaucracy and disruption than it solves. In today’s post, I’ll look at what aspects of PLM and PDM systems make sense for smaller […]

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