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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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Sonova Streamlines Global Product Development with PTC

Around one billion people in the world today cannot hear well, yet the great majority of them never get a hearing aid.  Sonova aims to change that. Sonova is a hearing health provider founded in 1947 in Staefa, Switzerland. Over the years, it’s grown to a billion dollar company with offices in 90 countries. The […]

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Dettwiler Metallbau Chooses PTC Creo Over HiCAD and SolidWorks

“I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming,” wrote crime author Agatha Christie on turning 50 years old. “Suddenly you find that a whole new life has opened before you.” The same could be said for Dettwiler Metallbau, a Swiss sheet metal and welding company. On its 50th anniversary, Dettwiler reevaluated its CAD software, and a […]

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Atlas Copco: Bringing Up Water to Rural India

In India’s cities and villages, drinking and irrigation water can be difficult to access. Infrastructure across villages may not be up to date or well managed, and the nearest distribution site may require travel or, in the case of truck deliveries, waiting in line. Furthermore, many households rely on several sources of for their water, […]

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Appliance Maker Adds 25% Cushion to Design Cycle with PTC Creo and PTC Windchill

First and foremost, Guangzhou Wanbao wants you to be comfortable. Is your bath water warm enough? Is it getting stuffy in this room? Need more ice in your drink? Wanbao is on it. China-based Guangzhou Wanbao specializes in household appliances, air conditioners, and water heaters. With $143 million in capital, six production sites, and more […]

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Producing Cool Millions with PTC

The equipment in China’s restaurant kitchens is much like that everywhere else– stainless steel refrigerators, cold workstations, ice machines, etc. So to stand out in the business, manufacturer Guangdon Xingxing Refrigeration Equipment Co., Ltd. makes sure its operations are impeccable. The company, based in Foshan: Enlists an R&D team to innovate and adopt new technologies. […]

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Narae Nanotech: Design Approval Comes 67% Faster with CAD and PDM

You’ve probably never heard of Narae Nanotech. But by 2030, the company thinks you, and everybody else, will know its name. Well, at least everybody interested in electronic displays. It’s all part of the 20-year plan. The ambitious Yongin, South Korean manufacturer of coating and printing equipment for display technology (think smart phone screens) is […]

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