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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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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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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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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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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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Three Good Reasons to Invest in Bundles Now

Buying CAD software as a bundle that includes discounted companion software and add-ons can jumpstart a company’s product development cycle and save money. We’ve talked several times on this blog about that recently. Unfortunately, business teams outside of design and engineering may need some more convincing. Management, finance, and procurement often prefer less upfront investment, […]

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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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Vectus Helps Travelers Go the Last Mile with PTC

Do you live right next to the airport or the train station? Most of us don’t. So when we get home from a trip, or even work, we’re faced with what transportation specialists call the “last mile.” We abandon clean, convenient modern transportation and find our car in a large lot, hail a taxi, or […]

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Simulations Conducted Within CAD Systems Are Faster, Research Finds

I have always wondered if any advantage that CAD provides to the simulation process could be quantified. Naturally, one would assume that CAD does, in fact, offer some value to simulation efforts. But to my knowledge, that has never been verified. In an effort to solve this mystery, I included several questions on this topic […]

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