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When Concrete Fails: How a Humble Rubber Pad Keeps Rail Travel Safe

Concrete Railroad measure

When you think about it, using concrete for railroad ties makes a lot of sense. Concrete doesn’t rot, it can keep a heavy steel rail stable, and it’s more environmentally friendly than the alternative (creosote-soaked wood). Plus, it doesn’t catch fire. Image: “Concrete sleeper 1638” by Walter Siegmund So why don’t we use it everywhere? […]

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Molinari Designs Safe and Lasting Trains with PTC Creo

Trains and other rolling stock take an especially long time to get from concept design to rolling down the tracks. Even the simplest boxcar needs shock absorbers, brake systems, and high-quality manufacturing to ensure safety and durability. Changing customer requirements and newer, better technologies add to the timeline, too. To make products cost effective and […]

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It’s the End of the Line for You, 2D

Check this out: Railways aren’t just a “thing” of the 19th century. They date to as far back as 1515, when people used wooden railways and a hemp rope to haul loads. Pretty archaic and two-dimensional wouldn’t you say? Surprisingly, companies are still living life in 2D. When German private railway company, Rail Transport Service […]

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PTC CAD with PDM Speed Product Development by 30%

JSC Dneprovagonmash is a company based in the Ukraine that recently celebrated its 85th birthday. Despite years of economic upheaval in the region, the company has emerged as a leading manufacturer of rail cars, with a catalog of more than 150 models of “vagon” (or “вагон” in Cyrillic). Worldwide Industrial Strength Rail If you pay […]

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