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Bierens Brings Analysis Home with PTC Creo Simulate

Just as Michelangelo once said, “Every block of stone has a statue inside it,” Henk Meijer says, “In each piece of iron, a gear wheel is hidden.” He would know; Meijer is CEO at manufacturer Bierens, a company that’s been revealing those concealed cogs for more than 70 years. Based in the Netherlands, Bierens produces […]

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2015: Obligatory Predictions for the Year Ahead

It’s that time of year where journalists, writers, bloggers and pretty much everyone, puts together their obligatory list of what they see as being the trends, movements and predictions for the year ahead. Whether done by gazing into a crystal ball, reading the Tarot cards or looking at what’s filling their inbox on a daily […]

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UK’s Thinkable Builds Award-Winning Google Glass on Steroids

Motorola makes a hands-free computer headset, the HC1. Equipped with a camera over the right ear and a micro display screen on the left, the device uses Bluetooth or Wi-Fi technology so you can bring the whole Internet right up to your face. It can interpret voice commands, and with a built-in gyroscope, accelerometer, and […]

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Designing Locomotives for Global Markets with PTC Solutions

Last spring South African cargo company Transnet ordered 232 new diesel locomotives for its massive freight-carrying operation from CNR Dalian Locomotive. The new trains would need to be specially designed and equipped with enough muscle to haul freight, but at dimensions suitable for operation alongside South Africa’s existing electronic locomotives. Only a few weeks before, […]

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Tooling with PTC Creo: Szimikron Precision Technologies

The ball screw is an old invention that finds new applications with every generation. Engineers specify these deceptively simple mechanical devices anywhere they need efficient linear movement from rotational motion. You’ll find them in CNC machines, anti-lock brake systems, airplanes, and even robots. Compared to other methods for moving loads in a straight line, like […]

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Simulation at Work: SmartMetals

Even though our TVs are larger than ever, demand is growing for video walls—those arrays of monitors you see at stadiums, control centers, and airports, looming larger than any human that stands before them. There are a number of advantages to video walls. For example, the monitors can work together to show a large image, […]

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Simulation at Work: Benchmade Knife Company

We’ve written about Benchmade Knife Company on this blog in the past. The company uses PTC solutions to design the knives and safety tools that hobbyists, military, and emergency responders rely on in the field. But let’s look a little closer at why a company like Benchmade might use PTC simulation solutions. More Mechanisms From an […]

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Simulation at Work: Hensley Industries

Hensley Industries is a perfect candidate for PTC Creo simulation tools. The company specializes in attachments and wear parts for earth-moving equipment, such as that used in mining, construction, trenching, and reclamation. Think about the bucket on an excavator. After scooping up enough rocks, the teeth on the bucket wear down to nubs and have […]

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Simulation at Work: GE Healthcare

A little over a week ago, the US Food and Drug Administration gave the green light to GE Healthcare’s new imaging product, the Revolution CT. Like a typical computed tomography scan machine (more commonly called a “CT scan”), the Revolution uses X-rays to capture cross-section images of a body. But now it does it faster, with […]

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Jang Lih Speeds Design with PTC Creo to Meet Growing Export Demand

Exports in Taiwan are on the upswing, says last week’s Wall Street Journal. In fact, orders grew nearly 2% compared to March 2013, dramatically exceeding the newspaper’s forecasts of 0.1% for the period. And compared to February of this year, demand for exports grew 30% in March! That’s great news for PTC user Jang Lih. […]

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