Thomas Built Buses, a subsidiary of Daimier Truck North America, has engineers that design all types of vehicles: school buses, blood mobiles, and even correctional transport are all part of their product lines. Their company website says it best: “We’re committed to building buses that give you peace of mind day after day, mile […]
Blue Star, an India-based company, started manufacturing ice candy machines more than 70 years ago. As time passed, though, the company realized that their strengths didn’t lie in children’s candy — it was in vapor compression cycles.
The vapor compression cycle is a four-step approach to cooling used in refrigerators, freezers, and central air conditioners. Today, Blue Star is active in all of these markets.
The engineering principles behind electronic books that replicate the “ink on paper” aesthetic have existed for centuries. The idea is simple: clay particles suspended in water disperse when a constant electric field is applied to the fluid.
In the 1990s, engineers at MIT discovered a way to keep the particles from clumping together. Using small capsules […]
The ball screw is one of those ancient inventions that gets put through new paces each generation. It’s a deceptively simple, highly effective mechanical device that enables efficient linear movement from rotational motion. It’s utilized in devices like anti-lock brake systems, airplanes, CNC machines, and even robots.
Ball screws are much more efficient ways of moving […]
Creating a light fixture raises questions for any first time designer who’s good at what they do. Aesthetic questions, like shape and material; where and how the fixture will be used; and the control systems and sensors that manage the fixture are all relevant factors.
On top of these design and usage questions, you have to […]
Looking at a CNC machine while it’s running is oddly transfixing. Its quiet hum on the shop floor masks the complicated slots and pockets it mills with incredible accuracy and speed.
Those versions known as “machine centers” are even capable of changing their own tools — letting parts go through multiple steps without the need for […]
You probably think of complex electronic components when you consider the best use cases for Creo design suite. But there’s something else essential to the everyday smartphone that requires hardcore design time: its case.
Janus Precision Components, a company headquartered in Guangdong Province, China, helps create protective cases for a number of smartphones. Their […]
To accompany the recent release of Creo 3.0, the PTC University Exchange has posted over 100 new tutorials that demonstrate the new features in the updated CAD software. If you’re looking to get the most out of your upgraded software, start with these five popular PTC tutorials. Free registration is required.
What do you think of when you hear “Istanbul?” Does the intersection of East and West, of Europe and Asia, of culture and language, come to mind? Do you think of a city deeply spiced with history and tradition?
All of those are still applicable today, but the last three decades have brought a new kind […]
Most engineers don’t claim Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix and Keith Richards as their inspiration. But then, most engineers aren’t Aristides Poort.
Even though he began playing the guitar at 12, Poort followed a very different path from his idols. Instead of trying to become a rock star, he studied civil engineering at the Technical University of […]