As we near the end of 2018, many companies have started looking at the new manufacturing trends 2019 will usher in. Most of the changes will fall into the broad category of digital transformation; however, digital transformation in manufacturing requires multiple interlocking factors and technologies that each reinforce and enhance the impact of […]
Since it debuted on the market, the Mark Two 3D printer has been redefining what people expect from 3D printed objects.
The MarkForged machine prints nylon parts, which can be reinforced with three types of material: carbon fiber, Kevlar, and fiberglass. This allows users to create working prototypes and high-quality end-use products – a huge […]
According to DARPA, “Product definition during the first 15% of its lifecycle determines 85% of all downstream lifecycle costs.” In other words, the initial steps you take to design a product significantly influence how much time you spend designing it – and how well it performs on the market.
Increasingly complex software within products is making […]
Metalltechnik Vils is an Austria-based manufacturing business that’s been around for more than 100 years. They specialize in producing precision parts according to drawings and complete assemblies, including electrical and hydraulic systems.
Once relegated to the design or engineering team, CAD has become a tool for virtually every section of a company. These days, CAD can be used to:
- Generate schematics for service manuals
- Create visuals for advertising campaigns
- Populate parts databases
- Collaborate with component suppliers and customers
Once you start thinking of your […]
Physical prototyping can lead to missed deadlines, overstretched budgets and overdue projects. Engineers can use PTC Creo Simulate’s product performance simulations to overcome these issues. With this software, they can accommodate the design based on the information gleaned, without needing an FEA background.
As you may know, Heartbleed is a serious exploitation of OpenSSL. It became public April 7, 2014. Windchill customers are most likely using OpenSSL as part of their secure web encryption. The good news is the version of OpenSSL that we ship with PTC-supplied versions of Apache for Windchill (0.9.8) is […]
From June 15-18, PTC Live Global will be taking place in Boston, MA. No other event in the world offers the sheer number of tips, tricks, and best practices, hands-on product training, glimpses at future products, and outstanding presentations by engineering professionals at the top of their game. We'll be there, and we hope to see you there!
A unified CAD strategy – one that unites all in-house design work under one CAD package – can save companies a ton on IT, support and hardware. As Jim Brown, the president of Tech-Clarity, said, “Consolidating on a single CAD system helps enable design and component reuse and promotes better collaboration among engineers.”
Since 2011, many […]