The Evolution of the Digital Thread in Manufacturing

We hear a lot about the digital thread in manufacturing, but it isn’t always clear exactly what is meant by the term, why it’s important, or even how it came to pass. Here’s a primer with everything you need to know about the evolution and importance of the digital thread in manufacturing. […]

2022-03-23T11:36:26-08:00March 23rd, 2022|Manufacturing, PLM, Uncategorized, Windchill|

Exploring the PLM Digital Thread: How PLM Orchestrates the Digital Thread

Most manufacturers are working on creating an effective, easily sustainable, and accurate digital thread, but they don’t always know where to start. It can be especially confusing as there are usually multiple enterprise solutions in place, and each claims it should have the lead role in the digital thread. […]

2021-10-26T14:08:04-08:00October 26th, 2021|PLM, Uncategorized, Windchill|

What is Open Services Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) and Why Should You Care?

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about OSLC, and all the noise may have left you wondering about what OSLC is and why you should care. So here’s a primer with all the information you need.

2021-08-26T12:10:10-08:00August 25th, 2021|Manufacturing, PLM, Uncategorized, Windchill|

Digital Transformation 2019 Trends: Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

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 […]

2020-01-11T15:35:06-08:00December 18th, 2018|Manufacturing, Uncategorized|

Mark Two Software

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 […]

2020-01-11T15:35:37-08:00April 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

PTC and System Architecture Design

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 […]

2020-01-11T15:35:50-08:00May 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|


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.

Despite a high-profile client list, they still face strong competition from low-cost machine shops. To remain cost and time effective, they rely on

2020-01-11T15:35:50-08:00May 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The PTC Creo Installation Roadmap

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 […]

2020-01-11T15:35:50-08:00April 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|

PTC Simulate

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.

2020-01-11T15:35:50-08:00April 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|