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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.

Pushing Simulation through the Value Pyramid

It’s the perennial question: Who does what?

Let’s say you design industrial machinery, such as the device that shapes a potato chip, or a bottle capper, or, as Geoff Hedges recently profiled, a Wave Machine. A significant part of your job is designing the machine so that it’s efficient, it’s cost-effective to operate, and it produces a high-quality end product. Does simulation also fit into your job description?

Boston Engineering Brings Robotic Tuna to Life with PTC Solutions

While it’s true that the mechanical engineering field is full of talented designers, more often than not, nature trumps our best efforts. Consider the tuna fish.

A tuna can cruise at about 60 mph, turn 180°, and then accelerate to about 22 mph in less than two lengths of its own body.

Design Validation and Reviews: Empowering the Review Team

In the typical design validation and review process, more than half of participants aren’t CAD experts. That’s not surprising as stakeholders come from everywhere, like manufacturing, marketing, and even customer offices—each with his or her own unique background and goals.

What is surprising, though, is how we fail to accommodate those team members effectively.

Free Webinar Series: Learn the Benefits of PTC Simulation Solutions

Problems found earlier in the design process reduce development costs and save time. See how simulating the performance of your design early and often can reduce physical prototyping and enable you to make better design decisions.

In just 25 minutes, see how PTC’s simulation solutions can help you accurately:

Dallara Automobili: Why It’s Not Enough to Be a Great Designer

“You can be in love with designing things,” says Luca Pignacca, chief designer at Dallara Automobili.  “It is more difficult to be in love with organization.”

Exactly. That’s why we enjoy images of a nicely rendered racecar more than, say, a screenshot of a nicely managed database.

“Nonetheless,” Pignacca warns, “you can be the best designer in the world—your design can be perfect—but if it’s not organized, it’s finished.”

The Rise of the Simulation and Test Executive

Aren’t inter-departmental politics fun? They occur in any organization when resources are few. And since the economic downturn and executive’s turn towards cost control strategies, budgets have been rare resources indeed.

In this post, we’ll look at how the often conflicted relationship between simulation and test is taking a friendlier turn, especially under a rising new type of executive.

The Traditional Conflict between Simulation and Test
So what’s the beef between simulation and test?

Larsen & Toubro ETS Shares Designs Downstream with PTC Creo View MCAD

Just downstream from product design, you find tooling. Whether in your building or on the other side of the world, the tool makers share a lot of the same challenges as design engineers. They worry about form, materials, forces, and motion. And just like design engineers, they work closely with other teams—like manufacturing, assembly, and often external suppliers for machine tools, standard tooling components, etc.

A quick introduction to PTC Creo Simulate

What’s that? You’re still a bit new to PTC Creo Simulate? Well here’s some information to help you get to know the technology a little better:

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