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Experts Explore PTC Creo Design Exploration Extension in New Webinar Series

PTC just announced a new series of webinars that demonstrate the PTC Creo Design Exploration Extension (DEX). This add-on, released in PTC Creo 3.0, provides a place within PTC Creo Parametric where you can explore and save design alternatives, without committing any changes to the original model.

How a 3-Pound Airplane Just Boosted Farm Production

Until recently, if you were a farmer who wanted to know how productive your land was, you might use a sophisticated mix of GPS technology and sensors mounted on your combine to measure the grain coming off your field in the fall. With this approach, you could tell within a few feet just where the soil is most fertile, where the seeder failed, or where you might need some extra amendment. There’s just one flaw in the whole system—you can’t fix anything until next year.

How a 3-Pound Airplane Just Boosted Farm Production

Until recently, if you were a farmer who wanted to know how productive your land was, you might use a sophisticated mix of GPS technology and sensors mounted on your combine to measure the grain coming off your field in the fall. With this approach, you could tell within a few feet just where the soil is most fertile, where the seeder failed, or where you might need some extra amendment. There’s just one flaw in the whole system—you can’t fix anything until next year.

It’s High Time To Get Multidisciplinary Collaboration Right in 2015

The New Year is always a time of reflection with promises made to set the bar high and readily embrace change. If the start of 2015 is any indication, engineers should gear up for some pretty serious transformation as fast-moving trends like increasingly smarter products and the ubiquity of mobile devices shake up traditional design practices and usher in new paradigms for innovation.

NASA Tech Briefs: VINCENT Systems Prosthetics Give Patients A New Feel For Life

“Although crude prosthetic hands have been available for many years, in recent decades, technological advances have made possible artificial hands that offer an ever-wider range of grips and movements. The newest versions, sometimes called bionic hands, use sophisticated electronics and software in an attempt to more closely mimic a wider range of the hand’s natural capabilities.

When Robots Fail: A Minnesota School Learns Engineering’s Most Important Lesson

Early last year, a group of high school students wheeled a robot into a packed arena in Duluth, Minnesota. They were bringing to competition a device they had spent months designing and engineering. What they didn’t know yet was that by the end of the first round, their machine would be in pieces all over the floor.

How Design Reuse Will Take Us to Mars: Inside Orion and Space Launch System

When the United States retired its space shuttle program in 2011, it marked the end of a 30-year commitment to low earth orbital space travel. Since 1981, space shuttles had flown missions to launch satellites, conduct low-gravity experiments, and build the international space station, all 200 miles or so above the earth.  Now, NASA said, it would no longer haul our astronauts or our experiments for those jobs, deferring instead to commercial carriers or other countries’ space programs.

In Case You Missed It: The Most Read Blogs in December

It’s time for our roundup of last month’s most popular blog articles—this time with a slight twist. Instead of counting down the top 5, we’re counting down the top 6. Why? Because 5th and 6th place were so close, we couldn’t stand to play favorites.

Peruse last month’s countdown of popular posts, and make sure there’s nothing you missed:

In Case You Missed It: The Most Read Blogs in December

It’s time for our roundup of last month’s most popular blog articles—this time with a slight twist. Instead of counting down the top 5, we’re counting down the top 6. Why? Because 5th and 6th place were so close, we couldn’t stand to play favorites.

Peruse last month’s countdown of popular posts, and make sure there’s nothing you missed:

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.

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