Product Showcase Blog

Windchill 10.0's Public Debut

Software and Hardware Publish Date: May 11, 2011
It is true that PTC has been talking up the ballyhooed Windchill 10.0 release for some time. But the company officially took the wraps off the new platform at an online event this week and by all...

Titanium Alloy Edges Out PEEK for a Custom Cranial Implant

Materials and Assembly Publish Date: May 11, 2011
One of the hot materials for medical implants is PEEK (polyetheretherketone). There was a whole track devoted to PEEK at the Medical Design and Manufacturing Conference held in Anaheim, CA,...

Ancient Secrets Revealed with the Aid of Motion Control

Automation and Control Publish Date: May 10, 2011
Have you heard of synchrotron X-rays before? Kudos to you if you had, but it was a new term for me. For those of you in the same boat as I was until just recently, synchrotron X-rays are a type of...

Help Wanted On Factory Floor

Electronics and Test Publish Date: May 9, 2011
Even with unemployment at 9 percent, manufacturers are struggling to find enough skilled workers, says an intriguing story in Friday’s Wall Street Journal.The newspaper cites three reasons for...

Sneak Peak at Solid Edge ST4

Software and Hardware Publish Date: May 8, 2011
Siemens PLM Software  used the PLM World user conference to give a finely controlled, sneak peak at its forthcoming Solid Edge ST4 update, hoping the slew of new features would generate a little...

Connecting Wired and Wireless Fieldbus

Automation and Control Publish Date: May 6, 2011
The deployment of wireless networks to connect widely separated, often difficult-to-reach instruments in process facilities has proven over the past few years to be one of the leading edge...

Stratasys Acquires Major Player in Casting Market

Materials and Assembly Publish Date: May 6, 2011
Market leader Stratasys now has an even wider footprint in the 3-D printing space. The Minnesota-based company acquired Solidscape, Inc. for $38 million plus certain purchase price adjustments....

Devil Botz Update

Automation and Control Publish Date: May 2, 2011
As you may know, I’ve been following the FIRST Robotics Competition Team 2876 –  the Devil Botz — from Burlington High School in Burlington, MA, which is using PTC software to design its...

Annealling Boosts Tear Properties of PHB Bioplastic

Materials and Assembly Publish Date: May 2, 2011
Mirel bioplastic performs well as a film when annealed for two to three seconds after processing. New data on the PHB polymer was presented at the opening of the Annual Technical Conference...

Study Gives PLM Thumbs Up On Facilitating Innovation

Software and Hardware Publish Date: May 2, 2011
Innovation–it’s a recurring theme for everyone these days, from global CEOs across every industry to President Obama himself as companies and the United States economy look to carve out the...