PTC announced that several customers have recently expanded use of their Creo® suite of computer-aided design (CAD) software. These companies hail from diverse backgrounds in technology, engineering, retail and transportation, and all leverage the PTC CAD software to improve their product design and development process.
For global sheet metal fabricators, the customers – automotive OEMs and retailers – have shown an increased spending pattern across the globe. The international sheet metal fabrication service market is projected to grow at CAGR of 1.4% between 2017 and 2025. The report also points towards the fact that bending, cutting and punching operations are likely to be the most extensively used operations on the shop floor.
The unique technology combination of laser deposition welding by means of powder nozzle and milling on the LASERTEC 65 3D is an innovative, generative manufacturing process which enables complex geometries and individualised components to be produced faster. In particular, large components up to 500 mm diameter can be manufactured quickly and efficiently with this hybrid solution. Flexible switching between laser machining and milling also enables component segments which are no longer accessible on the finished part to be machined directly.
1998 was a great year for technology. Apple launched the iMac, the first MP3 player hit store shelves, Game Boy was offered in color and a little-known search engine named Google hit the World Wide Web. Luckily gas was $1.06 per gallon in the United States, so at least you had a chance at affording some of these amazing new devices.
When SOLIDWORKS® 95 was introduced it revolutionized the way engineers and designers created products. One of the company’s original missions was to put easy-to-use, but powerful 3D CAD on every engineer’s desktop. At the time the idea was radical; 3D CAD was expensive and required specialized hardware. SOLIDWORKS cut the price from $40,000 to $4,000 and created a powerful program capable of running on a Windows® operating system. Fast forward a few decades and we know the approach was a great success.