PTC, long known for high-end CAD systems, has been pushing Pro ENGINEER and its suite of CAD integration products to small and medium size firms for two years through resellers. CEO C. Richard (Dick) makes PTC's case amid stiff competition from low end CAD vendors. PTC, taking a page from Alibre's playbook, is offering a free trial version of Pro/E. DN editor in chief John Dodge is the interviewer.
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Sales of semiconductors, interconnects, and other electronic components in North America were flat through the second quarter of 2015, reflecting a pattern that’s been repeating itself for several years.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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