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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NASA and Boeing developed a huge, carbon composite cryogenic fuel tank for deep space missions, and started testing it last month. The 18-ft cryotank will enable heavy-lift launch vehicles to send both humans and robots into deep space.
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