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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Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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