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MRC PTC: Creo Simulate Customers Testinmonials

  1. 1. PTC’s Creo Simulate Customer Testimonials<br />Matthew S. Hoyt<br />Monday, August 1, 2011<br />
  2. 2. MRC & PTC Corporate Partnership<br />
  3. 3. AMST Focuses on Standardizing Product Development with PTC Solutions<br />© 2011PTC<br />AMST is an industry leader in simulation equipment for civil and military flight and pilot education. Approximately 100 employees plan, design, and build AMST’s complex equipment in Ranshofen and Braunau, Austria.<br /><ul><li>Efficient collaboration across all areas of product development in order to secure market advantage
  4. 4. Support from the proposal phase through assembly, including documentation and integration to SAPfor a universal process
  5. 5. Auditability and fulfillment of extensive regulations and documentation requirements
  6. 6. The end-to-end product development system from PTC enables the combination of innovation, budget and scheduling goals, and the 30-year product guarantee
  7. 7. Windchill PDMLink serves as the central hub for product development with integrated use of Creo Parametric, Creo Simulate, Arbortext, Creo NC, and numerous companion modules from a PTC reseller.
  8. 8. Complete change management for the product is fully transparent and auditable; this is a prerequisite for support of the 30-year guarantee
  9. 9. Automation of development, production, and documentation processes
  10. 10. Intense use in the proposal and design phases prepares for the rapid creation of representative, digital modules
  11. 11. Availability of product data for all departments, both internal and external</li></ul>Business Initiative<br />Solution<br />Result<br />“The pervasiveness of an integrated solution for all areas helps us not only to operate within ever stricter budget and time constraints, but also raises our competitiveness, most of all through achievement of the highest quality with increased innovation.” <br />Christian Baischer, CAD/PLM Administrator<br />
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  14. 14. PTC University Educates Bosch Rexroth Engineers in Advanced Nonlinear Contact and Bolt Simulation with Creo Simulate<br />© 2010PTC<br />Bosch Rexroth AG, headquartered in Lohram Main, Germany, is a developer, producer and supplier of drive and control technologies for hydraulic, electric, pneumatic or mechanical applications. In order to increase product quality in spite of reduced development time, the PTC University was charged with the further education in advanced contact and bolt analysis with Creo Simulate.<br /><ul><li>Bosch Rexroth requested on-site Creo Simulate (formerly Pro/ENGINEERMechanica) contact and bolt simulation workshops for their design and CAE engineers developing hydraulic equipment
  15. 15. PTC offered simulation workshops providing basic principles of bolt analysis, necessary software knowledge, typical application tasks and furthermore solutions for special customer examples
  16. 16. Acquired knowledge about the contact theory used in Creo Simulate and methods to assure numeric solution quality
  17. 17. Acquired solution roadmaps for typical bolt analysis tasks
  18. 18. Critical bolted designs can now be analyzed and optimized in Creo Simulate before prototypes are being built and tested</li></ul>Business Initiative<br />Solution<br />Result<br />One of the customer’s analysis tasks solved in Creo Simulate during the contact & bolt analysis workshop:<br />Above: Creo Parametric model of a hydraulic piston prepared for a detailed 2D axial symmetric contact analysis.<br />Right: Von Mises stress in the piston assembly when preloaded and pressurized.<br />“The Creo Simulate simulation training provided by PTC University exactly met what we needed: Solution methods in Creo Simulate for all types of bolted connections with different precision demands, starting from just obtaining force relations up to evaluating exact load and stress distributions in each single thread turn.”<br />Dipl.-Ing. Katja Mild, Group Leader R&D, Bosch Rexroth AG<br />Name<br />
  19. 19. PTC University Educates Carl Zeiss Engineers, Company-Wide, in Finite Element Analysis with Creo Simulate<br />© 2010PTC<br />Carl Zeiss, headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany, is one of the world-wide leading brands for nearly all types of optical instruments. The central Carl Zeiss Mechanical CAx Service Center provides support and further-education to the different subsidiaries like Carl Zeiss SMT (Semiconductor Technologies), Carl Zeiss IMT (Industrial Metrology), Carl Zeiss Optronics, Carl Zeiss Camera Lens Division, Carl Zeiss Medical Solutions, and much more.<br /><ul><li>The central Carl Zeiss Mechanical CAx Service Center charged PTC University with the further education of Carl Zeiss’ engineers in Creo Simulate (formerly Pro/ENGINEER Mechanica)
  20. 20. PTC University performs different out-of-the-box trainings on site (basic finite element analysis course, workshops for dynamic, thermal contact and bolt analysis). In these trainings, the opportunity to solve participant’s actual analysis tasks is offered.
  21. 21. Acquired skills in many different Creo Simulate analysis types that enable quick product analysis and optimization early in the development process
  22. 22. Solved analysis tasks for Carl Zeiss example models</li></ul>Business Initiative<br />Solution<br />Result<br />Different Carl Zeiss models analyzed in a MECHANICA basic course:<br />Left: Geometric nonlinear segment model of a flexible bellow under internal pressure (small image: half symmetric model); top right: Clamped sensor element with fasteners prepared for nonlinear contact analysis; bottom right: Movements of an actuated frame with leaf springs<br />“We have booked different Creo Simulate Finite Element classes provided by PTC University for several years. Through this training, we do not only obtain an excellent education for our design and simulation engineers, we also get valuable, on-the-fly advice and even solutions for analysis problems the participants bring along to the courses.” <br />Dipl.-Ing. Jürgen Wahl, Manager Mechanical CAx, Carl Zeiss AG <br />
  23. 23. Reinvesting in 3D CAD, CAE and PLM to Respond Quickly to Customers<br />© 2011PTC<br />Spirit of Thule<br />“To be the brand of choice for consumers around the world who want to transport their equipment by vehicles safely, easily and in style”<br /><ul><li>Thule Towing systems invested in licenses of Creo Parametric for three departments including Engineering, R&D, and Manufacturing Engineering
  24. 24. They invested in Creo Simulate licenses to be used during the design stages
  25. 25. To be able to control the data within the company they invested in Windchill PDMLink
  26. 26. To be able to use native CATIA models for their primary customers they invested in the Creo-CATIA interface
  27. 27. Able to put more detail in the technical solution for a better product over the long term
  28. 28. Drastic decrease of physical tests by 35% through use of Creo Simulate resulting in decrease of costs, leaving much more room to invest in better products.
  29. 29. Windchill reduces internal discussions and leaves time for better responses internally and externally.
  30. 30. Access to the latest knowledge and information.</li></ul>Business area: Towing Systems Europe Asia develops, produces and markets a complete range of towing systems and wiring kits. The products are mainly marketed under the Brink brand. Customers are leading European aftermarket companies. The business is based in Staphorst, Netherlands, and has seven production and sales facilities in Europe (Netherlands, UK, France, Germany, Denmark, Poland and Sweden). <br />Solution<br />Result<br />“With this software package we are able to fulfill the tough requirements of the worldwide automotive industry even better, and we are well prepared to meet future, challenging goals.”<br />Arnoud Margadant, Manager Research & Innovation <br />
  31. 31. Logitech Improves Design Quality and Efficiency with Consulting and Training from PTC Global Services<br />© 2010PTC<br />Logitech is an industry leader in the personal peripheral market, producing devices for PCs including keyboards, mice, gaming controllers and webcams. Logitech also produces home and PC speakers, headphones, wireless audio devices and audio devices for MP3 players and mobile phones.<br /><ul><li>Logitech’s design team needed to develop a method to find the relationship between design tolerance, structure and displacement with Pro/Engineer
  32. 32. PTC Global Services provided consulting services in the area of tolerance analysis methodology as well as Creo Mechanism Dynamics and Creo Simulate (formerly Mechanica) training and documentation
  33. 33. Processes improved: Detailed Design; Variant Design and Generation
  34. 34. Capabilities implemented: MCAD/CAE/CAM; MCAD Data Management
  35. 35. Improved advanced simulation skills
  36. 36. Shortened product design cycle time
  37. 37. Reduced development costs and increased product quality</li></ul>Business Initiative<br />Solution<br />Result<br />“The consulting and training services provided by PTC Global Services have made us more aware of Pro/ENGINEER’s powerful functions, which will help us design more efficiently.”<br />Aaron Lee, Senior Engineer, Logitech<br />
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  39. 39. PTC Global Services Improves the Image Quality and Shock Strength of a Carl Zeiss Image Conductor for the Periscope of the New German Puma IFV<br />© 2010PTC<br />Carl Zeiss Optronics GmbH, a member of the Carl Zeiss Group located in Oberkochen, Germany, develops and produces high-precision and robust opto-electronic systems for observation and defense purposes. For such products, advanced structural system analysis with the Finite Element Method is an integral part of the product development process.<br /><ul><li>Carl Zeiss Optronics is the prime contractor of the periscope of the new German Puma tank. PTC Global Services was charged with the design accompanying FEM system analysis and strength proof of this product. As one part of the periscope development, a new imageconductor had to be designed, analyzed and optimized
  40. 40. First, PTC created a simplified beam & shell structure of the initial image conductor design in Creo Simulate (formerly Mechanica) for a quick first system analysis and subsequent optimization steps. When the more detailed design was worked out, PTC built the dynamic system model directly on Carl Zeiss’ given Creo Parametric assembly data for final optimization and verification, including a powerful idealization of all important bolted connections within the image conductor
  41. 41. Improved dynamic behavior of the system led to a superior image quality which was proven in tests and under real service conditions
  42. 42. Increased shock strength was reached due to several design modifications at system, component and bolted connection level</li></ul>Business Initiative<br />Solution<br />Result<br />Top: The new German Puma Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)<br />Left: The new image conductor prepared for dynamic tests on a shaker table<br />Middle: Snapshot of deformation of the improved image conductor under sinusoidal dynamic loading (MECHANICA dynamic frequency analysis).<br />Right: The image conductor - realized hardware <br />Bottom left: Detailed idealization of bolted connections within the assembly allowing to estimate bending loads and to take into account gapping effects<br />“PTC Global Services gave us very important design support with the dynamic system analyses performed in their Mechanica Finite Element code. We received detailed information on which design improvements we had to introduce to fulfill the tough requirements for the optical system. The optimized conductor withstood all loadings in the system tests and delivers now top-notch image quality in real service mounted into the Puma IFV.” Oliver Römpp, Manager Ground Based Targeting and Fire Control Systems, Carl Zeiss Optronics GmbH <br />
  43. 43. CE Masters Uses Creo and Pro/INTRALINK to Develop Best In Class Products<br />© 2011PTC<br />CE Masters is a Dutch engineering company and is active in the field of mechanical productdevelopment and consultancy. The company has used PTC solutions since 1993 for their clients to solve a wide variety of mechanical design and engineering challenges.<br /><ul><li>CE Masters wanted to develop superior mechanical products by using their top-down design strategy as well as their Mechanical Analysis expertise, and also to improve their customers’ development processes
  44. 44. Working with a PTC Reseller, CE Masters adopted Creo Parametric,Creo Simulate (formerly Mechanica), and Pro/INTRALINK
  45. 45. Best-in-class mechanical product development by using the integrated PTC Solutions</li></ul>Business Initiative<br />Solution<br />Result<br />“Key for using PTC Solutions is the fact that the integrated PTC Solutions are able to support our Top-Down Design strategy for developing best in class products for our customers.”<br /> Sander de Regt, Business Leader, CE Masters<br />
  46. 46. Cumitas Decreases the Cost of Prototypes by 35% with Creo Parametric<br />© 2010PTC<br />Founded in 1986, Cumitas is a manufacturer of earth-moving machinery and industrial machinery<br /><ul><li>Migrate their Product Development System from 2D to 3D
  47. 47. Minimize production cost while maintaining high product quality
  48. 48. Displaced AutoCAD and benchmarked CATIA
  49. 49. INFOMA Group, an authorized PTC Reseller, deployed Creo Parametric and Creo Simulate to design, engineer and manufacture products all in one solution on screen
  50. 50. Creo Simulate is used to test and analyze products visually to detect problems before manufacturing the product
  51. 51. Decreased the cost of prototypes by 35%
  52. 52. Minimized production errors and caught them early and visually
  53. 53. Improved product quality with real-world performance and analysis </li></ul>Business Initiative<br />Solution<br />Result<br />
  54. 54. PTC Global Services Consulting Optimizes Space Station Parts for Astrium<br />© 2010PTC<br />Astrium, a subsidiary of EADS located in Bremen, Germany, is a space company focusing on international space programs. Astrium has developed many systems including the Spacelab for the U.S. Shuttle, Ariane rocket stages and the Columbus Orbital Facility.<br /><ul><li>Astrium needed a structural analysis and optimization of a leaf spring to be used for the International Space Station (ISS)
  55. 55. PTC Global Services Consulting modeled and analyzed the component in Creo Parametric and Creo Simulate and provided a detailed presentation and solution proposal to Astrium
  56. 56. Precisely located the overloaded areas in the initial design
  57. 57. Found and optimized the structure that will fulfill the requirements
  58. 58. Provided an optimized STEP model directly for the further Astrium design process</li></ul>Business Initiative<br />Solution<br />Result<br />“The excellent simulation and engineering knowledge provided by PTC Global Services has given us a sound solution for a critical part—and within an incredibly short time frame.”<br />Dr. Ingo Retat, System Engineer, Astrium<br />
  59. 59. PTC Global Services Consults ZF Test Systems in Advanced Dynamic Simulation with Creo Simulate and Mathcad<br />© 2010PTC<br />ZF Test Systems, a business unit of ZF Passau GmbH in Germany, offers its customers the know-how of a major manufacturing group with the flexibility of a small division: Just 70 employees develop and produce tailor-made and ready-to-use test rigs for automotive component and system tests like rolling noise, oscillations, vehicle stiffness or power losses.<br /><ul><li>Since all test rigs are unique and individually designed for the actual customer demand, ZF Test Systems already uses Creo Simulate and Mathcad at the beginning of the development phase to assure accurate static and modal behavior of each facility. Now, also detailed dynamic analyses shall be performed to further improve the test benches
  60. 60. PTC offered an individual simulation consulting that treated the special dynamic analysis tasks of ZF Test Systems
  61. 61. Simulation knowledge for solving dynamic problems related to unbalanced rotating machinery and pre-loaded systems was acquired
  62. 62. The behavior of the test rigs can now be predicted quantitatively and optimized in more detail long before each individual test bench is being built and put to dynamic tests</li></ul>Business Initiative<br />Solution<br />Result<br />Dynamic analysis results of a rotating, unbalanced shaft. Left: Analytic solution with MathcadRight: Numeric solution with Creo Simulate<br />“PTC Global Services delivered an excellent simulation consultation that provided theoretic knowledge as well as practical software know-how, applied to our special demands. We will definitely use PTC simulation products even more. They enable us to deliver optimal test facilities to our customers.” Jens Eisenbeiß, Manager Mechanical Design Test Systems, ZF Passau<br />