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College Park uses PTC Creo to design Prosthetic Feet.

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Learn how PTC Creo helped College Park optimize the Soleus foot. It’s now 40% stronger and 40g (10%) lighter. See College Park in action. Read the inspiring story and view video at …

Learn how PTC Creo helped College Park optimize the Soleus foot. It’s now 40% stronger and 40g (10%) lighter. See College Park in action. Read the inspiring story and view video at http://ptc.co/rRTpX and on the PTC Creo blog at http://ptc.co/rSSZm.
Learn about additional PTC Creo customers at http://ptc.co/skweR

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  • 1. Learn how PTC Creo helped College Park optimize the Soleus foot. It’s now 40% stronger and 40g (10%) lighter.
  • 2. College Park uses PTC Creo for Prosthetic Feet Incorporated in 1988, College Park Industries uses biomechanical design principles to develop and manufacture a broad selection of prosthetic feet with anatomical function. Based in Warren, MI, the firm’s customers include prosthetic facilities worldwide while its end-users comprise lower limb amputees of all ages who maintain low- to high-activity levels. “We conducted rigorous analysis of the mechanics of footfall and gait with PTC Creo. Using these tools we optimized the Soleus foot. It’s now 40% stronger and 40g (10%) lighter.” Michael Leydet, Director of Research 2
  • 3. College Park uses PTC Creo to design Prosthetic Feet Incorporated in 1988, College Park Industries uses biomechanical design principles to develop and manufacture a broad selection of prosthetic feet with anatomical function. Based in Warren, MI, the firm’s customers include prosthetic facilities worldwide while its end-users comprise lower limb amputees of all ages who maintain low- to high-activity levels. Initiatives Solution Results • Reduce product design time and increase productivity to improve time to market. • PTC Creo used to design all 10 of their products to collect real world kinematic data. • Respond to market/regulatory changes. • Used Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tools from PTC to design stronger, lighter designs for improved real world performance prosthetic feet. • After FEA, College Park was able to reduce mass, while maintaining and in some cases improving - the strength of parts. • Bring greater mobility to those with limb loss, a challenge faced by more than 1.7 million Americans. • Improve quality by using quantitative measurement to aid in design • Optimized Soleus foot to be 40% stronger and 40g (10%) lighter. • The iPecs Tech was named the winner in the Electronics category in NASA Tech Briefs’ 2011 “Create the Future” design competition. 3
  • 4. College Park uses PTC Creo to design Prosthetic Feet See College Park in action. Read the inspiring story and view video at http://ptc.co/rRTpX and on the PTC Creo blog at http://ptc.co/rSSZm. Learn about additional PTC Creo customers at http://ptc.co/skweR 4