PTC Creo Helps FourthWing Cut Time to Market by 50%
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PTC Creo is affordable and existing Pro/ENGINEER data doesn’t require conversion.

PTC Creo is affordable and existing Pro/ENGINEER data doesn’t require conversion.

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  • Sources / Additional Information <br /> <br /> http://www.fourthwing.com/ <br /> <br /> Todd Colten, lead aerospace engineer at FourthWing, is also featured in this PTC video from the University of Minnesota: <br /> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq0G3_Ij460 <br /> <br /> FourthWing spun off from a larger company in January 2014 and had just 6 months to produce its first product, the Vireo, if they hoped to get in the field in time for the 2014 growing season. The Vireo is a 3 pound unmanned aircraft system that farmers use to evaluate the health of their field, often on a weekly basis. That leads to better crop management, as well as more profitable decision making for those in the agricultural business. <br /> <br /> The team at FourthWing bring 10 years of experience in aerospace engineering to their company. <br /> <br /> Initiatives <br /> Reuse legacy data in new spinoff company <br /> Dramatically compress development time <br /> Ensure CAD technology is easy to use <br /> Communicate ideas effectively to colleagues, management, and partners <br /> <br /> Solutions <br /> Migrated from Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0 to PTC Creo <br /> PTC Creo models are easily leveraged in both CNC and 3D printing technologies <br /> Sectioning and editing tools make it easy to capture views of internal components and cross-sections <br /> PTC Creo is affordable and existing Pro/ENGINEER data doesn’t require conversion <br /> <br /> Results <br /> Thousands of legacy parts were quickly and easily incorporated into new aircraft designs <br /> FourthWing delivered its new agriculture focused unmanned aircraft system in 6 months, half the time usually needed, which was critical for meeting demand for the 2014 growing season <br /> PTC Creo is valued by the team for its ease of use <br /> Using sectioning and editing tools, review data can be set up in ¼ the time <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
  • Sources / Additional Information <br /> <br /> http://www.fourthwing.com/ <br /> <br /> Todd Colten, lead aerospace engineer at FourthWing, is also featured in this PTC video from the University of Minnesota: <br /> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq0G3_Ij460 <br /> <br /> FourthWing spun off from a larger company in January 2014 and had just 6 months to produce its first product, the Vireo, if they hoped to get in the field in time for the 2014 growing season. The Vireo is a 3 pound unmanned aircraft system that farmers use to evaluate the health of their field, often on a weekly basis. That leads to better crop management, as well as more profitable decision making for those in the agricultural business. <br /> <br /> The team at FourthWing bring 10 years of experience in aerospace engineering to their company.

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  • 1. PTC Creo helps FourthWing cut time to market by 50% PTC Creo is affordable and existing Pro/ENGINEER data doesn’t require conversion
  • 2. 2 “PTC solutions have always been powerful tools for companies with complex and large assemblies.” “Capturing a view of a cross-section or an internal component used to take 15 minutes. Now I can do it in 1/4 the time using PTC Creo.” Todd Colten, Lead Aerospace Engineer PTC Creo helps FourthWing cut time to market by 50% FourthWing designs and manufactures sensor payloads and fully integrated small unmanned aircraft systems for agriculture, infrastructure monitoring, and public use markets. Their systems are distinguished by the quality of the data they produce, their ease of operation, and their affordability. Vireo Unmanned Aircraft System
  • 3. 3 PTC Creo helps FourthWing cut time to market by 50% I n i t i a t i v e s • Reuse legacy data in new spinoff company • Dramatically compress development time • Ensure CAD technology is easy to use • Communicate ideas effectively to colleagues, management, and partners S o l u t i o n s • Migrated from Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0 to PTC Creo • PTC Creo models are easily leveraged in both CNC and 3D printing technologies • Sectioning and editing tools make it easy to capture views of internal components and cross-sections • PTC Creo is affordable and existing Pro/ENGINEER data doesn’t require conversion R e s u l t s • Thousands of legacy parts were quickly and easily incorporated into new aircraft designs • FourthWing delivered its new agriculture focused unmanned aircraft system in 6 months, half the time usually needed, which was critical for meeting demand for the 2014 growing season • PTC Creo is valued by the team for its ease of use • Using sectioning and editing tools, review data can be set up in ¼ the time FourthWing designs and manufactures sensor payloads and fully integrated small unmanned aircraft systems for agriculture, infrastructure monitoring, and public use markets. Their systems are distinguished by the quality of the data they produce, their ease of operation, and their affordability.
  • 4. 4 • Read additional PTC Creo customers stories and view video at http://ptc.co/ysDP0 and on the PTC Creo blog at http://ptc.co/ysDRO PTC Creo helps FourthWing cut time to market by 50%