PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC), The Product Development Company®, today announced that Arnold Maschinenbau, a German-based engineering company, has used CoCreate Modeling for the design and development of the Shark Observation Vehicle II (SOVII). CoCreate Modeling is PTC’s explicit 3D CAD software, which formed the foundation for this highly iterative and exploratory design project. Arnold Maschinenbau selected CoCreate Modeling to complete its first global environmental project of developing a submarine designed for research of the great white shark.
Arnold Maschinenbau, was given less than a year to produce a submarine that could observe and document the behavior of sharks off the coast of South Africa. With this submarine being the first and only of its kind in the world, Arnold Maschinenbau was faced with creating a totally unique design. Throughout the submarine’s development, key challenges included dramatically adjusting the weight of the submarine, enlarging the cabin, and completely reworking the roof. With CoCreate Modeling’s explicit approach to 3D design, parts and assemblies could be created from scratch and quickly modified during design. Arnold conceptualized, designed, modified, and manufactured the salt water sub within just nine months.
“Given the aggressive time frame to completely design a unique submarine, we believe that CoCreate Modeling really was the best choice for the project,” said Peter Arnold, managing director of Arnold Maschinenbau. “We had to rely on trial-and-error development and respond with changes up until the very last open water test. In my mind, such a project can only be successfully completed using the explicit modeling approach provided by CoCreate Modeling from PTC.”
“Engineering companies that drive product development from initial ideas and evolving requirement specifications value flexibility and iteration speed above all else,” said Ulrich Mahle, vice president of R&D and marketing for CoCreate products at PTC. “Arnold Maschinenbau designed an entirely unique product of global environmental significance, which required major unanticipated design changes throughout the process and quick deployment of many alternative designs. CoCreate Modeling delivered these key factors of success.”
As a result of the overwhelming success of the SOVII, Arnold Maschinenbau will again rely on CoCreate Modeling for its next project – a submarine small enough to explore the behavior of sharks in shallow water near beaches.
About Arnold Maschinenbau GmbH
Founded in 1998, ARNOLD Maschinenbau GmbH, with locations in Sachsenheim and Neckarweihingen, Germany, offers customers turn-key design and production of special machinery and robot stations for automated assembly processes. In addition to traditional assembly stations, coupling, and handling, the product palette also includes measurement machinery, leak test cells, and injection cells. Among the Arnold Maschinenbau customers are such renowned enterprises as ABB Automation GmbH; BERU AG; Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH; Daimler AG; DEUTZ AG; Robert Bosch GmbH; ThyssenKrupp Krause, and VALEO. For more information on Arnold Maschinenbau GmbH, please visit www.am-gmbh.com or www.sharkproject.org.
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Except for the historical information contained herein, matters discussed in this news release may constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks and uncertainties include: PTC's successful continued development of the technologies necessary to offer explicit modeling solutions as part of its evolving product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions suite; the ability of PTC to successfully partner and effectively coordinate and manage joint activities (including development, marketing, implementation and support) with third parties in order to efficiently and cost effectively deliver multiple classes of PLM products and services that meet customer requirements, the success of PTC’s customer satisfaction initiatives and our ability to retain and maintain relationships with key employees, distributors, customers and other strategic partners of CoCreate; and our ability to effectively utilize our resources to support multiple PLM products while maintaining recurring operations at satisfactory levels to achieve our operating margin goals, together with such other risks and uncertainties as are detailed from time to time in reports filed by PTC with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including PTC's most recent reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q. The announcement of any particular selection of PTC products is not necessarily indicative of the timing of recognition of revenue there from or the level of revenue for any particular period.
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