Waltham, MASS. — PTC announced that it received a $6 million order from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Nuclear Weapons Complex (NWC), for its software and services. The NWC is responsible for the design, engineering, and manufacturing of our nation’s nuclear weapons components. The software was shipped during PTC’S first fiscal quarter.
The NWC will use PTC’S engineering solutions to continue conversion of legacy 2d paper-based engineering designs to a complete solid-model, computer- based approach. PTC’S Pro/engineer is used for the creation of models for analysis, manufacturing, inspection, and assembly of nuclear components. The use of solid modeling will assist in the NWC’S efforts to produce higher quality parts, optimize shape, size, and cost, while providing an effective link to other applications.
“PTC’s Pro/engineer will allow our scientists and engineers to apply modern tools to the engineering of nuclear weapons,” said Michael D. Baehre, Division Director, Systems Engineering and Manufacturing, U.S. Department of Energy defense programs. “The use of Pro/engineer models will help assimilate the current engineering information and data management tools, and will also ensure that the NWC has the tools to capture knowledge and share information long into the future.”
“PTC is committed to providing engineering solutions that capture engineering knowledge and allow designers to innovate new products more rapidly and effectively,” said Paul Cunningham, executive vice president, Americas Sales at PTC. “We are pleased NWC has carefully evaluated its options and selected PTC’s products as the most modern and advanced product on the market today.”
PTC, founded in 1985 and headquartered in Waltham, Mass., USA (Parametric Technology Corporation), develops, markets, and supports collaborative product commerce (CPC) solutions that help manufacturing companies shape innovation and achieve sustainable competitive advantage in the Internet age. These B2B e-commerce solutions employ powerful Web-based collaboration and flexible engineering technologies to streamline product development and delivery processes. PTC’s software solutions are complemented by the strength and experience of PTC Global Services, which provides training, consulting, support, and e-commerce services to customers worldwide. PTC can be reached via the Web at http://www.ptc.com