PTC’s Creo Parametric software is used by tens of thousands of companies around the world. But for companies who need the flexibility to work with multiple CAD formats, make late-stage design changes, and explore and innovate on more concepts — direct modeling is their preferred design software solution.

Wondering if creo direct modeling is the right design tool for your company? See why these three manufacturers depend on direct modeling.

Taer Innovation

Taer Innovation produces protective cases and bumpers for iPhones. To be successful, this Taiwanese company has to imitate Apple’s high design standards: sleek, minimalist, elegant — and above all, highly functional.

Taer’s Edge product prevents scratches with an innovative back cover composed of textured plastic. Its hard shell case and aluminum front cover similarly recall Apple’s less is more design philosophy.

PTC Creo Parametric and Creo’s Flexible Modeling Extension (FMX) lets Taer’s designers make changes to existing models quickly and efficiently, without compromising original design intent. With the help of Creo Flexible Modeling Extension’s direct modeling capabilities, Taer has reduced their product development time by 10%.

Check out PTC’s manufacturer spotlight to learn more about Taer Innovation’s design strategy.

Stettler Kunststofftechnik

Stettler Kunststofftechnik has specialized in polymer injection molding for over 30 years.

Polymer injection molding produces new parts by pushing hot plastic into a mold. Stettler Kunststofftechnik uses the process to create highly customized parts for clients in the automotive, mechanical engineering, and electrical industries.

During this complex process, Stettler Kunststofftechnik’s engineers have to answer some complicated questions:

  • Where should the plastic enter the mold?
  • Will the material shrink?
  • Will the material weaken as it cools?
  • How thick should the mold’s walls be?

With Creo and Creo Flexible Modeling Extension at their disposal, their engineers can address these questions more easily, even while working with a number of CAD tools and formats, and quickly making design changes when needed.

Check out PTC’s manufacturer spotlight to learn more about Stettler Kunststofftechnik.

The Schaeffler Group

With over 76,000 employees worldwide, the Schaeffler Group builds parts for nearly anything that moves in machines, cars and airplanes, and they have a reputation for working with a diverse array of customers.

Schaeffler’s application engineers work closely with customers to develop and modify products according to their unique specifications. While most of Schaeffler’s engineers are familiar with parametric modeling, they don’t all have specific expertise in it — so, it’s challenging for them to make the type of late-stage changes and quick edits their customers require.

To solve that problem, they use Creo Direct to edit 3D designs fast and efficiently. And incorporating Creo Parametric and Creo Flexible Modeling Extension helps team members who aren’t full-time CAD designers participate in the design process as well.

Check out PTC’s manufacturer spotlight to learn more about the Schaeffler Group.

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