Component Manufacturer Increases Mold Production by 270% in Just Two Months
NEEDHAM, Mass., Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC), the product
development company(TM), today announced a new moldbase add-on for
Pro/ENGINEER(R), Pro/ENGINEER Expert Mold Extension (EMX). EMX is a
knowledge-based moldbase assembly and detailing tool that provides enhanced
functionality to the existing Pro/ENGINEER mold tool. Created specifically
for mold designers, this tool facilitates the mold design process and improves
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Pro/ENGINEER EMX dramatically decreases the time it takes mold designers
to create, customize and detail moldbase assemblies and components needed for
plastic injection and die cast molds. Pro/ENGINEER EMX provides "smart,"
automated moldbases and mold components. After components are placed,
operations such as clearance cuts and drilled and tapped holes are
automatically performed on the appropriate neighboring plates and components.
This process relieves the mold designer of time consuming and repetitive mold
detailing tasks. In addition, complex design tasks are made simple and the
learning curve is radically shortened through a revolutionary new user
"We believe that Pro/ENGINEER EMX is a revolutionary approach to moldbase
design and detailing. Pro/ENGINEER EMX is an intuitive, knowledge-based tool
that allows mold designers to hone their skills and establish their own best
practices in the mold design process," said Brian Shepherd, senior vice
president, PTC MCAD & Solutions Marketing. "It is important for us to provide
software solutions that save designers time, decreasing their time-to-market
and ultimately, improving their bottom line."
Hon Hai Precision Component Manufacturing, which operates in the U.S. as
Foxconn Electronics, Inc., has seen a dramatic improvement in its mold design
process by using Pro/ENGINEER EMX. "After implementing EMX in one of our
factories, we have experienced an increase in mold production by 270% in just
two months," said Shang-Heng Shieh, R&D manager, Hon Hai. "PTC's Pro/ENGINEER
EMX has enabled us to capture our own design best practices directly within
the mold components and assemblies. This knowledge can then be passed along
to other designers, saving us valuable time and money. We can put more focus
on creating the best products rather than training new or less experienced
The mold design functionality in Pro/ENGINEER EMX allows designers to:
-- Easily design, customize and detail moldbase assemblies and components
-- Automatically perform moldbase operations such as clearance cuts,
tapped holes, component assembly, ejector pin trimming, etc.
-- Easily select and preview 3D components and assemblies in real-time, as
they would actually be situated in the moldbase, before automatic
-- Have access to pre-made components and assemblies from over 15 moldbase
and component suppliers, so building model libraries is unnecessary
-- Automatically create drawings for assemblies and components including
BOM with balloon notes and hole charts
-- Automatically verify entire mold opening sequence including slider,
lifter, and ejector actuation
Pro/ENGINEER EMX is available for Pro/ENGINEER 2001 and 2000i2. For more
information visit http://www.ptc.com/products/proe/emx/index.htm or call your
local sales office.
PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) develops, markets, and supports software solutions that
help manufacturers get superior products to market before their competitors.
PTC is the world's largest software company with a total commitment to product
development. The company services more than 32,000 customers worldwide.
Further information on PTC is available at http://www.ptc.com.
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 ability to
anticipate and adequately respond to evolving customer requirements, to
successfully develop products and services that meet those requirements, and
to successfully work with third parties to integrate and support technologies
in order to offer competitive products 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.
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