Baoding Tianwei Wind Power Blade Standardizes on PTC Pro/Engineer for Its Design Platform Dramatically Improves the Accuracy and Efficiency of Its Product Data Business Wire NEEDHAM, Mass. -- April 07, 2009 PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC), The Product Development Company®, today announced that Baoding Tianwei Wind Power Blade Co., Ltd. (TWPB), a subsidiary of Baoding Tianwei Baobian Electric Co., Ltd., has successfully deployed PTC® Pro/ENGINEER® as its standard platform for fan blade design. TWPB develops, manufactures and provides after-sale services for blades of in-grid wind power units. It currently works with Denmark-based blade mold manufacturer SSP to develop MW-level fan blades. As the airfoil section of fan blade design is diversified and complex, traditionally it took a long period of time to complete the 3D modeling for fan blades. However, with the powerful surface design features and associativity of Pro/ENGINEER, the system can automatically generate each section according to relevant parameters, and update calculation modules and 3D modeling accordingly. In addition, by allowing different types of data import, Pro/ENGINEER also supports seamless integration with TWPB’s analysis software. With the software and service support from PTC and its channel partner Beijing Link-on Technology Co., Ltd., TWPB has as a result improved its product data accuracy and design efficiency. “PTC’s 3D, parametric CAD software, Pro/ENGINEER has greatly reduced our workload and shortened new product development time and cost. We are very satisfied with the pre-sale and after sale services and training provided by Beijing Link-on Technology,” said Nie Yongjun, Vice General Manager of Baoding Tianwei Wind Power Blade Co., Ltd. “We look forward to working with PTC and Beijing Link-on Technology to deploy additional PTC solid modeling technologies and relevant solutions.” The global energy shortage has brought unprecedented opportunities for the development of new types of energy, and as a result, China's wind power industry is expected to see tremendous growth in the next few years. In 2007, the number of new wind power units globally increased 32.1%, amounting to the capacity of 20.073 million kilowatts. In China, the number climbed by 121% to 2.96 million kilowatts and the total capacity reached 5.56 million kilowatts, an increase of 114%, the highest growth rate in the world. The number of Chinese wind power equipment manufacturers has increased from half a dozen to more than 50 in the past five years. In addition, the Chinese government has attached great importance to the issue with a number of energy-saving, emission reduction and new energy policies. “We are very pleased that TWPB has selected PTC's product, Pro/ENGINEER, as its powerful design features will help TWPB design team to improve product 3D modeling efficiencies, ensure product quality and reduce production time,” said Sin Min Yap, director, product and market strategy, PTC. “PTC is committed to help enterprises such as TWPB use Pro/ENGINEER to achieve their product development objectives and maximize their ROI.” About Baoding Tianwei Wind Power Blade Co., Ltd. Baoding Tianwei Wind Power Blade Co., Ltd is wholly-owned subsidiary of Baoding Tianwei Baobian Electric Co., Ltd. under Baoting Tianwei Group, with RMB200 million of registered capital. Started with an initial investment of RMB437 million, TWBP currently has a total investment of RMB1.2 billion. The company has introduced state-of-the-art technologies and whole set of automation equipment from Denmark. TWPB is engaged in R&D, design, manufacturing and after-sale services for blades of in-grid wind power units.. For more information on TWPB, please visit http://www.twbb.com About PTC PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) provides discrete manufacturers with software and services to meet the globalization, time-to-market and operational efficiency objectives of product development. Using the company’s CAD, and content and process management solutions, organizations in the Industrial, High-Tech, Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Consumer and Medical industries are able to support key business objectives and create innovative products that meet both customer needs and comply with industry regulations. For more information on PTC, please visit http://www.ptc.com. 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Baoding Tianwei Wind Power Blade Standardizes on PTC
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