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The Third Angle

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How do you build a fully electric motorcycle with no compromises on performance? How can we truly experience what the virtual world feels like? What does it take to design the first commercially available flying car? And how do you build a lightsaber? These are some of the questions this podcast answers as we share the moments where digital transforms physical, and meet the brilliant minds behind some of the most innovative products around the world - each powered by PTC technology.
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“Even on my 8th launch - still goosebumps. I mean, you realise that engineers can cry.”Satellites are an essential part of keeping our modern lives running, allowing us to navigate, connect and observe the world from a phenomenal vantage point. But when a satellite is launched into space, it can take many months to get into position in order to start its mission. That was until D-Orbit changed the game.Their satellite carrier ION optimises space operations by delivering satellites to their final destination in a matter of days, instead of months. D-Orbit is the world’s first space logistics company, and in this episode we find out how the company got started. We meet D-Orbit’s CTO Lorenzo Ferrario in the mission control centre, and hear stories of past launches when emotions run high amid the electric atmosphere.We also hear from Brian Thompson, who heads up PTC’s CAD division. He explains how D-Orbit uses PTC’s CAD software CREO to model their bespoke satellites in a fast and efficient way.Find out more about D-Orbit here.Find out more about CREO here.Your host is Paul Haimes from industrial software company PTC. Episodes are released bi-weekly. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for updates.This is an 18Sixty production for PTC. Executive producer is Jacqui Cook. Sound design and editing by Ollie Guillou. Location recording by Jonathan Zenti. Music by Rowan Bishop.
“Cupra is a brand born in the 21st century. We call ourselves unconventional challengers because we want to do things differently.”If you think electric motorsport lacks emotion, prepare for an awakening. The passion pouring out of Cupra’s head of racing, coupled with the incredible sounds recorded in the driving seat of their championship racing car will show you why electric racing is earning its place in the mainstream.Cupra Racing are pioneers in the field, developing the first ever electric touring racing car before there was even a race for them to compete in. But that’s all changed, and years later Cupra has won titles in multiple events, from Formula E, to Extreme E and the FIA eTouring World Cup. In this episode we head to the company’s factory in Barcelona where they produce, test and design their racing cars, and meet the man in charge of turning Cupra’s dreams into reality, Xavi Serra.We also hear from Brian Thompson, who heads up PTC’s CAD division. He explains how Cupra uses PTC’s CAD software CREO to stay competitive on the track.Find out more about Cupra here.Find out more about CREO here.Your host is Paul Haimes from industrial software company PTC. Episodes are released bi-weekly. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for updates.This is an 18Sixty production for PTC. Executive producer is Jacqui Cook. Sound design and editing by Ollie Guillou. Location recording by Alan Ruiz Terol. Music by Rowan Bishop.
“We can explore the controls and function of the product, and look at the texture of the upholstery. And it really does allow the customer to see what their stairlift will look like within their home”.Our homes are sacred, and when we modify them or bring in new things, we want to know that the change will be seamless - that we’re still going to love the space we inhabit. This is especially true when you need a stairlift installed for the first time, a piece of equipment you may never have imagined would find a place in your home.Stannah is an elevator company, working with augmented reality to bring comfort to their customers. From upholstery choices to chair types and rail colours, Stannah Engage allows the company to show their customers exactly what their new stairlift will look like in their home - and how it’ll move. In this episode we meet Charles Symonds, Stannah’s Digital Product Development manager, at their HQ in the UK to learn about the rich 100-year history of this family-run business. And we try out Engage and find out how transformational this AR driven solution has been for the customer experience. We also hear from JJ Lechleiter who heads up PTC’s AR division. He explains how Stannah is using Vuforia Engine, PTC’s market-leading augmented reality solution.Find out more about Stannah here.Find out more about Vuforia here.Your host is Paul Haimes from industrial software company PTC. Episodes are released bi-weekly. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for updates.This is an 18Sixty production for PTC. Executive producer is Jacqui Cook. Sound design and editing by Ollie Guillou. Location recording by Andy Jones. Music by Rowan Bishop.
“The biggest organ in the human body is skin. Not addressing it is totally impossible in any type of metaverse, or parallel world, that you would like to emulate.”It’s not enough that we can see and hear the virtual world, to become truly immersed we need to feel it - to interact with all our senses. And that’s exactly what Actronika is doing with its haptics vest Skinetic. This incredible bit of kit recreates the sense of touch on your skin, using advanced technology to make your experience ultra-realistic. In this episode we meet Actronika’s CEO Gilles Meyer and CTO Rafal Pijewski. Learn about the three parts of touch that are required to create these high-definition sensations. Hear as our producer is plunged into a virtual world, bombarded with feelings of wind, hail and fireballs. And find out what the future holds for the technology, and the industries it's set to transform. Also hear from Jon Hirschtick, who heads up PTC’s Onshape division. He explains the role Onshape is playing in bringing the vision of Skinetic to life.Find out more about Actronika here, and Skinetic here.Find out more about Onshape here.Your host is Paul Haimes from industrial software company PTC. Episodes are released bi-weekly. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for updates.This is an 18Sixty production for PTC. Executive producer is Jacqui Cook. Sound design and editing by Ollie Guillou. Location recording by Rebecca Rosman. Music by Rowan Bishop.
“This is an innovation… something people thought was impossible. It really changes the game in how we deliver radiotherapy to cancer patients.”Fighting cancer is not an easy task. Each body responds differently and each tumor is unique - so treatment must be personalized and precise. But, as companies like Elekta push forward advancements in the field, cancer care is becoming more targeted and effective than ever before.Elekta is a company creating cutting-edge linear accelerators, devices that deliver life-saving radiation therapy. In this episode we meet Chris Gilpin, Chris Flint and Mark Range at the company’s HQ in the UK. Find out how radiation therapy works, and why it’s playing an increasingly important role in cancer prevention. Get up close with the machines and take a tour through the factory to see how they’re built. And learn how Elekta’s IntelliMax system is bringing radiotherapy to underserved and remote countries all over the world.We also hear from Howard Heppelmann who heads up PTC’s Industrial Internet of Things division. He explains how ThingWorx enables Elekta to respond rapidly to issues, and communicate quickly with their customers, so treatments go uninterrupted. Find out more about Elekta here.Find out more about ThingWorx here.Your host is Paul Haimes from industrial software company PTC. Episodes are released bi-weekly. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for updates.This is an 18Sixty production for PTC. Executive producer is Jacqui Cook. Sound design and editing by Ollie Guillou. Location recording by George Powell. Music by Rowan Bishop.
“It’s amazing how comfortable the machines are by taking noise and vibration away.”You’re about to walk past roadworks on your street, ready to throw your hands up over your ears - when you realize you don’t have to stop your conversation. In fact, you can even hear the birds singing. Bliss. This is the promise of the electric construction vehicle. Although essential, the construction industry has a big impact on both climate and noise pollution, so Volvo Construction Equipment is leading the charge in turning the industry green.Setting up at Volvo CE’s North American Customer Center, we meet Dave Vandersleen, Ray Gallant and Lars Arnold. Find out how these electric machines actually feel better, more reactive and stronger than their predecessors. Hear the impressive ECR25 compact excavator gearing up. And find out why these machines are being used in zoos - one of many unique and unexpected applications. We also hear from Mark Lobo, who heads PTC’s Windchill product lifecycle management division. He explains how Windchill allows Volvo CE to manage its complex vehicle development process. Find out more about Volvo Construction Equipment here.Find out more about Windchill here.Your host is Paul Haimes from industrial software company PTC. Episodes are released bi-weekly. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for updates.This is an 18Sixty production for PTC. Executive producer is Jacqui Cook. Sound design and editing by Ollie Guillou. Location recording by Rachel McDevitt. Music by Rowan Bishop.
“Imagination is one of the most profound human qualities. Every great achievement in human history has started as a work of imagination.”Beginning life as a passion project, Genesis Custom Sabers has since grown into Rob Petkau’s full time job. From cobbled together ‘junk sabers’ to immaculately crafted illuminated swords, Rob has honed his craft over the years, and now places only the highest quality sabers in the hands of wannabe Jedis.In this episode Rob explores the evolution of his designs, and how advances in technology have allowed him to create perfectly custom fit blades. He explains how he creates and designs the sound fonts that bring the sabers to life. And he discusses the immense appreciation he has for his fans, some who treat their sabers as ‘shelf queens’, and others, like Jimmy, who test (and break) them in combat.We also hear from Jon Hirschtick, who heads up PTC’s Onshape division. He explains how Onshape allows Rob to meticulously finesse and customize his designs.Find out more about the Genesis Custom Sabers here.Find out more about Onshape here.Your host is Paul Haimes from industrial software company PTC. Episodes are released bi-weekly. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for updatesThis is an 18Sixty production for PTC. Executive producer is Jacqui Cook. Sound design and editing by Ollie Guillou. Location recording by Jess Schmidt. Music by Rowan Bishop.
“What if we just make beautiful batteries, and that is the frame?”With no frame and no chassis, Arc’s Vector is a truly original electric motorcycle. Inspired by the retro vibes of the café racer, stripped back nature of electric violins and the angular design language of a stealth bomber, Mark Truman and his team have created an elite, high-spec product that celebrates its electric status.In this episode Mark tells us about the origins of Arc, and how his team has been given complete creative freedom to design something truly unique and aspirational. He explores the many customisation options available to customers. And he discusses the Vector AE program, an exciting initiative which aims to improve safety and the rider experience through the development of a heads-up display helmet and haptic jacket.We also hear from Brian Thompson, who heads up PTC’s CAD division. He explains why PTC’s CAD software CREO has been vital to Arc in the creation of the Vector.Find out more about the Arc project here.Find out more about CREO here.Your host is Paul Haimes from industrial software company PTC. Episodes are released bi-weekly. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for updates.Third Angle is an 18Sixty production for PTC. Executive producer is Jacqui Cook. Sound design and editing by Ollie Guillou. Location recording by Hannah Dean. And music by Rowan Bishop.
In this brand new series of PTC’s Third Angle podcast, we share the moments where digital transforms physical, and meet the brilliant minds behind some of the most innovative products around the world - each powered by PTC technology.On the line up we meet the founder of Arc, a project that’s reinventing the electric motorcycle. We visit the headquarters of Volvo Construction Equipment, an organization developing the new-age of climate friendly construction vehicles. And we try on Actronika’s Skinetic, a vest that allows you to feel the virtual world.You’ll also be introduced to PTC’s product experts, exploring tools like 3D computer-aided design software CREO, product lifecycle management solution Windchill, and industrial internet of things platform ThingWorx.Your host is Paul Haimes from industrial software company PTC. Episodes are released bi-weekly. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for updates.Third Angle is an 18Sixty production for PTC. Executive producer is Jacqui Cook. Sound design and editing by Ollie Guillou. And music by Rowan Bishop.
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