PTC announced new initiatives as part of its environmental sustainability practice. PTC has signed the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitment letter, pledging both near-term emissions reductions and long-term net-zero targets. In addition, PTC is expanding its relationships with Ansys and aPriori to help support manufacturers’ environmental sustainability goals in the areas of product dematerialization and manufacturing efficiency.
In parallel with its SBTi commitments, PTC is broadening the ways in which it supports manufacturers’ efforts to help reduce the environmental footprint of their products. Most of a product’s environmental footprint is determined at the design stage, where decisions are made about, for example, materials, manufacturability, and potential for circularity. PTC helps to enable manufacturers to address these footprint considerations with its product design and lifecycle management software and through new partner integrations with Ansys and aPriori.
PTC and Ansys, who have partnered for several years on product design and simulation software, will pursue more integrated workflows between PTC’s Creo computer-aided design (CAD) and Windchill product lifecycle management (PLM) software with Ansys’ materials information management solution, Ansys Granta MI. These workflows are expected to help make it easier for design engineers to assess how the materials used in a product impact the product’s performance, embodied carbon, and recyclability, helping customers of these companies to develop both more sustainable and higher performance products.
PTC and aPriori will pursue greater interoperability between Windchill and aPriori’s aP Pro, aP Design, and aP Generate software. Together, these solutions help to enable designers to review designs in CAD and PLM and generate reports for part costs, manufacturability, and environmental footprint. If changes are required, aPriori’s software can generate recommendations for improvements for the designers. This process can help increase the likelihood of making changes before excessive costs and footprints are committed.