SCRA-led Standards Consortium Welcomes CT Core Technologies, Inc.

CHARLESTON, SC – September 29, 2011 SCRA, a technology development leader in applied research and commercialization, announced today that CT Core Technologies, Inc. has joined its PDES, Inc.  program.

SCRA has served as the PDES, Inc. host contractors since the consortium was founded in 1988 to develop STEP related manufacturing standards. This development has culminated in the (ISO) 10303 global manufacturing standard. PDES, Inc. is an international, member-supported consortium that accelerates the development and implementation of standards to support model-based engineering, manufacturing and sustainment.

“CT Core Technologies is excited to be part of the PDES consortium as it aligns with CT’s roadmap for meeting long term data retention.  It is a welcomed opportunity to be part of a team that is setting industry standards,” states Gauthier Wahu, CTO of CT CoreTechnologie.

CT Core Technologies is the leading global provider of 3D CAD data conversion software. Its mission is to optimize the multi CAD environment interoperability in the value-added design chain and to develop customized solutions for the product lifecycle management (PLM) integration and process automation. The 3D_Evolution product-line comes with the most innovative CAD translation technology available on the market today. CT’s libraries for the integration in OEM-software are deployed in many well known CAX-solutions, with successful integrations in the computer-aided-engineering space.

The development of manufacturing standards that are widely accepted, such as ISO Standards, have real-world implications for a number of industries. These standards allow companies to manufacture large products, such as an airplane at Boeing, by seamlessly fitting together sections that have been built in various locales. For Boeing this may mean a portion of a plane constructed in Charleston will easily fit with another section built in Seattle. Manufacturing standards allow lean manufacturing practices to be utilized for higher production efficiencies and lower manufacturing costs- a goal for all manufacturing companies.

PDES, Inc. is has a tradition of successfully executing applied R&D collaboration efforts. The program includes leading manufacturers, national government agencies, research organizations and academia. Testing of implementations and technical data exchange using the ISO 10303 Standard, commonly called STEP, is an integral part of the consortium. This consortium has improved standard development processes so it takes one to two years to create an international standard instead of the traditional five to nine years. The program also launched a project to develop a Model-Based Design standard that combines widely used design standards.

“SCRA’s PDES, Inc. program is one our longest running initiatives that has brought impressive results to industry,” said SCRA CEO Bill Mahoney. “We are delighted to announce the addition of CT Core Technologies. The talent and expertise of this new partner will only strengthen this program that has already helped to increase standards development and improve industry manufacturing efficiency.


About SCRA

SCRA is a global leader in applied research and commercialization services with its headquarters in South Carolina. SCRA has a dual mission:

To advance the Knowledge Economy - SCRA affiliate SC Launch is an economic development program that helps early-stage companies to commercialize innovations and create jobs. Learn more at

To deliver technology solutions to complex challenges - SCRA affiliate Advanced Technology International (ATI) leads applied research collaborations that develop technologies to improve the mission effectiveness of Federal agencies and the business execution of Corporations. Learn more at

In support of both missions, SCRA builds and manages research facilities that include wet labs, secure rooms for sensitive work and advanced high-tech manufacturing shops.


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