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Lung Kee Selects PTC Pro/ENGINEER To Build 3D Moldbase Library; Shortening Design Time by 20% and Bringing Products to Market Faster.

NEEDHAM, Mass. -- PTC(R), the Product Development Company(TM), today announced that Lung Kee Group (0255.HK, HSI), a leading mold manufacturer, has selected Pro/ENGINEER(R) Expert Moldbase Extension (EMX) to help build one of the most comprehensive moldbase libraries for the mold making industry. Lung Kee Group, one of the four largest moldbase manufacturers in the world, has been ranked No.1 in moldbase production capacity.

With this library, manufacturers of home appliances, toys and automotive components can benefit from cost-effective development and production of molding tools. Not only is this a 3D library of standard parts, its "smart" design makes fitting and changing components in 3D much easier for engineers. It therefore reduces the design errors and the time spent by engineers on routine and time-consuming tasks. Additionally, the moldbase library allows users to generate a completely assembled moldbase with just a few mouse clicks. As all of the components in the library are in 3D format, it allows for quick, real-time previewing so that engineers are able to discover design errors at an early stage. This can drastically reduce last minute changes and ultimately saves money and resources.

"We are happy to use PTC solutions to develop a comprehensive moldbase library for our customers' benefit. With Pro/ENGINEER EMX, our library can help our customers reduce the mold design process time by 20%. This enormous gain in productivity will allow our customers to bring their products to markets faster," said Michael Mak, executive director, Lung Kee Group.

Pro/ENGINEER EMX provides "smart" moldbase and mold components. It helps eliminate errors resulting from tedious repetitive tasks like clearance hole creation for screws and ejector pins. Its quick-preview GUI's (graphical user interface) allows quick and real-time previewing before the 3D component or assembly is automatically placed.

Mr. Mak added, "Without this library, it would normally take our customers at least an hour to create a standard moldbase. But now, it will only take minutes with the EMX library. No more tedious time spent building a standard moldbase. And the customers have instant access to the most commonly used mold base catalogs in the industry from the EMX library."

Remington Chen, vice president, China & HK of PTC said, "We are proud to work with Lung Kee Group which is one of the largest mold manufacturers in Asia. With the EMX library built on Pro/ENGINEER EMX, we are confident Lung Kee's customers will take advantage of the product to reduce design errors and boost productivity."

About Lung Kee Group

Lung Kee Group, one of the four largest moldbase manufacturers in the world, has been ranked No.1 in its mould base sales quantity in Asia for years. Founded in 1975, Lung Kee Metal (LKM) was primarily engaged in the selling of mold steel. The standard and custom-made moldbase division was formally established in 1985. With concerted effort and innovative ideas of its staff, it has successfully developed LKM into an industrial group with a number of subsidiaries in Asia. Lung Kee has been listed in The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited since 1993, and is the first company in the Hong Kong moldbase industry who went public. Now, The LKM Group factories produce more than 30,000 sets of standard and custom made moldbase per month, size range from 96mm x 96mm to 2,500mm x 4,000mm.

About PTC

PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) provides leading Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions to more than 35,000 companies worldwide. PTC customers include many of the world's most innovative manufacturing companies in the aerospace & defense, automotive, consumer, electronics & high technology, industrial equipment and medical products industries. PTC is included in the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 indices. For more information, please visit 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 successful development and integration of the technology necessary to offer integrated PLM solutions that adequately respond to the evolving requirements of product designers, 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. The announcement of any particular selection of PTC products is not necessarily indicative of the timing of recognition of revenue from such selection or the level of revenue for any particular period.
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