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About Us

Universal Parametrics has 4 main lines of business. We have been in business since 1999, and have provided professional services to hundreds of organizations across North America.

1) PTC Training. Our Ann Arbor Michigan training center was the top PTC training center in the U.S for 2010
We offer a wide variety of classes, most of which are guaranteed to run, meaning we will run the class with as few as 1 paying student. We'd like to better integrate our training schedule with our website

2) We are a PTC Channel Partner, and provide software and maintenance in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana

3) We are an engineering firm, specializing in Pro/E design and FEA of complex components. Our deep Pro/E talent allows us to serve a variety of automotive, defense, and medical equipment customers

4) We are a staffing firm, specializing in placing highly qualified PTC specific designers and engineers at our customer facilities. We place all our candidates through an extensive proprietary PTC testing program which guarantees our staffing candidates can handle our customers toughest projects.

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CAD Designs

We exist for one reason only. We speed our customer's product development time by providing them with world class CAD/CAE tools, personnel, and training. Our customers face difficult challenges, coping with ever shrinking product development times while competing with overseas prices. We design very complex assemblies and test them "virtually" for a variety of expected operating conditions with computer simulations. The benefits to our customers are:

+ 1) Rapid turnaround time for even the most complex component designs

+ 2) Flexible parametric models allow quick changes without starting from a clean sheet

+ 3) Strong, light, designs enabled with computer simulations (finite element) ensuring designs that are very robust for a variety of conditions, even before a prototype is made

Structural Simulation            Fluid Simulation

Is your design too heavy? Perhaps strength can be improved by moving material from over-designed to under-designed areas. But where, and how much?

Can I switch to a cheaper material, albeit one with lower strength?

Will by design resonate at the wrong frequency causing fatigue cracks?

What design parameters will give me the "biggest bang for the buck" in terms of improving overall structural integrity and robustness.

These are all questions we answer using the most sophisticated structural design and optimization software available. By tying our parametric designs with powerful finite element solvers, we can optimize a design for multiple independent variables, such as thickness, shape, rib placement, or material. 

The end result is a design as light as possible which meets strict performance and strength criteria.

We are pleased to announce we will soon be adding CFD fluid simulation from Mentor Graphics to our capabilities Q1 2012. FloEFD tm is Concurrent CFD analyze as you design and speed up your workflow. FloEFD is the ONLY computational fluid dynamics analysis tool that is truly embedded into major MCAD systems. These include Pro/ENGINEER, CATIA, Siemens NX and SolidWorks; and tight integration with Inventor and SolidEdge. FloEFD is a full-featured 3D fluid flow, heat transfer analysis package that is both fast to learn and fast to use because it doesnt come with the numerical complexity and meshing overheads of traditional high-end CFD.

Staffing support

We provide staffing for a very well defined niche, expert Pro/Engineer and Creo designers and engineers. Our candidates go through an extensive testing process, not only to determine Pro/E capability, but to determine how they function in a high pressure environment. 

We are proud to say that many of our candidates have actually gotten up and walked out of our test due to the pressure!

We staff projects that are a minimum of 6 months long, and many of our staffing candidates go on to accept direct positions with our customers.

Our customers can buy-out our outstanding candidates for very reasonable 20% of annual earnings after only 6 months.

If your project requires the highest level of capability on Pro/E Wildfire 4, 5, or Creo, please contact us to discuss your needs.

PLM Solutions

Training Services

Ann Arbor Michigan has always been a world class city for learning, as home to the University of Michigan

We have a dedicated PTC training facility here that is not a hotel conference center. This enables us to offer guaranteed-to-run Pro/E and Creo training classes, for up to 12 students at a time. We will run a class, even for 1 student. This removes the worry about classes being cancelled at the last minute, and allows you to lock in your travel plans early. Our primary instructor, Randy Goddard, consistently ranks as a student favorite, with deep product knowledge, and a refined teaching style.

Early 2012 classes, Please call 734-622-0100 if you would like to register or have a specific request for a custom class not on the schedule

January 9th - Introduction to Wildfire 5.0
January 23rd - Pro/Mechanica using Wildfire 4.0
February 6th - Introduction to Wildfire 4.0
February 27- Sheetmetal Design using Creo Elements/Pro 5.0 (formerly Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0)

February 29- Advanced Assembly Design with Creo Elements/Pro 5.0 (formerly Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0)

March 5, Introduction to Creo Elements/Pro 5.0 (formerly Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0)

March 19- Creo Elements/Pro Mechanica Simulation using Creo Elements/Pro 5.0 (formerly Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0)

why Chose UPI

We exist for one reason only. We speed our customer's product development time by providing them with world class CAD/CAE tools, personnel, and training. Our customers face difficult challenges, coping with ever shrinking product development times while competing with overseas prices. We design very complex assemblies and test them "virtually" for a variety of expected operating conditions with computer simulations. The benefits to our customers are:

+ 1) Rapid turnaround time for even the most complex component designs

+ 2) Flexible parametric models allow quick changes without starting from a clean sheet

+ 3) Strong, light, designs enabled with computer simulations (finite element) ensuring designs that are very robust for a variety of conditions, even before a prototype is made

Services

PTC Certified Training:
Our Ann Arbor Michigan training center was the top PTC training center in the U.S for 2010
We offer a wide variety of classes, most of which are guaranteed to run, meaning we will run the class with as few as 1 paying student. We'd like to better integrate our training schedule with our website

Engineering Services:
We are an engineering firm, specializing in Pro/E design and FEA of complex components. Our deep Pro/E talent allows us to serve a variety of automotive, defense, and medical equipment customers

Staffing Services:
We are a staffing firm, specializing in placing highly qualified PTC specific designers and engineers at our customer facilities. We place all our candidates through an extensive proprietary PTC testing program which guarantees our staffing candidates can handle our customers toughest projects.

Contact Us

Universal Parametrics, Inc
1050 Highland Drive, Ste F
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48108
Phone:734-622-0100
Universal@Parametrics.com

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Awards

Being a Michigan based company for the last 12 years, we certainly have seen our share of distress in our local economy.
However bad things have been in the state, our dedicated employees, and quality of the products and services we offer have allowed us to significantly grow over the years

We are proud to have been awarded the Washtenaw County FastTrack award for 3 consecutive years. This award is given to Washtenaw County Michigan based companies that have achieved annual growth rates of over 20%. Our focus is very concentrated, provide our customers with the very best training, consulting, and sales advice for the best PLM software available, Pro/Engineer, Creo, and Windchill. That focus, plus our dedicated employees, and the success of our primary supplier, PTC, have been large factors in our success.

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Testimonials

Over the last 6 years, Universal Parametrics, Inc. (UPI) consistently delivers excellent design and engineering support for ArvinMeritor. UPI worked on many difficult programs while providing skilled services related to Pro/E modeling and Pro/Mechanica FEA analysis. Dale Eschenburg Senior Director North American Products ArvinMeritor Inc.