Sharing Nature While we Work From Home

The Winners From PADT’s 2020 Nature Photography Day Contest Every month we try to do something fun at PADT, and before the evil spikey ball of death ruined everything we would usually do something food-related. Pi day = Pie. Chocolate Day = Chocolate. Anything = pizza. However, since most of us are working from home […]

Mechanical Updates in Ansys 2020 R2 – Webinar

From designers and occasional users looking for quick, easy and accurate results, to experts looking to model complex materials, large assemblies and nonlinear behavior, Ansys has you covered. The intuitive interface of Ansys Mechanical enables engineers of all levels to get answers fast and with confidence. Ansys structural analysis software is used across industries to […]

From visualization to simulation: Digital Anatomy Solutions for 3D Printing – Webinar

The Stratasys J750 Digital Anatomy printer truly brings the look and feel of medical models to life with unrivaled accuracy, realism and functionality. Whether used for surgeon training or to perform testing during device development, its models provide unmatched clinical versatility mimicking both the appearance and response of human tissue. Bring medical models to life. […]

Top Ten Additive Manufacturing Terms to Know

The world of additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is constantly evolving. The technology was invented less than 35 years ago yet has come a long way. What began as a unique, though limited, way to develop low-end prototypes, has exploded into a critical component of the product development and manufacturing process with the ability to […]

All Things Ansys 066: Simulation Automation & Optimization management with Ansys optiSLang

  Published on: June 29th, 2020 With: Eric Miller & Josh Stout Description:   In this episode your host and Co-Founder of PADT, Eric Miller is joined by PADT’s systems application & support engineer Josh Stout to look at the optimization tool optiSLang. This tool helps automate simulation and optimization activities across various solution areas, […]

Introducing the All-new Ansys Discovery

Leveraging the all-new Ansys Discovery product early in your product design processes will drive substantial gains in engineering productivity, spur innovation and increase your product’s overall performance. And we can prove it. Register Here: https://bit.ly/3fV40gK Join #Ansys on July 29th, 11:00 am EDT for this virtual launch event where visionary leaders will deliver dynamic insights on the product, […]

Alternating Stresses in Ansys Mechanical – Part 1: Principal Stresses

Editor’s Note: The following PowerPoint is from one of PADT’s inhouse experts on linear dynamics, Alex Grishin. One of the most valuable results that can come from a harmonic response analysis is the predicted alternating stresses in the part. This feeds fatigue and other downstream calculations as well as predicting maximum possible values. Becasue of […]

Revolutionizing the Way Data Moves Through Space with Ansys Simulation – Webinar

Ever since NASA began its race to space, U.S. technology companies have searched for solutions to solve a variety of challenges designed to push us further in our exploration of the stars. Whether the purpose is for space travel or for launching satellites that track weather patterns, space innovation is gaining momentum. One of the […]

All Things Ansys 065: Trade-shows in the time of COVID-19 – Thoughts on Ansys Simulation World

  Published on: June 15th, 2020 With: Eric Miller, Brian Benbow, Dan Christensen, Heather Dean, Joe Woodward, Matt Sutton, Miles Adkins, Ted Harris, and Will Kruspe Description:   In this episode your host and Co-Founder of PADT, Eric Miller is joined by a combination of members from the PADT sales and engineering teams (Brian Benbow, […]

What I use Most from my Engineering Management Masters Degree

Even before finishing my undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2010, I had an interest in furthering my education. The decision I had at that point was whether the next step would be a graduate degree on the technical side or something more like an MBA. I would end […]

Combining Simulation with Additive Manufacturing to Optimize Product Design – Webinar

Advatech Pacific, a Phoenix-based aerospace and defense contractor founded in 1995, works to change the way engineering is conducted for the better by incorporating innovative technologies into its customer’s workflow. Based on the success of previous projects, Advatech is a strong proponent of using high-end simulation software such as Ansys to identify and evaluate the […]

A Simple Adjustment to Fix a Contact Convergence Problem in Ansys Mechanical

As I write this from home during the Covid-19 crisis, I want to assure you that PADT is conscious of many others working from home while using Ansys software as well.  We’re trying to help with those who may be struggling with certain types of models.  In this posting, I’ll talk about a contact convergence […]

An Ansys optiSLang Overview and Optimization Example with Ansys Icepak

Ansys optiSLang is one of the newer pieces of software in the Ansys toolkit that was recently acquired along with the company Dynardo. Functionally, optiSLang provides a flexible top-level platform for all kinds of optimization. It is solver agnostic, in that as long as you can run a solver through batch files and produce text […]

All Things Ansys 064: The Largest Virtual Engineering Simulation Trade Show Ever – Ansys Simulation World

  Published on: June 1st, 2020 With: Eric Miller & Lynn Ledwith Description:   In this episode your host and Co-Founder of PADT, Eric Miller is joined by Ansys CMO Lynn Ledwith, for a look at their digital trade show, Simulation world taking place Wednesday June 10th through Thursday June 11th. The largest engineering simulation […]

5 questions we ask before preparing a CFD consulting quote

This post was created based on the expert advice of PADT CFD engineer and Project Lead, Nathan Huber. Simulating the behavior of liquids and gases has become a standard part of product development in products where fluid behavior plays an important role.  Here at PADT, we have been using Computational Fluid Dynamics, or CFD, for […]