Author Archives: Eric Miller

Phoenix Business Journal: ​Um, the coffee machine needs more water and 5 rules to improve your user interface design game

Usually getting coffee is just getting coffee, but a recent trip turned into some deep thoughts on user interface design.  “​Um, the coffee machine needs more water and 5 rules to improve your user interface design game” explains my encounter … Continue reading

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Press Release: Concept Laser, Honeywell, and PADT Build Largest Additive Manufacturing Center in Southwest at Arizona State University

On January 18th, ASU will officially Launch their Manufacturing Research and Innovation Hub, the Largest Additive Manufacturing  research and teaching center in the Southwestern US.  PADT is proud to have partnered with ASU as well as with Concept Laser and Honeywell … Continue reading

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Christmas Left-Right Gift Exchange Story: Western

For our Christmas parties at PADT we generally have over 40 employees so a traditional secret Santa gift exchange takes to long. So a couple of years ago we downloaded a right-left gift exchange story from the internet and it … Continue reading

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Phoenix Business Journal: ​Is acquiring disruptive innovation good for everyone?

It seems like the trend these days is for large companies to not do R&D in house. Instead the let StartUps develop innovation and then buy it when the market proves it out.  I had to ask myself “​Is acquiring … Continue reading

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Phoenix Business Journal: ​When did we start thinking amateurs were a good idea?

We have a problem. At some point it become not just OK, but prefered to count on amateurs to tackle difficult problems. In politics and in business it is a trend to go with people who have no background and … Continue reading

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PADT Events – January 2017

Welcome to 2017. We are all very excited about what we have planned for events this year. As we travel around the country, and the world, we hope to have to chance to meet many of you who follow PADT. … Continue reading

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Phoenix Business Journal: ​How far away are we from 3D Printing the androids on ‘Westworld?’

A bit of a twist for this weeks Phoenix Busines Journal blog post… “​How far away are we from 3D Printing the androids on ‘Westworld?‘”  In discussing this great new reboot of a classic, and yet another fantastic cautionary tale … Continue reading

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PADT Events – December 2016

Welcome to December! The holiday season is upon us as is the end of 2016.  It has certainly been an eventful year, although we don’t have a lot going on event wise this month, just two things. We will take this … Continue reading

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​Phoenix Business Journal: The Arizona startup market needs bridge funding for growth

The state of Arizona has made some great strides in creating a vibrant and growing startup community. Only a few things are missing and the big one right now is that “The Arizona startup market needs bridge funding for growth” … Continue reading

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Phoenix Business Journal: Publishing your own book, technology makes it easy

A few years back PADT turned one of our training courses into a book, and even though it is about an obscure programming language for a software product that is only known to our industry, it has done well. In … Continue reading

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Press Release: New 3D Printing Support Cleaning Apparatus Features Large Capacity for Stratasys FDM Systems

Building on the worldwide success of previous products in the family, PADT has just released the new SCA 3600, a large capacity cleaning system for removing the support material from Stratasys FDM parts.  This new system adds capacity and capability … Continue reading

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Phoenix Business Journal: The startup ecosystem cries of despair – ‘There’s no seed money’

If you spend time in the Southwest startup community you here a lot of complaining about not enough seed money.  In “The startup ecosystem cries of despair: ‘There’s no seed money‘” I share my perspective that tight markets make for … Continue reading

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Phoenix Business Journal: What does living in a post-fact world imply for business?

One of the many realizations to come from this election cycle is that telling the truth really doesn’t matter anymore, we live in a post-fact world where you can say or post anything and ignore proof that it is wrong. … Continue reading

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Phoenix Business Journal: It’s time to stop putting innovation on a pedestal, and praise getting stuff done

Innovation has become almost a magic word, and in the startup world innovators are given demi-god status. We like to think that there are people out there who just come up with ideas that change the world. Reality is that … Continue reading

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Phoenix Business Journal: Pitching a startup well: What I learned while competing for the Unicorn Cup

We had a lot of fun while learning a lot during the first ever Perfect Pitch competition at PADT.  This is an event where startup mentors get up and pitch the same fictitious company. During that process, we learned a … Continue reading

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