Category Archives: Fun

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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Metal 3D Printing a Shift Knob

I have always had an issue with leaving well enough alone since the day I bought my Subaru. I have altered everything from the crank pulley to the exhaust, the wheels and tires to the steering wheel. I’ve even 3D … Continue reading

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First Perfect Pitch Startup Presentation Competition a Success – CEI Takes Home the Unicorn Cup

The verdict is in, if the company barq! actually existed they would have raised a lot of seed money yesterday.  Members of the Phoenix area startup community gathered at PADT to try out a new idea: what if the experts … Continue reading

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Engineering a Better Pokemon Go Experience

The other day, I saw a post on Engadget about a special case for Pokemon Go users to solve the problem of missing your prized Jigglypuff that you have happened across in the wild (or let’s face it, probably a … Continue reading

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Sometimes it is only about speed! Team building at the Kart track

Every once in the while you need to get out of the office and run your co-workers off a track. For whatever reason, when members of our Sales and Support department put on some helmets and strapped themselves in to … Continue reading

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Fund a Great Idea: ReadyXO Crayon Box on KickStarter

As a parent I know that crayon management has always been a problem in our family, especially when we travel. We could have used the ReadyXO – a simple container that cleverly uses the lid to provide stability so it … Continue reading

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Money Radio: Business for Breakfast Interviews PADT’s Eric Miller

Ken Morgan and Mark Asher of Money Radio interviewed PADT’s Eric Miller to learn more about what we do here and how “We Make Innovation Work” as part of the Business Leader Spotlight. Listen to the interview here:  

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Spinning Gears: 3D Printing Awards for 2016 AZ SciTech Festival Sponsors

For several years now PADT has 3D Printed special thank you awards for the fantastic companies that sponsor the Arizona SciTech Festival.  This year we decided to stick with the color of the Stratasys Connex3 but add some moving parts. … Continue reading

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Phoenix Business Journal: 5 reasons why nerds celebrate Pi Day

Have you heard? It’s Pi Day! This post, “5 reasons why nerds celebrate Pi Day” shares the reasons why those of us in the know like Pi day so much.

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Kids, Pizza, Engineering – A Fantastic SciTech Festival Open House at PADT

We thought we would open PADT’s doors to families and maybe a few people would stop by. Over 250 people did just that.  What a great evening of smiling kids and adults enjoying the excitement of engineering.  Exciting engineering? Yes, … Continue reading

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Bring the kids for an evening of STEM fun at PADT’s AZ SciTech Festival Open House

PADT is excited to open our doors to the community and show you and your families what engineering is all about.  Bring the family down for a tour of PADT’s Tempe office and we will show them why engineering rocks. … Continue reading

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Additive Manufacturing – Back to the Future!

Most histories of Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) trace the origins of the technology back to Charles Hull’s 1984 patent, the same year production began on the first of the Back to the Future movies. Which is something of a shock when … Continue reading

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And the Best Conference Award Goes To …..

At PADT, we’re as big of a fan as anyone of the cool, trendy software and IT companies that run up billion dollar valuations in Silicon Valley and keep us all entertained and productive with their latest apps and platforms. … Continue reading

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Christmas Left-Right Gift Exchange Story: Star Wars Adventure

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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Arizona Chief Science Officers Design Their Own 3D Printed Name Badges

The Chief Science Officer program is a program for 6th-12th grade students to represent their school in STEM. And what better way is there for them to identify themselves then with 3D Printed name badges?  The program’s sponsors, the AZ … Continue reading

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