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Phoenix Business Journal: ​Voice recognition, the new thing in computing

Let’s be honest, the mouse and keyboard are outdated interface methods that serve us well, but voice recognition is pretty dang awesome and efficient. In “​Voice recognition, the new thing in computing” I write an entire post using voice recognition … Continue reading

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Phoenix Business Journal My View: Tech leaders need to take a stand for facts and truth

I’ve had enough.  The destruction of facts and truth in public and business is not acceptable.  The Phoenix Business Journal has allowed me a nice big soap box to rant from as a guest this week on their regular “My … Continue reading

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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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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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Metal AM Magazine Article: Modeling the Mechanical Behaviour of Additively Manufactured Cellular Structures

Metal AM Magazine publishes an article by PADT! Our 10-page article on “Modeling the Mechanical Behavior of Cellular Structures for Additive Manufacturing” was published in the Winter 2016 edition of the Metal AM magazine. This article represents a high-level summary of the … 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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​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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SFF Symposium 2016 Paper: Predicting the Mechanical Behavior of ULTEM-9085 Honeycomb Structures

Our work on  3D printed honeycomb modeling that started as a Capstone project with students from ASU in September 2015 (described in a previous blog post), was published in a peer-reviewed paper released last week in the proceedings of the SFF … 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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Phoenix Business Journal: Manufacturing Month in Arizona – Looking Strong

October is not just the long awaited end of high temperatures in Arizona, it is also Manufacturing Month. As we start to have lunch outside again, it is a good time for those of us involved in making stuff to … Continue reading

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