Phoenix Business Journal: What autocorrect can teach us about the application of AI

With all the talk about AI we sometimes forget that one of the most visible, and maligned, applications of Artificial Intelligence is something we use, or fight with, every day.  In “What autocorrect can teach us about the application of AI” I look at my own personal struggle with correct communication, and some lessons that […]

Hey Startups! Be Concise!

“What does your startup do?”  Twenty minutes later I’ve lost interest and still don’t know why they do.  A serious problem with most startups is that those involved with them are so afraid they might leave something out that they have forgotten how to be concise.  So my advice: “Hey Startups! Be Concise!“

Everyone wants to find the next great idea, what is wrong with just a good idea?

Truth is it feels great to hit a home run, but if you are trying to always knock it out of the ballpark you are going to have a lot of strikes.  In working with a lot of people trying to come up with ideas for new products, it seems like we focus too much […]

Upgrade to the future of 3D printing – Stratasys F 123 Webinar

Take the Next Step! Upgrade to the future of 3D Printing Performance so good, you won’t believe it’s so easy to use! The Stratasys F123 3D Printer Series demands less knowledge and experience, while meeting even the most advanced rapid prototyping expectations and needs, helping to make it the perfect machine for the classroom. This […]

Leaving CAD Embedded Simulation Behind – Webinar

With simulation driven product design and development becoming the norm in the world of manufacturing, it has become increasingly relevant for companies to stay on the cutting edge in the search of the next best thing, in order to succeed in their respective industries. Join PADT’s Co-Owner and Principal Engineer, Eric Miller for a live […]

Robust Meshing for FEA with ANSYS

Meshing is one of the most important aspects of a simulation process and yet it can be one of the most frustrating and difficult to get right.  Whether you are using CAD based simulation tools or more powerful flagship simulation tools, there are different approaches to take when it comes to meshing complicated assemblies for […]

Assembly Modeling with ANSYS

In my previous article, I wrote about how you get what you pay for with your analysis package.  Well, buckle up for some more…but this time we’ll just focus on handling assemblies in your structural/thermal simulations.  If all you’re working on are single components, count yourself lucky.  Almost every simulation deals with one part interacting […]

Getting to Know PADT: Part Scanning and Reverse Engineering

This is the first installment in our review of all the different products and services PADT offers our customers. As we add more, they will be available here.  As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out to info@padtinc.com or give us a call at 1-800-293-PADT. Product innovation doesn’t always start with […]

Combining ANSYS Simulation with HPC

Engineering simulation has become much more prevalent in engineering organizations than it was even 5 years ago.  Commercial tools have gotten significantly easier to use whether you are looking at tools embedded within CAD programs or the standalone flagship analysis tools.  The driving force behind these changes are to ultimately let engineers and companies understand […]

Getting to Know PADT – Summary

At PADT, “We Make Innovation Work.” But what does that really mean? We provide the tools and services that engineers need to design, test, and manufacture physical products. The list of services and products is long, because doing product development is complicated and requires many skills and resources. So in the end the biggest problem […]

Additive Manufacturing: 3D Printing a Metal Shift Knob for Faster Cooling

When Nathan Huber moved to Arizona from Colorado to join PADT he learned a lot, and one of the things he learned fast was that the inside of cars get very hot in the summer here.  In fact, the shift knob on his car was untouchable in July.  This coincided with his learning more about metal 3D […]

3D Printing Peer Group of New Mexico Tech Council Launching on June 22

We are very pleased to announce the launch meeting of the newest New Mexico Technology Council peer group: 3D Printing.  After the success of other peer groups, and a similar committee in the Arizona Technology Council, PADT is partnering with the NMTC to start a group focused on all things Additive Manufacturing, which is the […]

Phoenix Business Journal: ​Remembering Kelley Johnson, aircraft design icon and project management superstar

One of my engineering idols is Clarence “Kelley” Johnson. He led the design of many of the coolest aircraft ever made, and he was a pioneer in managing large engineering projects.  In “​Remembering Kelley Johnson, aircraft design icon and project management superstar” I talk about why he was such an important figure in technology, and […]

ANSYS Workbench Polyhedral Meshing

The ANSYS App Store contains all sorts of free and paid apps developed by ANSYS as well as trusted partners. These apps improve workflows and allow users to build in best practices. An app that has been of particular interest to me is Workbench Poly Meshing for Fluent.  This app enables the power and capacity of […]

Phoenix Business Journal: Why medical startups should not focus on patients

It sounds counterintuitive, but it is one of those positions where you sometimes have take a different path to end up where you should. I  “Why medical startups should not focus on patients” in order to in the end, deliver better products and better outcome to their patients. I’ve observed too many good ideas fail […]