Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene is an opaque thermoplastic polymer. Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene is easily machined, sanded, painted, or glued. It has a high strength, stiffness, and melting temperature. It also has good chemical resistance. Because it can be easily melted and formed, it is popular with injection molding and additive manufacturing. For additive manufacturing, it is […]

Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing is the industry-accepted term (ASTM F2792) for all manufacturing processes that make physical objects by adding material, as opposed to subtractive manufacturing where material is removed. It is a subset of free form fabrication. Abbreviated as AM.

Getting Bulk Properties for Repeated Structures in ANSYS Mechanical with Material Designer

Using Material Designer To Perform Homogenization Studies Editor’s Note: 3D Printing and other advanced manufacturing methods are driving the increased use of lattice-type structures in structural designs. This is great for reducing mass and increasing the stiffness of components but can be a real pain for those of us doing simulation. Modeling all of those […]

3D Printing Glossary

Welcome to PADT’s online 3D Printing Glossary.  A place to find definitions for the terms used in the Additive Manufacturing industry. It is by no means authoritative nor complete, but we hope you find it helpful.  It is our take on the words used in the industry, based on our activity in that industry since […]

All Things ANSYS 053: 2019 Wrap-up & Predictions for ANSYS in the New Year

  Published on: December 20th, 2019 With: Eric Miller, Tom Chadwick, Ted Harris, Sina Ghods & Ahmed Fayad Description:   In this episode your host and Co-Founder of PADT, Eric Miller is joined by PADT’s Simulation Support Team, including Tom Chadwick, Ted Harris, Sina Ghods, and Ahmed Fayad for a round-table discussion of their favorite […]

Books on Additive Manufacturing Make the Perfect Holiday Gift, of Course

Much as we all love and use websites, YouTube videos and blog posts (you’re reading this one, right?), there are still times when there’s nothing like a book, even if you read it on your phone or dedicated device. Books provide data, perspective and pointers to other resources, in a convenient, all-in-one format. You can […]

Press Release: NASA Awards PADT, Arizona State University and Kennesaw State University a $755,000 Phase II STTR Research Grant

The Grant Will Fund Research for Combining Cellular Patterns Inspired by Nature with Simulation and 3D Printing to Make Stronger and Lighter Structures for Space Exploration What do we like more here at PADT than combining simulation, design, and 3D Printing? Combining those three things for spaceflight applications. That is what our 16th STTR/SBIR win […]

Stratasys 3D Printing Filament: the Quality Behind OEM Sourcing

In 1925, when the automotive industry was rapidly growing in response to consumer and industrial needs, a group of independent auto parts resellers joined to form the National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA). A founding member was the Genuine Parts Company; this group later acquired a number of other NAPA stores and gave rise to ad […]

All Things ANSYS 052: A Deep Dive into Design & Technology in the ANSYS World

  Published on: December 2nd, 2019 With: Eric Miller, Prith Banerjee, & Mark Hindsbo Description:   In this episode, your host and Co-Founder of PADT, Eric Miller is joined by ANSYS CTO Prith Banerjee and VP/General Manager of the Design Business Unit Mark Hindsbo, for a discussion of their roles at the company, what trends […]

All Things ANSYS 051: New 3D Design Capabilities in ANSYS 2019 R3 – Discovery Live, AIM, & SpaceClaim

  Published on: November 18th, 2019 With: Eric Miller, Joe Woodward, Robert McCathren, Tom Chadwick, & Ted Harris Description:   In this episode, your host and Co-Founder of PADT, Eric Miller is joined by PADT’s Specialist Mechanical Engineer/Lead Trainer Joe Woodward, Senior CFD Engineer Tom Chadwick, Application Engineer Robert McCathren and Simulation Support Manager Ted […]

Press Release: Arizona Corporate Excellence Awards Lists PADT as one of the Top Private Companies in the State

Globally Recognized Company Selected as an ACE Recipient for its Impressive Growth and for Numerous Contributions to the Arizona Technology Sector For the third time this year, PADT was officially recognized for our contribution to the local tech ecosystem: An Arizona Corporate Excellence award. Last night we joined companies of every type at the Scottsdale […]

Join PADT in Welcoming Jeff Wells, Business Development Manager, Engineering Services

Here at PADT, we pride ourselves on our ability to make our customers’ ideas for innovation practical and get them to market. No matter how complex the challenge is, we have the engineering expertise and technology tools to work with our customers and deliver tailored solutions to meet their needs. And for every solution we […]