Phoenix Business Journal: The Cloud, the other enabler for what is next

If you work in tech you probably hear the phrase “The Cloud” almost every day. It is a useful buzzword because it shortly and concisely creates an image that represents a critical enabler for much of the breakthrough and disruptive technology that is headed our way. In “The Cloud, the other enabler for what is […]

Advanced Electrification – Industry Application

As it progresses, we here at PADT would like to share some examples of companies working within the five topics that this campaign focuses on (Advanced Electrification, Machine & Fuel Efficiency, Effective Lightweighting, Thermal Optimization, and Aerodynamic Design) in order to give you a better idea as to how they can be applied within the industry. Advanced Electrification – Additional components […]

Invitation: Annual Open House is Coming – Nerdtoberfest

The best party in town for engineering and manufacturing is PADT’s annual open house, and this year we are making it better with Nerdtoberfest.  We are inviting more partners and customers to join us to celebrate all that the state has to offer for those of us who make our living making things. Take a […]

Phoenix Business Journal: ​Are we going too far to achieve maximum productivity?

You can have too much of a good thing.  If we step back and look at what technology businesses are doing today to push productivity to extremes, it may be time to ask “Are we going too far to achieve maximum productivity?” My thought is that we have in two areas  – we have stretched employees […]

Machine & Fuel Efficiency – Industry Application

As it progresses, we here at PADT would like to share some examples of companies working within the five topics that this campaign focuses on (Advanced Electrification, Machine & Fuel Efficiency, Effective Lightweighting, Thermal Optimization, and Aerodynamic Design) in order to give you a better idea as to how they can be applied within the industry. Machine & Fuel Efficiency […]

Advanced Electrification – Industry Application

As it progresses, we here at PADT would like to share some examples of companies working within the five topics that this campaign focuses on (Advanced Electrification, Machine & Fuel Efficiency, Effective Lightweighting, Thermal Optimization, and Aerodynamic Design) in order to give you a better idea as to how they can be applied within the industry. Advanced Electrification – Regenerative energy […]

Digital Engineering: Fast-Forwarding Next-Generation Product Development

Nothing beats seeing a product we were part of hit the shelves, except seeing that product become a success.  The Globalstar Spot3 project was even better because we were able to apply the full range of PADT’s capabilities to contribute to this success: Product Development, Simulation, and 3D Printing. In “Fast-Forwarding Next-Generation Product Development” PADT’s […]

PADT Events – October 2016

Welcome to October, fall, and the last three months of the year. This month we have our normal collection of events plus a very special open house at our Tempe Office to celebrate engineering and manufacturing in Arizona. This very special event introduces a new name to our annual open house in Tempe, AZ.  This […]

ANSYS How To: Result Legend Customization and Reuse

A user was asking how to modify the result legend in ANSYS Mechanical R17 so Ted Harris put together this little How To in PowerPoint: padt_mechanical_custom_legend_r17.pdf It shows how to modify the legend to get just what you want, how to save the settings to a file, and then how to use those seettings again […]

Advanced Electrification – Industry Application

As it progresses, we here at PADT would like to share some examples of companies working within the five topics that this campaign focuses on (Advanced Electrification, Machine & Fuel Efficiency, Effective Lightweighting, Thermal Optimization, and Aerodynamic Design) in order to give you a better idea as to how they can be applied within the industry. Advanced Electrification – Hybrid Cost […]

Phoenix Business Journal: ​3D printing takes a giant step forward toward production manufacturing

This year’s IMTS show in Chicago saw the introduction of some great new 3D Printing technology that makes the creation of end-use parts from additive manufacturing even more feasible. “3D printing takes a giant step forward toward production manufacturing” shares my observations on the subject.

Phoenix Business Journal: ​Arizona solidifies position as a leader in space technology

NASA launched the OSIRIS-REx mission on September 8, 2016. Not only is this a cool mission to explore our solar system, but it’s a big deal because Arizona has a ton at stake in its success.  “Arizona solidifies position as a leader in space technology” goes over what ASU, UofA and KinetX, Inc. contributed to this […]

Prototyping Today: Five Unique Considerations for 3D Printing Production Parts

As 3D Printing makes it’s long awaited move from being dominated by prototyping to manufacturing production parts, companies need to consider a few key issues.  In “Five Unique Considerations for 3D Printing Production Parts” I share what we have learned at PADT as we have helped customers make this transition.

ANSYS Breakthrough Energy Innovation Campaign – Advanced Electrification

Information regarding the first topic in the Breakthrough Energy Innovation Campaign has been released, covering advanced electrification and how ANSYS simulation software can be used to help solve a variety of issues related to this topic, as well as provide significant competitive advantages. Additional content regarding advanced electrification can be viewed and downloaded here. This is […]

Phoenix Business Journal: ​Arizona solidifies position as a leader in space technology

The resent launch of OSIRIS-REx probe to visit the asteroid Bennu was a milestone for Arizona.  In “Arizona solidifies position as a leader in space technology” I review how ASU, UofA and Tempe’s Kinnetx played a key role in device design and development as well as mission and scientific control.