ANSYS 17.1 FEA Benchmarks using v17-sp5

The CUBE machines that I used in this ANSYS Test Case represent a fine balance based on price, performance and ANSYS HPC licenses used. Click Here for more information on the engineering simulation workstations and clusters designed in-house at PADT, Inc.. PADT, Inc. is happy to be a premier re-seller and dealer of Supermicro hardware. […]

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 smarter investments.

ANSYS Startup Roadshow – November 18th, Phoenix AZ

Phoenix! The Co-Owner of PADT, Inc. Eric Miller will be at The Gateway Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI) this Friday, November 18th, from 12-1pm to discuss how ANSYS software is helping new entrepreneurs drive success through simulation. This is a free event, and while registration is not required it is preferred. The presentation will include a discussion on: What […]

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.  In this week’s post, I ask: “What does living in a post-fact world imply for […]

ANSYS 17.2 Executable Paths on Linux

When running on a machine with a Linux operating system, it is not uncommon for users to want to run from the command line or with a shell script. To do this you need to know where the actual executable files are located. Based on a request from a customer, we have tried to coalesce […]

The Chemistry Behind Soluble Support Removal in Fused Deposition Modeling

In the Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) process, support structures are needed for features with overhang incline angle less than 45-degree from horizontal. Stratasys developed a series of support materials for different model materials: SR-30TM for ABS, SR-100TM for polycarbonate and SR-110TM for nylon. Also, they developed the Waterworks Soluble Concentrate, P400-SC, to be used to dissolve these support materials. In […]

The first webinar of the ANSYS Breakthrough Energy Innovation Campaign is now available

Register here to watch Simulation of Planar Magnetic Components – Possible or Impossible? Planar magnetic components consisting of a ferrite magnetic core and numerous conductor/insulation layers have been in use for many years. Historically, determining temperature dependent winding and core losses has only been possible using iterative testing of physical models due to the difficulty […]

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 we kind of overkill the whole thing and “It’s time to stop putting innovation on […]

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 few things that are useful for anyone trying to fundraise for a startup or those […]

Thoughts on Biofabrication (and a Visit to WFIRM)

The Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) hosted about 400 attendees at the annual Biofabrication conference, held this year at Winston-Salem, NC (Oct 28-Nov 1, 2016). The conference included a 2 hour tour of WFIRM’s incredible facilities, 145 posters, 200 or so presentations and a small trade show with about 30 exhibitors. As a […]

ANSYS Startup Roadshow Kickoff – CEI Phoenix

Click Here to Register Click Here to Register Can’t make it? Keep an eye out as we will be hosting events in other locations as the roadshow continues on! In the meantime, click here for more information on the ANSYS Startup Program.

PADT Events – November 2016

Welcome to November, when things start getting really busy with end of year events.  We have a lot going on with celebrations and seminars.  Take a look and we hope to see you this month! November 6-10: Las Vegas, NV ANS Winter Meeting & Expo PADT’s Flownex team will be at the winter meeting with […]

250+ Gather to Celebrate Arizona Engineering and Manufacturing at Nerdtoberfest

Customers, friends, partners, and students braved 100 degree temperatures and some unusual traffic to gather at PADT’s Tempe office to celebrate engineering and manufacturing in Arizona at Nerdtoberfest.  Machinists, startup experts, engineers, and professors mingled under the stars and took a tour of the facilities while enjoying pizza and beer. The day started with a […]

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 who mentor and coach startups tried their hands at pitching a company?  The result was […]

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 reflect on our recent successes and on what we can do to make things even […]