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 […]

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

The Cloud, everyone talks about it but have you really taken the time to see where it fits in to physical product development, especially when dealing with the Internet of Things.  I take a look from PADT’s perspective in: “The Cloud, the other enabler for what is next“

Press Release: PADT Co-founder and Principal, Eric Miller, Elected to Arizona Technology Council Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce that PADT’s contribution to the technology community was recognized with the election of one of the owners to the Arizona Technology Council Board of Directors.  Please read the press release below to learn more. This honor will allow us to increase our involvement with the Arizona Technology Council and help where […]

AZ Big Media: How 3D Printing is Changing Manufacturing

Rey Chu, one of PADT’s owners and our head of Manufacturing Technologies, is featured in the 2017 issue of AZ Business Leaders with his article “How 3D Printing is Changing Manufacturing” It is a great overview of 3D printing and how it is impacting the way we make things.      

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 […]

ANSYS Breakthrough Energy Innovation Campaign – Machine & Fuel Efficiency

Information regarding the next topic in the Breakthrough Energy Innovation Campaign has been released, covering machine and fuel efficiency, and how ANSYS simulation software can be used to help solve a variety of issues related to this topic, as well as optimize the performance of all system components as they work together. Additional content regarding machine […]

Nerdtoberfest: Perfect Pitch Startup Competition and the Fight for The Unicorn Cup Heat Up

The teams are set, the judges have confirmed.  Details on the fake company has been shared. It is time to see how the professionals pitch a tech startup. The area’s best startup incubators and accelerators are facing off in this head to head competition to take home the awesome Unicorn Cup and bragging rights. The teams […]

Students 3D Print and Assemble Prosthetic Hands for School Project

What do you get when you combine a motivated student leader, enthusiastic classmates, a worldwide online community, and the latest 3D Printing technology from Stratasys? You give children around the world a cool way to hold things again.  That is what happened when high school student Rahul Jayaraman of Basis Chandler decided to take part in a […]

Nerdtoberfest: Printing a Beer Stein with Beer Filament

Noticed an interesting email in my inbox the other day with the subject line: “Oktoberfest Time: 3D Print a Beer Stein in Beer Filament” Marketing gold, you have my attention! After reading the reviews from the filament manufacturer, I dove in and got some of the hoppy, malty filament on order from 3D Fuel. I […]

Modeling 3D Printed Cellular Structures: Challenges

In this post, I discuss six challenges that make the modeling of 3D printed cellular structures (such as honeycombs and lattices) a non-trivial matter. In a following post, I will present how some of these problems have been addressed with different approaches. At the outset, I need to clarify that by modeling I mean the analytical representation of material behavior, primarily […]

See how the Experts Pitch a Startup Company – And Win the Unicorn Cup

What if a group of tech startup experts all pitched the same company, the goal being to show the best way to do a pitch? That is what PADT’s Pitch Perfect is about.   We are asking some of Arizona’s most talented investors, entrepreneurs, and mentors to volunteert where they can show the right way to […]

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 […]