Seminar Notes: Medical Device Product Development for Startups, The Bitter Pill

About 40 people joined us at CEI this Monday at the start of Arizona BioScience week for some blunt talk about Medical Device development for startups.  It was a great crowd and the quesitons were almost as (OK, maybe more) useful as the talk. The gist of the seminar was a look at what it […]

Jet Engines to Golf Clubs – Phoenix Area ANSYS Users Share their Stories

There is nothing better than seeing the powerful and interesting way that other engineers are using the same tools you use.  That is why ANSYS, Inc. and PADT teamed up on Thursday to hold an “ANSYS Arizona Innovation Conference”  at ASU SkySong where users could come to share and learn. The day kicked off with Andy Bauer […]

Nerdtoberfest

It is time to gather with our customers, vendors, and partners for an open house at PADT’s Tempe headquarters for a celebration of the people and companies in Arizona that make physical products. When: October 27, 2016 Metal 3D Printing Seminar: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Perfect Pitch Competition: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Open House: 6:00 PM […]

ANSYS Breakthrough Energy Innovation Campaign is live!

As the worldwide demand for energy continues to grow every year, energy systems simulation is becoming an indispensable tool for improving the way energy is produced and consumed. At the same time, concerns about climate change are leading to stricter emissions regulations and calls for sustainable design in all future energy systems. Clearly, breakthroughs in […]

Phoenix Business Journal: A competitive advantage, being proactive

The business world has changed.  Things are more competitive and everyone you are trying to partner with is much busier and has more responsibility.  In a world where most people are simply struggling to react, there is a way to set yourself or your company apart. “A competitive advantage, being proactive” looks at what we […]

Phoenix Business Journal: ​Getting your product made: 6 suggestions for outsourcing the manufacturing of your product

Getting a new product manufactured is one of those critical steps that new companies often assume is just a matter of finding a vendor and outsourcing it. In “Getting your product made: 6 suggestions for outsourcing the manufacturing of your product” I go over some suggestions on how to make this critical step a success.

PADT Events – September 2016

September is here and it is a jam packed month of events, many of them related to BioMedical engineering.  We are continuing with ANSYS webinars and talking about 3D Printing as well. See what we have below: September 13: Salt Lake City, UT Manufacturing Promotes Innovation Summit The UMA Summit is a day long event filled […]

New Flownex Training Course Available Online

We are pleased to announce the new Flownex Training Course for Flownex SE, the world’s best (we think) thermal-fluid modeling tool.  The Flownex course is aimed at new users with a desire to quickly equip themselves in the basics of system modelling as well as enabling one to visually refresh one’s memory on the various […]

Video Tips: Node and Element IDs in ANSYS Mechanical

This is a common question that we get, particularly those coming from APDL – how to get nodal and element IDs exposed in ANSYS Mechanical. Whether that’s for troubleshooting or information gathering, it was not available before. This video shows how an ANSYS developed extension accomplishes that pretty easily. The extension can be found by […]

Phoenix Business Journal: ​Being the lower cost option is just the start – 5 ways we can make Arizona a preferred place for growing startups

People around the country are starting to recognize that Arizona is a great place to grow tech startups.  Right now our big advantages is low cost but we can do more. In “Being the lower cost option is just the start – 5 ways we can make Arizona a preferred place for growing startups” I suggest […]

Classification of Cellular Solids (and why it matters)

Updated (8/30/2016): Two corrections made following suggestions by Gilbert Peters: the first corrects the use of honeycomb structures in radiator grille applications as being for flow conditioning, the second corrects the use of the Maxwell stability criterion, replacing the space frame example with an octet truss. ~ This is my first detailed post in a […]

New Second Edition in Paperback and Kindle: Introduction to the ANSYS Parametric Design Language (APDL)

After three years on the market and signs that sales were increasing year over year, we decided it was time to go through our popular training book “Introduction to the ANSYS Parametric Design Language (APDL)” and make some updates and reformat it so that it can be published as a Kindle e-book.   The new Second Edition includes two […]

Phoenix Business Journal: Small tech businesses R&D to the rescue

This week’s TechFlash focuses on the role that small technical companies play in providing key Research & Development contributions to significant projects.  Inspired by a visit to just such a company in Utah, “Small tech businesses R&D to the rescue” shares our experience in this area.

Phoenix Business Journal: PADT wins grant to test viability of 3-D printed materials

A nice writeup in the Phoenix Business Journal by Hayley Ringle on PADT’s recent win of a America Makes grant to study how unique structures, called Lattice Structures, behave in 3D Printed parts. “PADT wins grant to test viability of 3-D printed materials

Investigation Signal Integrity: How to find problems before they find you – Webinar

In the Age of IoT, electronics continue to get smaller, faster, more power efficient, and are integrated into everything around us. Increasingly, companies are incorporating simulation early in the product development process, when the cost of design changes are at their lowest, to meet the challenges presented by Signal Integrity. For this to be effective, […]