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.

Arizona Bioscience Celebrates Leaders New and Old

The Arizone high tech community gathered in downtown Phoenix Wednesday night to celebrate the leaders in the Biotech community at the annual AZBio Awards. As the premier event of a very busy AZBio Weekthe audience was joined by key companies and investors from outside of Arizona as well. The winners showed the diversity and promise […]

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 […]