One of the first concepts you come across in metal 3D printing is the notion of reactivity of the powder metal alloys – in this post, I investigate why some of these powder alloys are classified as reactive and others as non-reactive, and briefly touch upon the implications of this to the user of metal 3D printing […]
If you are like me, you are in a tech business because you love science. But who has time to learn about all the new an exciting discoveries out there. Even reading is something we often don’t have time for. So I’ve started listening to science podcasts and it has been a fantastic way to […]
Marketing is one of those things that we engineers struggle with, and when “inbound marketing” became a thing, we thought it was a just another buzzword. But, after giving it a try, we are fans “How I learned to love inbound marketing” goes over why we think it is a great tool for generating business.
PADT and CEI are teaming up to answer any startup’s questions about engineering and manufacturing for their physical product. Over the years we have found lots of early stage companies who benefited from spending a little bit of time with an experienced product development engineer. Finding time for them to stop by PADT was always difficult […]
Learn more about the Navy Sea SBIR Program from Jonathan Leggett, the NAVSEA SBIR Program Manager, about how AZ Manufacturers can use SBIR Grants to assist in funding R&D early stage innovation. Jonathan will also review the Navy’s roadmap on additive manufacturing and 3D printing. There will be 15 minute one-on-one sessions from 1:30 – […]
Meet Ovid. He is a very simple character that we use to explain 3D Printing to kids. Explaining how 3D Printing works to anyone without a technical background can be tough. To help out PADT has created a collection of resources that shows how it is done, including a hands on model for younger kids, that feature Ovid […]
3-D Printing is having a significant impact on healthcare technology. In “3-D Printing Applications Changing Healthcare” PADT’s Dhruv Bhate gives real world examples of how this technology is enabling never-before-seen breakthroughs.
Have you heard? It’s Pi Day! This post, “5 reasons why nerds celebrate Pi Day” shares the reasons why those of us in the know like Pi day so much.
Thirty-one. That is the number of years that I have been using CAD software. CADAM was the tool, 1985 was the year. As some of our engineers like to point out, they were not even born then. Twenty-one. that is the number of years that I have been using SolidEdge. This classifies me as an […]
Online meeting are great. Sharing your work in real time with others makes a huge difference. In “6 tips for conducting a technical meeting over the Internet” we share advice on how to make those online meeting even more productive.
Hey, did you know that you can access predefined views in both ANSYS Mechanical and DesignModeler using your numeric keypad? You can! Assuming the front view is looking down the +Z-axis at the X-Y plane, here are the various views you can access via your numeric keypad. For this to work, make sure you’ve clicked […]
Sometimes you hold an event as a way to educate the community, and then it comes back and educates you. This posting “Finding hope at a technology open house” shares what we learned at our SciTech Festival open house this year.
ULTEM-9085 is one of my favorite materials to 3D-print: one of the reasons is it is a high performance polymer that can and has been used for end part manufacturing (see my blog post about ULTEM in functional aerospace parts), but the other is because it is a demanding material to print, in ways that […]
Engineers see the serious problems of climate change, lost habitat, pollution, and sustainability differently. This article, “For tech companies, ‘green’ is all about efficiency, stupid” is about how tech companies need to ignore the rhetoric and noise and focus on using science to produce solutions.
We thought we would open PADT’s doors to families and maybe a few people would stop by. Over 250 people did just that. What a great evening of smiling kids and adults enjoying the excitement of engineering. Exciting engineering? Yes, we know enough to not talk about quality system protocols, matrix inversions, and non-linear turbulence […]