A look inside the Objet500 Connex3 Multi-material 3D printer

This week our we printed some beautiful multi-colored sponsor awards for the 2014 Arizona SciTech Festival which officially launches in August.  Intern extraordinaire, Diserae Saunders, placed a GoPro inside our Objet500 Connex3 to record the magic.  Enjoy the video and check out the Arizona SciTech Festival for information on this great program that promotes science, […]

Ulthera Purchased by Merz

We love to see our customers succeed – everyone here that has worked with Ulthera knew it would only be a matter of time before a large player recognized the value of this company. And, we just learned today that the German pharmaceutical company Merz is buying Ulthera for $600,000,000.   Here is a link to an article on the […]

Recommended Free Utilities for the ANSYS User’s Toolbox

What do you have in your toolbox? The ANSYS suite of tools is pretty comprehensive.  But an efficient user always has a collection of utilities that they use with ANSYS products to automate processes, convert data, and scrub results.  In 2008 we published a list of free and commercial tools that we were using at […]

3D Scanning and 3D Printing for Makers

Off to a great start sharing the Capture Scanner and Geomagic Software at TechShop in Chandler. Great group, great questions.

PADT Medical Team at AZBIO Expo 2014

Representatives of the PADT Medical team are having a great day at this years AZBIO Expo in Scottsdale.  We brought along some of the medical device projects we have worked on and have been chatting with past, current, and future customers. Margaret and our “assistant” posed for this picture of the booth:Insert skeleton jokes here.  The event is […]

An inside look at our Connex500

We wanted to see what 3d printing looked like from the inside of the machine so our new intern, Diserae Sanders, placed a GoPro inside our Connex500 during a print job.  The item being printed is a demo bicycle pedal printed in multiple materials.   This video is the first in a series we plan […]

3D Scanning & Printing for Makers

Attention Makers, Tinkerers & 3D Enthusiasts  When :   Monday, June 23, 2014                    6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Where: TechShop Chandler                 249 E. Chicago Street                 Chandler, AZ 85225 Attend Live – Register NowAttend Virtually […]

Stratasys adds flexible color to their digital material palettes

Earlier this week, Stratasys announced the addition of 10 new color pallets expanding the digital materials offering to represent hundreds of new options of both flexible color materials and rigid gray materials available for the Objet500 Connex3 Color Multi-material 3D Printer.       The first three pallets are built using TangoPlus combined with combinations of VeroCyan, VeroMagenta […]

Slide Rules, Logarithms, and Compute Servers

If any of you have been to PADT’s headquarters in Tempe, Arizona, you probably noticed the giant slide rule in the middle of our building.  You can see a portion of it in the picture below, at the top of our Training, Mentoring, and Support group picture. This thing is huge, over 6 feet (2 […]

PADT Customer GlobalStar Featured in News Report

We were pleased to hear from customer GlobalStar that two of the products PADT  worked on for them were featured on a New Orleans television station. The Spot Gen3 and Spot Trace are great devices that communicate to the GlobalStar satellite network no matter where you are, telling people where you are, that your assets have moved, […]

3D Printing brings history to life

Did you hear that they have 3D printed Vincent van Gogh’s ear? How about the 3D printed spine of King Richard III?  This week alone 3D printing has given us two amazing examples of how this technology can be used to look at history in amazing new ways. In the case of van Gogh, researchers […]

IGES Can’t Stand IGES Anymore!

Users: I got some errors when I imported my geometry. I have some holes and stray surfaces in my geometry. The edges are twisting around on my geometry import. ANSYS blows up when I’m trying to mesh my imported geometry. Me: What geometry format are you using? Users: IGES. IGEEEEEEESSSSSS!!! The vast majority of the […]

why does no1 respon to my request for help (Some Pointers to Students Looking for Help on Forums, Social Media, and Blogs)

[Note: I know I misspelled respond… that is the point] As many of you know, PADT hosts a very successful mailing list and forum called XANSYS.org. It is one of the most successful online community help places I have ever seen.  There are a lot of reasons for that success, but the biggest is the […]

3D Printing…….Pancakes

It seems like people are using 3D printing for just about anything these days…….and that is a very good thing.  From art to dentistry and all things in-between, 3D printing has allowed people without engineering expertise or special equipment to be truly innovative in their fields. Just the other day we ran across a really […]

PADT Colorado Presents: Scanning & 3D Printing That Works

When:   June 12, 2014                4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Where:  PADT Colorado                2009 W. Littleton Blvd                Suite 200                Littleton, CO 80120 Click Here to Register In […]