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 […]

Rep. Grisham Speaks on New Mexico High-Tech Job Efforts

PADT was pleased to be invited to participate in a news conference held by Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham(D, NM 1st Dist) on recent efforts to support tech jobs in New Mexico through the creation of a new Congressional Business Advisory Council.  Held at Emcore, a neighbor in the Sandia Science and Technology Park. Rep. Grisham was […]

“Launch, Leave & Forget” – A Personal Journey of an IT Manager into Numerical Simulation HPC and how PADT is taking Compute Servers & Workstations to the Next Level

Launch, Leave & Forget was a phrase that was first introduced in the 1960’s. Basically the US Government was developing missiles that when fired would no longer be needed to be guided or watched by the pilot. The fighter pilot was directing the missile mostly by line of sight and calculated guesswork off to a […]

In the Heart of Oil and Gas Simulation: PADT at ANSYS Convergence 2014 Houston

This years ANSYS user group meeting is off to a great start. I need to change gears from electrical stuff that dominated in Santa Clara last week to oil and gas. Some great applications of simulation to really difficult problems.

Color 3D Printing ANSYS ANSYS Mechanical and Mechanical APDL Results

[updated on 6/18/14 with images of an optimized bracket] When we announced that Stratasys had released a color 3D Printer, I promised that I would figure out a way to get an ANSYS Mechanical or Mechanical APDL solution printed in 3D as soon as possible. Here it is:Pretty cool.  I posted this picture on our […]

PADT to Exhibit at NAFEMS Americas Conference 2014

Since this years NAFEMS Americas conference is in PADT’s back yard in Colorado Springs, Colorado, we obtained a booth this year.  Our Colorado simulation team will be there to talk about all things ANSYS, CUBE Simulation Computers, and Flownex.   If you are gong to be there, stop on by and say hello.  We will be in […]

Using External Model to Utilize Legacy Mechanical APDL Models in ANSYS Workbench

For many years we’ve been asked, “Can I use my old Mechanical APDL/ANSYS ‘classic’ model in Workbench?”  Up until version 15.0 our answer has been along the lines of, “Uh, not really, unless you can just use the IGES geometry and start over or use FE Modeler to skin the mesh and basically start over.”  […]

PADT in the Press: AZ Republic Article on 3D Printing

Peter Corbett, from the Arizona Republic published a story last week on 3d Printing called: “3D PRINTERS: TURNING SCIENCE FICTION INTO REALITY“ Near the end of the article, there is a section called “Tempe Firm a 3-D Leader” where they talk a lot about PADT, what we do here, and the history of 3D Printing. […]

New Systems, New Logo, and More Accessories for CUBE Simulation Computers

We just finished updating the  standard configurations on our line of CUBE high performance computers, and thought it would be a good time to update everyone on some other areas of this product line.  Every week more and more simulation users reach out to PADT and ask us to design custom systems for them to run a variety […]

3D Printing a Building – An Important Example of the Real Value of 3D Printing

We have recently been asked to present 3D Printing at a variety of events, many not in our traditional mechanical engineering space, and a common theme is emerging.  Once people see through the hype and really understand what the technology can and can’t do, they want to understand what the real long term value is. […]

3D Printing Information for 5th Digital Printing Press Conference, 2014

PADT was pleased to give a talk on 3D Printing at the 5th Digital Printing Press Conference on April 30th, 2014 in Scottsdale.   Any time I get a chance to attend an industry specific conference like this one, it is a real eye opener.  There is a huge amount of work around the world […]

ANSYS Acquires SpaceClaim

Big news this morning in the ANSYS world: ANSYS, Inc. has acquired SpaceClaim, makers of a very powerful 3D Solid Modeling tool that has been an add-on for ANSYS products for some time. Here is the official press release:  finance.yahoo.com/news/ansys-acquires-spaceclaim-corporation-leading-111400173.html Here at PADT we have been long time users of the SpaceClaim products, and big […]

Still Time to Attend an ANSYS User Group Conference

April is almost over, and you know what that means? It’s time for the ANSYS Convergence Regional Conference to begin.  These free events are held once a year and are an opportunity for the entire spectrum of ANSYS users to get together for one day. Each event is a bit different, but the goal is […]

Some Tips on Configuring RSM as a User

If you’re not familiar with it, RSM is the ANSYS Remote Solve Manager.  In short, it allows you to submit solutions from various ANSYS tools so they can be solved remotely, such as on a compute cluster, remote number cruncher, or perhaps just another computer that isn’t being used very much.  Note that there is […]