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 […]

Ulthera Announces IPO

We were pleased to note today that PADT Medical customer Ulthera Inc. filed for an $86M IPO with the SEC.  We have truly enjoyed working with this company offer our congratulations to them on reaching this major milestone. You can read about the IPO in the Phoenix Business Journal here.You can also read a case […]

ASU Research Park Celebrates 30 Years

How do you turn a political defeat into a big win, you look at your options, decide where you want to go, and you do it.  That is what a group of valley visionaries did in the early 1980’s when the state decided that only the University of Arizona could should have an agriculture program. […]

NeruoEM’s Featured in Phoenix Business Journal

It’s always nice when a customer gets a mention in the local press. PADT is helping NeruoEM in the development of a “a self-contained head device to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) with electromagnetic waves.”  Check out the write-up here.   There is not a lot we can say about the project or what […]

Getting to know ANSYS – Rigid Body Dynamics (RBD)

This video is an introduction to ANSYS RBD – an add on module to ANSYS Mechanical for analyzing rigid mechanisms.

Pictures and Reflections from PADT’s 20th Anniversary Party

PADT held our 20th anniversary party at our primary offices in Tempe Arizona on April 10th. Despite the record high temperatures, around 400 people stop by to help us celebrate.  There was good food, good entertainment, and most importantly, good people.   A highlight of the event is that April 10th was proclaimed PADT day […]

ACT Extension for a PID Thermostat Controller (PART 2)

(View part one of this series here.) So, I’ve done a little of this Workbench customization stuff in a past life. My customizations involved lots of Jscript, some APDL, sweat and tears. I literally would bang my head against Eric Miller’s office door jamb wondering (sometimes out loud) what I had done to be picked […]

Color 3D Printer Added to PADT’s Rapid Prototyping Product and Services Offering

PADT’s new Objet500 Connex3 is up and running, just in time for our 20th Anniversary party tonight.  The latest machine from Stratasys is the first true 3D Color Printer that allows users to print accurate and durable parts in whatever combination of color they want, including tinted transparent material. The machine is comfortably nestled between […]

Ready for a Tech Party? We Are! PADT’s 20th Anniversary Party is Tomorrow Night

Everyone here at PADT is working hard on their day-to-day tasks and getting ready for the 20th Anniversary Party tomorrow night from 5:30-9:00. The refreshments have been procured, ice is on order, and an appointment has been set to go get the cake. In light of tomorrows high temps, we even ordered two coolers to […]

Getting to know ANSYS – Icepak

As part of our “Getting to know ANSYS” video series, this video is an introduction to ANSYS Icepak – an electronics thermal analysis package in the ANSYS Product Suite.