Writeup on PADT Customer Ulthera in BizJournal

We just noticed a nice write-up in the Phoenix Business Journal on one of PADT Medical’s customers: Ulthera. We are pleased to see them get the recognition they deserve for the success they have worked so hard to obtain.

Registered: We Make Innovation Work

It is official. We just got a letter from the US Patent and Trademark Office that “We Make Innovation Work” is now a registered trademark for PADT. Here it is for the first time with the special r-in-a-circle: We Make Innovation Work® This new slogan for PADT was born out of being involved in applying […]

Arizona Innovation Grant Winners Announced, Three are PADT Related

  The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) finished up the Fall 2012 Arizona Innovation Challenge Grant by announcing the six winners: Athena Wireless Communications, Surprise, AZ Instant BioScan, Tucson, AZ Post. Bid. Ship, Tucson, AZ Serious Integrated, Chandler , AZ Stat Doctors, Scottsdale, AZ Stimwave Technologies, Scottsdale, AZ This is a great collection of companies that […]

Serious Integrated: Modular Touch Screen Panels

PADT Angel Investment ProfilesGiving back to the community you come from is something that PADT strongly believes in. We extend this belief not just to charities, but also to the technology business community that helped to create the company we are today.  One way in which we do that is through strategic Angel investments in […]

Happy Holidays and Merry New Year from The Focus

Here we are again. At the end of another year.  It has been a big year for The Focus, PADT, and for ANSYS in general.  It is our last full week of work for 2012 here at PADT so we always like to finish up the year with a summary article, looking back and looking […]

PADT Sign at the End of the Rainbow

Ted Harris captured this picture when going home last Friday.  This is what you find at the end of a rainbow.   It is a long exposure to get the colors in the rainbow, so the sign is a bit bright.  But not bad for holding an iPhone steady.

Christmas Right–Left Gift Exchange Story: Romance Style

For our Christmas parties at PADT we generally have over 40 employees so a traditional secret Santa gift exchange takes to long. So a couple of years ago we downloaded a right-left gift exchange story from the internet and it was a big hit. We ran out of stories on the internet, so we started […]

Webinar Info: New and Cool Stuff in ANSYS R14.5 Mechanical Products

  This Wednesday we had our last PADT ANSYS Webinar Webinar of 2012 on the cool stuff in the just released 14.5 version of the ANSYS Mechanical products.  As promised, here are links: The recording can be found at: https://padtincevents.webex.com/padtincevents/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=EC&rID=6160237&rKey=0a380a100d1db557 And a PDF of the presentation can be found at: PADT-Webinar-R145_Important_Stuff-Mechanical-2012_12_12. Enjoy!

Startup Lesson Learned 2: Stay Focused, Be Flexible, Set and Use Goals

About the Series “10 Tech Startup Lessons Learned”PADT is a company focused on helping companies bring their physical products to market. As “We Make Innovation Work” for our customers, we learn a lot about what does and does not work in technology startup companies. In addition, we were once a startup ourselves and we now […]

A Guide to Creating Good STL Files

The STL file is the linqua-franca of the prototyping world, the file format that all geometry creation tools write, and that all prototyping systems read. When you make a prototype it will be an exact copy of your STL file. If your file is not accurate, then your prototype will not be accurate. If there […]

Printing from this Blog

A quick note before I head out for a Chris Isaac concert (my wife is a fan, and I’m supportive… but let me note that she did not support me by going to see Rush) I wanted to let our readers know about printing on this new blog. Long time The Focus readers are used to having […]

Beware the ARGS, Matey!!

Pirate Joke: One day me ARG says, “ARG, go to ARG and get the ARG to ARG the mainsail.” I says to me ARG, “ARG went yesterday. The ARG is over yonder by the ARG and the rum! Ha-ha-ha-ha-ARG!!” Yeah… pirate jokes don’t work so well when the same ARG is used in too many […]

Local Involvement: PADT Leading Efforts to Improve Business Climate in Littleton, CO

PADT’s very own Norman Stucker is leading efforts through the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce to grow the business community in Littleton. Norman is heading up a commitee charged with creating coordination and synergy between businesses, non-profits, and local government. This morning was the first community meeting for the committee. Speakers included a small […]

PADT at the 9th Annual Colorado Space Roundup

PADT is pleased to be an exhibitor at this years Colorado Space Roundup. This is a great event where everyone involved in space gets together and talks about what needs to be done to improve and grow the aerospace ecosystem in the state. We are pleased to see many of our customers here, and have […]

Veebow.com: Smart Phone Coupons

PADT Angel Investment Profiles Giving back to the community you come from is something that PADT strongly believes in. We extend this belief not just to charities, but also to the technology business community that helped to create the company we are today.  One way in which we do that is through strategic Angel investments […]