This is the first of what we hope to be a monthly posting here on our blog, reviewing PADT events happening in the next 5 or 6 weeks and reviewing activities over the previous month.
Upcoming Events, Seminars, and Gatherings
This annual meeting of the Additive Manufacturing Users Group has been a long time favorite of PADT. Everyone involved in making and running industrial 3D Printers will be in St. Luis this year. PADT’s Dhruv Bhate will be given two presentations and we will be hanging out in the exhibit hall. Look for anyone in a PADT shirt and say hi!
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.
April 11-14: Space Symposium
Colorado Springs, CO
This premier event for the entire Space industry is a favorite of PADT’s We will be there in force in our own both, and with Stratasys, talking about how Additive Manufacturing is changing many aspects of space hardware. Look for Mario, Norm, Anthony, James, and Renee. We expect to catch up with our customers and if we don’t know you, stop by and introduce yourself.
PADT will be presenting results from a recently released study on how the use of simulation has a significant and measurable impact on top line revenue for companies who make products. Lunch is included in this free event. Come back for a link in a day or so.
Flownex and PADT will be attending this meeting, the premier event for Small Modular and Advanced Reactor design. Flownex is the leading tool for modeling fluid flow in and around reactors of all types, and is helping to drive the development of this new generation of nuclear power. Look for us in the Flownex booth.
April 18: “Thoughts on Being an Engineer”
a Presentation at Peoria High School
PADT’s Dhruv Bhate will be discussing his career as an Engineer with High School students. He will also share with them his latest career change in to the exciting world of 3D Printing.
PADT will be attending this key Bioscience industry event with a booth and by attending sessions. Stop by and learn the latest about how PADT helps medical device companies make their innovation work. We will of course be talking about 3D Printing and simulation as well.
This conference is focused on 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing with a focus on inkjet technologies. PADT’s Eric Miller will be sharing his thoughts on design considerations for those who wish to use 3D Printing to manufacture their parts.
May 16-19: RAPID Show
The other big Additive Manufacturing show in the US is Rapid, held in Orlando, FL this year. PADT will be presenting at least one, and perhaps two times at this event. We will also be hanging out with Stratasys and other partners in the exhibit area.
March Events in Review
March was a busy month for events, with a couple of special opportunities to reach new audiences and learn more.
We started with the 2016 Aerospace, Defence, and Manufacturing Conference put on by the Arizona Technology Council on March 3rd. Dhruv Bhate gave a talk about Additive Manufacturing in the state and made a call to action for more cooperation. Our booth was well attended.
The quarterly meeting of the Arizona Technology Investor group was March 10th. We had four outstanding presentations from credible companies looking for angel investing.
March 23rd was a busy day, with the SEMI Arizona presentation of the GPEC study: “Microelectronics: An Economic Pillar for Arizona” at breakfast. We learned a ton about the importance of this sector to the state and where it is headed. This was followed by a sad event, a going away party for Jeff Saville as he departs CEI and spends some time in industry.
Meanwhile, up in Utah, our team was at the Wasatch Front Materials Expo. This event has always been well attended and a chance for us to meet with existing customers and get in front of others who are interested in ANSYS and Stratasys.
The next night saw a well attended event at The Perch in Chandler for the Chandler Innovations Connector. The east valley tech startup community is booming and we were able to visit with many entrepreneurs and mentors.
On March 29th PADT’s Eric Miller was invited to be on a panel to discuss innovation in the Bioscience industry in Arizona. The event focused on an update for the Flinn Foundation’s Bioscience Roadmap project. What an amazing panel and it was good to see the progress, and work still to be done, to build more momentum around this critical industry.
Three events in support of government R&D finished up the last week of the month. The Utah crew attended the Hill Air Force Base Technology Expo on March 30th, an annual event where vendors can share how they help the research going on at the base.
Meanwhile, we were holding a seminar at Los Alamos National Labs on Optimization with ANSYS products and how it can drive the use of Additive Manufacturing. That same presentation was repeated at Sandia National Labs on the 31st.
The final event of the month was a fantastic presentation on Infrared sensors in Albuquerque, NM. This was the first event that we have attended put on by the New Mexico Technology Council, or NMTC. Made some great connection and we are looking forward to more interaction with them.