It is hard to keep up with all the news you need to know, and easy to fall into the trap of picking one online news source. But there is an answer, subscribing to RSS feeds is how I get the headlines from a dozen different sources, all in one place. I go over the ins and outs of this technology in “It’s time to take control of your newsfeed, leverage RSS feeds“
Committee to advocate manufacturing advancement
The inBusiness magazine published an article on the newly formed Arizona Additive Manufacturing Committee that we co-chair with our friends at Titan Industries under the aegis of the Arizona Technology Council. Link to the article is here:
The Committee aims to meet once a month, our second meeting occurs Monday, July 11 2016 at the ASU Polytechnic Campus and is open to anyone in Arizona that works in Additive Manufacturing and has an interest in promoting its growth statewide through collaboration. For more info, connect with me on LinkedIn or send a note to email@example.com and cite this blog post.
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, or informing emergency services that you need help. We learned in the story that SPOT systems had resulted in over 3,000 rescues world wide. As the Spot Trace usage grows, we hope to see similar statistics for lost and stolen assets recovered.
View the video here:
You can review the work that PADT did on the Spot Gen3 in a case study here.
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. Always great to get this technology and our company recognized.
PADT will be on the local Phoenix PBS station this Wednesday, July 10th at 5:30 PM talking about 3D Printing and PADT. Here is the teaser from their website:
3D printing has been around for a while, but it is just starting to make a big impact on mainstream society. Tempe-based Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies is a 3D printing company that was started in 1994 and offers a variety of services, including product simulation, design prototyping and medical devices. The company is also the largest distributor of 3D printing and manufacturing systems in the Southwest. Eric Miller of PADT will talk about his company and 3D printing.
Set your DVR or check watch our news feed to a link for the interview when it hits the web.
Arizona Horizon is the local news show where they talk about local events and activities, and also focus on community news. One recurring segment is their discussion of AZ Technology & Innovation, and PADT has been asked to contribute. It is in HD… better comb my hair and iron my shirt.
PADT and 3D printing got a great write up in the Las Cruces Bulletin last month. Renee Palacios and John Wright were speaking at the High Tech Council of Southern New Mexico on May 17th and a local reporter attended and did a great interview.
With all the media attention focused on 3D Printing we have been bombarded with requests from the media to talk about the technology. This was one of the better articles that does a very good job explaining the technology and its applications. Yes, it does lead off with the whole “printing a plastic gun” story, but that is the price of getting people’s attention these days.
We love sharing our experience and knowledge on this technology. And Renee even got her picture in the paper:
Learn more about the 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing systems from Stratasys that PADT sells here. Learn about how PADT can make a 3D prototype for you here. And find useful information about 3D printing in general here.
Those of us that have been doing rapid prototyping for over 20 years are a bit taken aback by the sudden interest by the mainstream public in 3D printing, but in good way. We have been amazed by this technology for decades and have been evangelizing about its uses even before we bought our first Stereolithography machine in 1994.
Two recent news stories have really brought the technology out into open where producers in news rooms are starting to take notice. The first is the video of some guy who built a single shot gun on FDM machine. The second is the fact that Staples will start selling “hobby” 3D Printers in their stores. So those same producers googled Phoenix and 3D Printing and they got PADT. We were more than happy to help set the record straight on additive manufacturing, where it is, and where it is going. Here are stills of all of our soon to be discovered stars:
The first interview was a nice one on Channel 12, but it never got put on the internet so you will just have to take our word for it, we were fabulous.
The next video was on the local ABC affiliate, channel 15 and we talked about 3D Printing and also made a copy of the reporters head:
Next came another story on the same channel, really focused on the whole printed gun thing. John here at PADT did a great job staying focusing on the technology and what it could do. They even got a shot of our building sign, which made us very happy:
Up to that point everything was recorded and edited. Then the local CBS station, Channel 5 asked us to do a live segment where we scanned the news anchors head then talked about the technology while we built it. It was a lot of fun and Mario was great. Here is the final segment from that show:
We look forward to doing more in the future. And maybe one day soon, the general public will get just as excited about numerical simulation, now there is some compelling TV.
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 graphic arts company owner, the director of the local YMCA, and the Littleton city manager. The messaclearly the same from everyone, that Littleton is “open for business”
PADT is very proud to have one of our employees play such an important role in the community.