Dedicated 3D Scanning Added to Round Out PADT’s Scanning Solutions
PADT now has a full time engineer and equipment dedicated to providing 3D Scanning services to customers. Coupled with the sales and support of 3D scanners and software, PADT can now offer a complete solution to its growing number of scanning customers.
Tempe, AZ – January 8, 2015 – Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies, Inc. (PADT, Inc.), the Southwest’s largest provider of simulation, product development, and rapid prototyping services and products, is pleased to announce the addition of complete 3D part scanning to our services offering. Based on growing customer requests, PADT has invested in equipment, software, and personnel to provide a dedicated resource in this area. The company has been providing scanning as a service for many years, but on a part time basis when staff was free and customers could not find another resource. PADT’s 3D Printing sales team has also been selling scanners and scanning software for over three years. Bringing someone on board to focus on this critical need in product development was the next logical step.
3D Scanning is used by engineers to take a part in the real world and measure it accurately in order to get a model of the part on a computer. This is done using a variety of technologies including lasers, patterned light, and high resolution pictures. The technology is used in product development to capture geometry of existing parts to reproduce (reverse engineering) them or design parts that attach or interact with them. It can also be used to inspect manufactured parts.
Ademola Falada joins our team from Minnesota where he worked for a scanner manufacturer, CGI, for two years after graduating with an engineering degree from the University of Minnesota. He brings extensive knowledge of scanning equipment and the scanning process. Since joining PADT in the late summer, he has been providing limited services to our existing customers as he builds up our scanning capability and puts everything needed to provide a world class service in place. He will be assisted by engineers and technicians that have been providing scanning on a part time basis in the past.
“We are now ready to open our doors wide to customers who need accurate, timely, and useful scanning of their parts.” Commented Rey Chu, one of PADT’s owners and the Principal responsible for the company’s manufacturing services. “We never felt that we could deliver the level of service that customers expect from PADT until we had enough equipment and a dedicated engineer. We are there now.”
The scanning lab consists of two CGI Cross Sectional Scanners for high fidelity scanning of complex plastic parts with internal features, a Geomagic Capture blue light scanner, and a Steinbichler high resolution blue light scanner currently under evaluation. This combination of equipment is matched with the full suite of Geomagic scanning software to provide inspection data, cleaned point clouds, tessellated solids (STL), or usable CAD models.
Customers who are interested in having parts scanned, or who want to learn more about the service, can contact the team at 480.813.4884 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies, Inc. (PADT) is an engineering service company that focuses on helping customers who develop physical products by providing Numerical Simulation, Product Development, and Rapid Prototyping products and services. PADT’s worldwide reputation for technical excellence and an experienced staff is based on its proven record of building long term win-win partnerships with vendors and customers. Since its establishment in 1994, companies have relied on PADT because “We Make Innovation Work.“ With over 75 employees, PADT services customers from its headquarters at the Arizona State University Research Park in Tempe, Arizona, its Littleton, Colorado office, Albuquerque, New Mexico office, and Murray, Utah office, as well as through staff members located around the country. More information on PADT can be found at www.PADTINC.com.