PADT has been offering 3D Scanning solutions for some time. Over time the company has added the sale of 3D Scanning hardware and software, training for 3D Scanning, and limited 3D Scanning services. With the addition of a full-time scanning engineer, PADT is now able to offer dedicated scanning services to our customers.
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.
By offering optical and cross-sectional scanning, PADT can provide a more accurate solution to a broader range of customers.
Read the press release on this expanded service below
You can also review our scanning services on our website.
Or simply email us at email@example.com or call 480.813.4884 and our team will be more than happy to explain what we can do and provide you with a quote.
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.
It is with incredible sadness that we must inform you that our friend and co-owner of PADT, Mark Johnson, passed away on November 25th from complications due to melanoma. He was with his wife, resting comfortably when he left us. This is a huge loss to anyone that ever knew Mark.
He joined PADT in the early days with the goal of building the company’s product development capability. His focus and the focus of his team was using engineering to make the world a better place. They did this directly through their work in alternative energy and medical devices and indirectly by helping companies from a wide range of industries. There are hydrogen powered cars and buses today humming down the street using pumps and blowers that were Mark’s creations. Doctors are using devices every day to treat patients that Mark helped to design and test. He also participated in the Startup and Medical Device engineering community in Arizona, serving as a judge, mentor, and board member across multiple organizations. And as a co-owner of PADT, he helped direct the company, contributing strongly to our culture and reputation in the community.
Before joining PADT, Mark had a similar impact at Garrett (AlliedSignal, Honeywell), The University of Arkansas, and Ballard. Few people in our industry had such a strong understanding of engineering fundamentals and his ability to apply that basic knowledge to help customers across industries will be sorely missed.
Outside of work, Mark was a loving father and husband, who always took time to be with his wife and two children. Those of you who knew him outside of work know how important they were to him, and he to them.
Since his passing many people have asked how they can honor Mark or share their thoughts on him. We are recommending that those who wish to honor him simply follow his example. Look for the good in people, help others when you can, and always ask questions. Mark was a master questioner and often answering those questions revealed more to the person he was asking the question of than anyone else. He often began meetings with new customers and partners with a simple statement: “I want to warn you, I like to ask questions, lots of questions.”
In that this blog is mostly read by people in technology, the best way you can honor his memory is to carry on his mission of using technology to make the world a better place. Help a startup, develop a more efficient system, commercialize a new technology that improves the lives of the less fortunate, enhance patient care, or help to explore and understand our universe. There are so many ways that those of us involved in engineering and science can make a huge difference, just as Mark did.
Please feel free to leave your thoughts about Mark in the comments below. If you would like to send a note or card to his family, please mail it to:
Mark Johnson Memorial PADT, Inc 7755 S Research Dr, Suite 110 Tempe, AZ 85284
Every year in November the Arizona technology community gathers to celebrate innovation in the state. The 2014 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation (GCOI) was a great event for the state and for PADT. This years winners ranged from high school students to legislators to internationally recognized leaders in the software industry. And, unlike most tech events in the state, everyone was dressed up all fancy. The gala is put on by our friends at the Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority.
This is a special event for PADT for a variety of reasons. We have been a sponsor of the GCOI for several years, hauling out our equipment and samples for a booth to show off Mechanical Engineering in the state. This year we were also honored to provided a judge to help choose the winners and we also made the trophies for those who won. In addition, PADT was the winner of the 2011 Pioneering Award. Every year we add more good memories to this event which puts an exclamation point on the year.
Congratulations to the Winners
This years nominees was a great indication of the strength of technology companies and educators in the state. As always, the students who received recognition were the most inspiring. It is truly amazing what they have achieved while still in High School.
It was especially nice to see PADT customers Syncardia and Securaplane receive awards. Both companies are based in Tucson and are leading the way in their industries. Syncardia produces the only FDA approved total artificial heart, truly saving lives on a daily basis. Securaplane provides the aviation industry with a variety of security and power sub-systems.
We were also pleased to see Pat Sullivan take home a “Lifetime Achievement Award.” Pat started ACT! in the early days of personal computing, and many of us at PADT have been users of his software, and we still use it today at PADT. In addition, we are an investor in Pat’s new company, Contatta, through the Arizona Tech Investors.
This year the judges decided to add a special award, the Judges Award, for outstanding contributions to the technology community. The first ever winner was the Society of Women Engineers. This group is a big favorite of PADT because of their hard work to diversify the field and support many in school and in their careers.
Check out the article in the Phoenix Business Journal to see a full list of winners.
3D Printed Awards
Once again, PADT provided the awards for the winners. It is one thing to see people you know and admire win an award, it is even more meaningful when you see them holding an award that you designed and made. Seeing Governor Brewer pose with her special award was kind of cool.
In the past, we have used a combination of 3D Printing and traditional methods to make the awards, but this year we were able to produce everything using additive manufacturing technologies.
The top portion of the awards was created on our Stratasys Objet500 Connex3 polyjet machine. This device uses inkjet heads to deposit layers of photo-curable polymers. It has four heads, allowing us to lay down support material, a base material, and two colors. We used a transparent material for the base, and mixed yellow and magenta to get the different colors that “float” inside the transparent oval.
The base was created on our FORTUS 400 fused deposition modeling machine using ABS plastic. Both of the parts were generated in CAD and printed directly. This application shows the power of 3D Printing. We were able to create 11 unique trophies without the need for tooling, special equipment, or expertise in any given process. We simply visualized what we wanted on the computer, then sent the resulting custom designs to the printers. Specifically, the unique text for each award was extruded as a solid inside the main body, floating above the state of Arizona.
Last Thursday (10/30/2014) PADT was honored to host the closing event for this years “Arizona Manufacturing Month” The event was well attended with almost 300 people stopping for networking, food, beer, and some examples of the future of Manufacturing in the state.
Food was provided by Teakwoods Tavern and Grill (the barbecue beef went fast!) and samples of beer were provided by Arizona Manufacturer, Four Peaks Brewing.
In addition to all of the companies and customers who attended, we were pleased to have a great group of High School Robotics teams that showed up to share their robots with us and take part in a brief awards ceremony for PADT’s “2014 FIRST Robotics Grant” competition. Read more about that here.
All and all a great event and our staff wants to thank everyone for making it an enjoyable and value added gathering. We hope to see more of you here next year as momentum grows and more and more people learn about the Revolution in Manufacturing that is taking place in Arizona.
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Without hoopla or sponsorship from a major beverage company, Alan Eustace assembled a team of experts to shatter the record from jumping from the stratosphere. Paragon Space Development, someone we can proudly call a PADT customer, formed the backbone of the team that made the StratEx project so successful. Using their experience with creating self-contained and safe human environments, and their general awesome engineering know-how, they developed a system that used just a space suite instead of a full capsule. This allowed the parachutist to leap from 135,908 ft!
This project was about science and setting records, as well as proving out the technology for other uses. See where Paragon is going with this technology on the WorldView page- their answer to commercial space tourism that is practical and inspiring. worldviewexperience.com/
The state of Arizona has a vibrant and robust manufacturing community, something that most people do not know. To highlight this strong part of the state’s economy, the month of October has been designated as Manufacturing Month. Learn more at the ACA website.
PADT has been busy participating in a variety of events throughout the month of October. We are excited to celebrate the culmination of this amazing month.
Everyone is welcome!
What: Celebrating Arizona Manufacturing – The Special Closing Event of the 2014 Arizona Manufacturer’s Month
When: October 30th, 4-7pm
Where: PADT – 7755 S. Research Drive, Tempe, AZ 85284
We are very excited to offer 3 different 3D Printer and Scanner bundles to our customers. Each contain a variety of products to help you achieve optimal results. They are all products that we use here at PADT everyday. It is everything you need for 3D Scanning & Printing that works!
Geomagic Capture Scanner and Mojo 3D printer bundle Enjoy a commercial level 3D scanner and printer combo at an affordable entry level price. This bundle starts with a Geomagic Capture Scanner coupled with Geomagic Wrap software enabling users to easily and accurately scan a physical model and transform point cloud data, probe data and imported 3D formats (STL, OBJ, etc.) into 3d polygon meshes for use in manufacturing, design and analysis. Because we know your time is valuable, this bundle also includes a geoCUBE computer workstation built specifically for handling the large number of data points typically encountered when performing scanning. Finally, print your model in your choice of a variety of colors on ABSplus using your Mojo 3D printer. With this bundle you can easily go from scan to print with for only $25,899. Training is included.
Departmental Desktop Printing Solutions The Mojo 3D printer from Stratasys is a great solution to start making quality, duarable 3D models – right out of the box. And now the price makes it even more affordable to have a 3D printer in every department. A Mojo 3D printer with material package and Support Cleaning system now starts at $5,999 but we are offering a bundle discount for all your departmental needs with prices starting at $28,995 for 5 and $57,490 for 10 Mojos. Everything you need to get a 3D printer on every floor!
Entry-level Reverse Engineering and Printing This entry-level reverse engineering package starts with a Geomagic Capture scanner with Geomagic Wrap software so that you can seamlessly scan and process data. Construct a usable CAD model from your scan data using SpaceClaim’s geometry creation tools. Everything runs on the included geoCUBE computer workstation that efficiently handles the large amounts of data produced. When you are ready to print your design, you can use the included uPrint se Plus. This all-in-one solution helps you save on design time and reduce outsourcing costs by bringing it all in-house starting at $41,400 including training.
Bundles are available through 12/31/14. Contact us for more info.
PADT Colorado is excited to be partnering again with Alignex for a 3D printer demo/happy hour at their upcoming networking event.
The event is from 10 am to 6pm and will feature guest speakers discussing the latest in engineering and design productivity. PADT will be on site to discuss 3D printing during their happy hour from 5 to 6pm.
For more details and to register for the event please click here.
The month of October in Arizona is Manufacturer’s Month. Part of the Arizona Commerce Authoritie’s RevAZ program, this month of celebrations is an opportunity for those of us who make stuff, or support people to make stuff, to spread the word that the manufacturing community is robust, diverse, and has a major impact on the local economy.
PADT is attending three events, and hosting the closing event for the month. We hope to run in to you at the first three, and consider this the first of many invitations to join us for an open house and celebration on October 30th.
The three events open to the public are:
October 3rd, 2014 – 10:00 to 2:00 National Manufacturing Day Open House at AzAMI
The Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AzAMI) at Mesa Community College (MCC) is celebrating National Manufacturing Day by opening its doors to the community. Guided Tours of its enhanced machining, processing and additive manufacturing labs will be offered between 10am and 2pm.
October 15th, 2014 – 12:30 to 6:30
AZTC Southern Arizona Tech + Business Expo: Where Technology and Manufacturing Connect
The Southern Arizona Tech + Business Expo is the regions premier showcase event for Manufacturing Month. Working in collaboration with the Southern Arizona Manufacturing Partners (SAMP), The Arizona Manufacturing Council (AMC), the RevAZ Program of the Arizona Commerce Authority, and the University of Arizona’s Tech Launch Arizona; the Expo will host informative panel discussions on strategies to grow your business faster.
The Westin La Paloma Resort
3800 E. Sunrise Drive
Tucson, AZ 85718
October 30th, 2014 – 4:00 to 7:00pm
Celebrating Arizona Manufacturing
PADT is proud to host the closing celebration for Arizona Manufacturer’s Month. A variety of companies and organizations will be exhibiting their activities in the future of manufacturing. Visitors will get a chance to see some of the more advanced applications of manufacturing in the state as well as tours of the PADT facility.
Food and drinks will be provided along with great opportunities to network and get to know the community a little better.
7755 S. Research Drive
Tempe, AZ 85284
Last week, on September 17th, the Arizona Bio Technology community gathered for the 20144 AZBioAwards. This year PADT was once again privileged to not only attend, but to again 3D Print the awards themselves. PADT also had a both, which gave us an opportunity to talk with many of our customers who were attending.
This event honors some of the leaders in industry and is a chance for everyone involved to get together and celebrate all the progress that is made each year in this area.
PADT was also pleased to receive recognition for our 20th Anniversary from AZBIO.
You can view a press release about the whole AZBio Week, including the awards, here.
You can see pictures from the event on Facebook, here.
Here is a picture of the awards we made:
And here is our both with Ward Rand, Josh Heaps, and Andrew Miller interacting with a customer:
PADT just released a line of computer workstations specifically designed for use with a variety of optical scanners: geoCUBE Scanning Workstations.
Scanning technology has come a long way. It is relatively easy to scan a real physical part with a variety of different scanning technologies and capture the geometry for use in inspection, design, reverse engineering, or to directly replicate a part with 3D Printing. The problem is that a good scanner produces a huge number of data points and a standard office computer, laptop, or even most CAD workstations bog down and perhaps even crash when you try to view or manipulate that much data.
When we ran into that exact problem here at PADT when we were doing scanning services for customers. On a nice CAD workstation it was taking almost a whole day to clean up and process a full scan or a large part. Our manufacturing team asked if they could power one of the CUBE Simulation Computers we use for CFD. If you know CFD people you know they said “No, but can I also run on your box if you are not using it?” So they went to our IT staff, the people who design CUBE systems and asked for a custom built machine for scanning.
The result was a breakthrough. That 20 hour job was finishing in about two hours and we were able to spin the points and the resulting triangle file around on the screen in real time. We liked it so much we decided to come up with four systems spanning the needs of scanning users, and offer them along with the scanner we sell, or to anyone that might need one.
Below is a screen shot of the table showing the four systems, from a basic small box that you can use to drive your scanner, to the power system that we use. You can download the brochure here, or visit the web page here.
As always, feel free to contact us to get more information and see how we can help you find the right scanner and the perfect computer to go with it.
It is now official: PADT has an office in the Salt Lake City area. Last week we signed a lease for a space at 5282 S Commerce Dr in Murray, Utah. We have been looking for a while and when this location opened up we felt it was located in a great spot and was the size we needed. It is 17 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City, less than 30 minutes to most of our SLC customers, and not a bad drive to those who are north and south, right up or down I-15.
This office will focus on providing sales and technical support to our Utah Stratasys and ANSYS customers. It will provide enough space for a few demo 3D Printers and also has a great meeting room for training and mentoring sessions.
You can read more in the official press release here.
To get a feel for where it is located, here is a screen grab.
Proximity to some of the best skiing in the country was not much of a factor in the decision process… but it helped.
Here is a shot of Anthony, Doug, Patrick, and Mario modeling in the hallway.
It will take us a month or so to get everything up and running, but once done we will set up a time for an open house. Watch this space for more about our continued growth and success in Utah.
PADT has been asked to share our expertise in 3D Printing at three different events in the month of September. We look forward to the opportunity to talk about how additive manufacturing is being used today, and how it can be used in the future.
September 11, 2014 – Salt Lake City, Utah Utah Manufacturers Association Summit We will have a booth and will be participating in the summit, representing the application of additive manufacturing. This informative all-day seminar will teach you about the revolutionary UtahCAN Database and how it can benefit your company, how to utilize social media to your advantage, better handle impacts on your business and leadership strategies to change your workplace.
September 12, 2014 – Albuquerque, New Mexico TechFiestaABQ2014 TechRev: State of the art and Digital Fabrication PADT’s very own Jeff Strain will be on the “State of the art and digital fabrication” panel from 9:00 to 10:00. TechRev is a full day conference featuring tracks for technologists, entrepreneurs and the business community produced by the NM Technology Council.
We hope to see you at one of these events. If you would would like PADT to participate as a speaker, panel member, or an exhibitor, please contact us and we will check our schedule. We truly do love talking about this stuff. Look for even more chances to interact with PADT on 3D Printing in October, during the Arizona Manufacturing Month.