Engineering is all around us, but most people don’t think about how important engineering is to our modern lives. In “Flaming hoverboards: Why engineering matters” I take a look at a specific example of where a lack of engineering can cause problems.
At PADT we provide help to many of our customers who have trouble with their ANSYS simulations. At the top level, though, there are some computer skills for Windows that we consider basics that every engineer should know. If these are skills you already have in your tool belt, fantastic! If not, hopefully this information […]
It’s August and the activities keep coming. Those of us in the Tempe office managed to travel to cooler climates in July, and we have pictures to prove it below. This month’s events are mostly online. As always, check back to see if we have added anything. You can also see a list of events on […]
Product design engineers are increasingly under pressure to complete product designs faster so innovative products can reach the market sooner. Performing up-front simulation as part of the product development process can accelerate designing optimized products and reduce costly physical prototypes. To successfully implement simulation early in the product development process, simulation software must be easy-to-use […]
Is PolyJet MED610 truly biocompatible? And what does that mean anyway? A couple of months ago, our product development team contacted me to see if I could 3D print them a small bio-compatible masking device that was needed for temporary attachment to an invasive device prior to insertion for surgery. That led me to investigate all the […]
Our loop around the Southwest with the new Stratasys J750 Full Color 3D Printer finished strong with a well attended gathering at ASU’s Skysong in Scottsdale. The event was so popular, Channel 10 did a story on it. Over 130 people signed up to learn more about this fantastic device, get caught up on latest industry trends, […]
The second stop on our trip around the Southwest for Stratasys’ new J750 Full Color 3D Printer was in fantastic downtown Salt Lake City. This device is reinventing 3D printing, and we are showing it off in person so people can see it up close along with holding incredible parts it makes in their hands. Next stop […]
As engineers, we struggle with using social networks to market our company. Engineers are not as in to social networking and they are adverse to anything that looks like a sale. “The five C’s of effective social network marketing” goes over some of the things that have worked for PADT and should help similar tech […]
Having the right product development team is critical to the successful development of a new product. In “How to assemble the right product development team” I take a look at what PADT has learned through the years about what makes a great team.
Denver was the first stop on a trip around the Southwest for Stratasys’ new J750 Full Color 3D Printer. We are showing this machine that is reinventing 3D printing off in person so people can see the device up close and hold the incredible parts it makes in their hands. You can still sign up […]
We are pleased to announce that PADT has been awarded a grant from America Makes to further our research into combining our three favorite things: Simulation, 3D Printing, and Product Development. We will work with our partners at ASU, Honeywell Aerospace, and LAI International to study lattice structures created in 3D Printing, how to model […]
If you have used or are using CFD tools like ANSYS Fluent or ANSYS CFX, then you already know how much of a pain extracting the fluid volume can be from a CAD model. Whether the extraction fails because of geometry issues, or if you’ve forgotten to create capping surfaces for all your openings it […]
If you have visited PADT’s headquarters in Tempe, Arizona you know that we have been next to an empty lot since we moved in. Today our new neighbors, Arizona Oncology, broke ground on their new East Valley facility. Although we will miss watching the bunny rabbits and the unobstructed view of Elliot Road, we are […]
In this The Focus Video Blog, Joe Woodward shares a nice little trick he found when answering a tech support question. When you want to take timesteps from a transient thermal analysis in ANSYS Mechanical and use the results as loads in a series of static simulations, in just a few mouse clicks.
PCB designers know that it is critical to design a board for temperature rise, thermal expansion and external structural loads. The difficulty has always been to capture a board’s structural makeup accurately without having an impractical effect on solve time. CLICK HERE for a PDF that shows how ANSYS solves this challenge in a unique straightforward […]