April was a busy month, but May looks a bit more normal. We hope to see some of you at the following PADT events happening in the next 5 or 6 week. You can also get a summary of what happened in April below.
May 11: Internet of Things World
Santa Clara, CA
A couple of us are headed to Santa Clara for this gigantic event. No booth, we will be walking around and checking it out. With so much of our work turning towards support IoT, we felt this was a good place to network and find other partners. Look for us if you are there… we will of course have PADT shirts on.
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.
May 23: National SBIR/STTR Conference
National Harbor, Maryland
PADT will be visiting this years gathering on SBIR and STTR contracts. It is a great opportunity to meet the program officers that are in charge of projects we are applying for as well as a place to meet other companies like PADT that are strong participants in the program.
We have 4 fantastic webinars for May. All PADT webinars are recorded, so even if you can’t make the specified time register and we will send you a link to the recoreding.
|Thursday, May 19, 11:00 AM
Overview of ANSYS Rigid Body Dynamics (RBD) and ANSYS Explicit STR
RegisterFriday, May 20, 1:00 PM
The Stratasys J750 – A new revolutionary full color 3D Printer
Tuesday, May 24, 10:00 AM Phx
Thursday, May 26, 10:00 AM Phx
April Events in Review
April matched March in the number of events. We made a lot of new contacts and were able to learn about some new industries and people.
Our 3D printing sales and services team got off to a great start at this years AMUG Annual Meeting in St. Luis. PADT’s Dhruv Bhate gave two very well received presentations. Besides catching up with customers and partners, the team was able to check out the latest technologies in Additive Manufacturing
The RevAZ team at the Arizona Commerce Authority was nice enough to let PADT host their seminar on Additive Manufacturing and the Navy SBIR Program. We had a great turnout of over 30 people for the seminar put on by Jonathan Leggett, the NAVSEA SBIR Program Manager on how to better utilize the SBIR program. This was followed by one-on-one discussions with John and people from RevAZ.
This year’s Space Symposium in Colorado Springs was fantastic. The best part was meeting Bill Nye and learning more about the mission to mars. Even better was having our customers from different Aerospace companies meet in our booth and interact.
The Tucson tech community provided a great audience for our Lunch & Learn with the AZ Technology Council on “Innovation is easier said than done: Why skipping product simulation is no longer an option” Dan Hartman gave a great talk on the subject.
Flownex shined at this year the SMR 2016 conference in Atlanta. Many people in the nuclear field were able to see Flownex for the first time and get a feel for how powerful it is for designing a modular reactor.
There were two lectures to students in April. Dhruv Bhate crossed the valley and gave an inspirational talk to students at Peoria High School. As always, the students questions and feedback were fantastic. Later in the month, Ted Harris headed down to the University of Arizona in Tucson to talk to an engineering class about Finite Element Analysis.
April also saw the start of a new initiative at PADT, Design Days. This is where some of our product development engineers visit incubators and offer up free advice for an hour. Nothing too complicated, just one-on-one time for Startups with an experienced engineer. We started at NACET in Flagstaff where we met some great inventors. Next was a larger event at CEI in Phoenix followed by sessions at Chandler Innovations.
The last big event in a busy month was the AZBio Expo in Phoenix. As always, this event is packed full of people in the Arizona Biotech space. We caught up with long time customers and met some new people. The talks were informative and at time entertaining.