Nerdtoberfest, PADT’s annual fall open house is coming up soon!
Join us – Thursday, October 26th, 2017 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm MST at 7755 S. Research Drive Tempe AZ, 85281
This year our fall open house will offer attendees a glimpse at some of our core offerings, introductions to a few new additions, and free food and drinks! Come experience this innovative technology first-hand, including:
- CUBE High Performance Computing (HPC) Systems
- 3D Scanning
- FDM Services
- Stratasys 3D Printers
Carbon 3D Printing CLIP Technology *New!
ANSYS Discovery Live *New!
We are excited to announce the return of our annual fall open house, Nerdtoberfest! PADT will be opening it’s doors to the public for a celebration of all things engineering and manufacturing in Arizona.
More information, along with a full event agenda will be made available soon, however in the meantime you can secure your spot now by clicking the link below.
There is something about a kid running down a hallway screaming “mom, you HAVE to see this!” #openhousegoals.
Last night was our annual event where we open up the doors of PADT with a family oriented event sharing what we engineers do. We also invited some students from high school and University to share their engineering activities. With over 250 attendees and more than one excited kid running down the hall, we can safely call it a success.
Attendies were able to see our 3D Printing demo room including dozens of real 3D printed parts, learn about engineering, explore how 3D Printing works, and check out our new metal 3D Printer. They were also able to learn about school projects like the ASU Formula SAE race car as well as a prosthetic hand project and research into cellular structures in nature from BASIS Chandler.
Oh, and there was Pizza.
Pictures speak louder than words, so here is a galary of images from the event.
March starts out with a bang, with a ton of events in that very first week. So we are updating everyone on the month’s events a week early. They cover a wide range of customers and states, so we hope to see many of you there.
The most important is our Open House for families, part of the AZ ScitTech festival. Make sure you RSVP so we order enough pizza!
12th annual Wasatch Front Materials Expo
|This is a fantastic event that brings manufacturing companies in Utah together to share and network. PADT will have a table. Stop on by!|
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Scientifically fun for the whole family: PADT 2017 SciTech Festival Open House
|Once again, PADT Inc. is proud to partner with AZ SCITECH to promote and celebrate Arizona’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) programs!As part of this event, we will be hosting an open house that will give you an inside look at what our engineers do all day, as well as a first hand display of the capabilities of innovative technology such as 3D Printing and Simulation. Come see how we make innovation work!|
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Mayo Clinic Course: Collaborative 3D Printing in Medical Practice
|Collaborative 3D Printing in Medical Practice is a post-graduate course designed to update and introduce radiologists, surgeons, dentists, biomedical engineers, and other health professionals and administrators on uses of 3D printing of anatomic models. PADT will be there as an exhibitor to answer questions about how 3D Printing and Simulation can be leveraged by in the medical space.|
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Webinar: Co-Simulation with ANSYS Workbench and Flownex SE
|In this webinar Flownex will discuss some examples which are ideal for a hybrid 1D-3D simulation and showcase how Flownex can be used with ANSYS products to maximise the efficiency of your simulations. This is a great oportunity for those who do system fluid-thermal simulation or those who do component CFD, and they want to know how to use the two together.|
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America Makes TRX
|The event gathers all of the members of America Makes in one place to review the advancements in the US Additive Manufacturing industry. PADT’s Dhruv Bhate will be sharing the results of our America Makes project and looking forward to catching up with all of you who are members.|
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Seminar: Impacting the Medical Device Value Chain: What is the Right Supply Chain for Your Product?
|PADT’s Eric Miller will be on a panel discussion supply chain and how it impacts medical device development. We will consider ways innovative companies approach product development as well as principal upstream and downstream strategies and risks associated with innovative medical products. The extent to which products and processes are truly disruptive will be considered. Product diversity will be addressed including impacts of evolving business-to-business and business-to-customer strategies, biosensors, 3-D printing, and the shift of care outside of the acute care setting.|
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Hardwarecon: The Convention for Hardware Startups
|PADT’s Eric Miller will be attending this unique event focused on hardware startups along with ANSYS, Inc. He will be talking about using Simulation to drive product design in a startup. This is a great event where the focus is on hardware and how to produce outstanding physical products.|
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Flownex at the International SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit 2017
|Our team will be joining staff from Flownex for this key event in the small modular reactor space to talk about how Flownex is becoming an important design and performance tuning tool for the industry.|
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Customers, friends, partners, and students braved 100 degree temperatures and some unusual traffic to gather at PADT’s Tempe office to celebrate engineering and manufacturing in Arizona at Nerdtoberfest. Machinists, startup experts, engineers, and professors mingled under the stars and took a tour of the facilities while enjoying pizza and beer.
The day started with a seminar on Metal 3D Printing given by Dr. Dhruv Bhate. If you missed it, you can watch his talk here:
We followed that with the first ever PADT Perfect Pitch competition, where four teams pitched the same fictitious company as an exercise in seeing if those who teach, can do. That was such a big part of the day that it has it’s own blog post including a link to a video of all of the pitches.
And after the the laughing and congratulations to the winner of the Unicorn Cup, we started the open house. A chance to tour PADT and network with other members of the Arizona Tech Community.
If you have ever read a post before about one of our open houses you know we have a consistent problem. Once the party starts we stop taking pictures. The only one I got was of Dhruv showing off our new Laser Concepts Metal 3D Printer.
That room was definitely the star of the show and we calculated that Dhruv was talking from 3:00 to 8:30 – five and a half hours non-stop. He earned his pizza and beer.
The table from Basis Chandler was also popular, where they talked about their 3D Printed prosthetic hand project. We also had representatives from the SciTech Festival and RevAZ talking to visitors. The 3D Printing demo room was great and many people stopped to hear about how we are combining 3D Printing and ANSYS Simulation.
We always enjoy these events, they give us a chance to socialize with people we see all the time in work situations. It is also a great opportunity for us to introduce people that would probably otherwise not meet, and grow the strength of the Arizona engineering and manufacturing ecosystem.
The best party in town for engineering and manufacturing is PADT’s annual open house, and this year we are making it better with Nerdtoberfest. We are inviting more partners and customers to join us to celebrate all that the state has to offer for those of us who make our living making things. Take a tour, meet new people, learn about what is new. Just join us! We expect between 200 and 300 people.
Read on to learn more or register here.
The Basic Details
- October 27th, 2016
- Metal 3D Printing Seminar: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
- Perfect Pitch Competition – Watch some of the best tech startup mentors in town show how to pitch a company, and win the “Unicorn Cup”: 4:30 – 6:00 pm
- Open House: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
- 7755 S Research Dr, Suite 110, Tempe, AZ 85284
- Come see PADT’s new metal 3D Printer – it is very cool
- Attend a special pitch event where the valley’s best startup mentors pitch the same company to a group of judges
- Marvel at the latest structural, fluid, and electromagnetic simulation software
- See our lab and manufacturing areas
- There will be beer, there will be pizza. We will have water and soda as well.
- Stand in awe as you gaze upon our 1000+ core compute cluster
- Meet the who’s who of Arizona technology people
- Engineers, manufacturers, makers, teachers, innovators, inventors, suppliers
- Those who are interested in and of the above or just like being around smart people
- Our Sponsors include: the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI), Arizona Technology Council, RevAZ, Arizona Commerce Authority, Mesa Community College and AzAMI, and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC)
Enough info? Register here or keep reading.
What’s Going On?
If you have never been to one of our open houses before, they are simply a gathering of the local tech community to learn more about how things are designed and made. We have stations set up that show the software and hardware we use to improve product development. A big draw is our extensive 3D Printing capabilities as well as our leading edge virtual testing software. It is a great way to expose your family, friends, kids, and coworkers to what engineering and manufacturing are all about.
Something new, a Pre Show
Before the open house we will have a talk on metal 3D Printing from 3 to 4 pm. Dr. Dhruv Bhate will go over how metal 3D Printing works, talk about why it is such a breakthrough, and share some examples of how to use it effectively.
Then we have a new event from 4:30-6:00: Watch the Experts in our “Perfect Pitch” event. We have asked some of the area’s best mentors to startups to come and pitch the same company. See how a pitch should be done and share more than a few laughs along the way.
Meet others who make stuff
The best part of this event is getting to meet other people who work in engineering and manufacturing. You can go to events all year, but they tend to be focused on an industry, startups, or a certain part of the state. Everyone comes to PADT’s open houses and it is a great chance to meet and share ideas.
So, just come. It is fun and we promise two things: You will learn something and you will meet someone new. Bring the family, bring your neighbors.
Let’s celebrate what we do!
Register at bit.ly/nerdtoberfest so we know how much beer, water, soda, and pizza to get.
According to some, the novelty of 3D printing has been wearing off — its mentioned in daily conversations, used on Grey’s Anatomy episodes, incorporated in high school and college classes. Most iPhone-wielding millennials know what it is and how it works. It’s not a “new thing” anymore, right?
Coming to Denver, Salt Lake City, and Phoenix — Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies (PADT) invites you to be one of the first to meet the Stratasys J750 3D Printer: the latest introduction in the portfolio of PolyJet 3D Printers. The Stratasys J750 is the first-ever full-color, multi-material system, which finally addresses the frustration of designers who want realistic models but have to contend with inconsistent color results and rough finishes from current technology.
Ready to register now? Click here and jump right to it! Or keep reading . . .
Unlike other 3D printers currently in existence, the Stratasys J750 can operate with five different colors: cyan, magenta, yellow, black and white — all of the primary colors in the CMYK color process, just like day-to-day 2D full-color printers. The Stratasys J750 also achieves very fine layer thicknesses, enabling high surface quality and the creation of models and parts with very fine, delicate details, where current 3D printers usually result in relatively rough surface finishes.
What does this mean for those who use 3D printing? The Stratasys J750 not only delivers incredible realism but it’s also the most versatile 3D printer available. Designers and producers can say goodbye to the days of adopting multiple 3D-printing technologies and still resorting afterwards to extensive post-processing, such as sanding, painting and bonding.
Before the Stratasys J750, no single 3D printer could deliver full color, smooth surfaces and multiple materials. Now, however, you can print realistic prototypes, presentation models, Digital ABS injection molds, jigs, fixtures, educational and promotional pieces, production parts – or all of the above, with one system.
The Stratasys J750 even goes one step past versatile, simultaneously being the fastest, simplest, and easiest 3D printer to use. The printer includes several user-requested upgrades, such as server functionality, six-material capacity, and even three print modes that are suitable for different priorities: high speed, high mix and high quality. Additionally, where some 3D printing processes must run in a dedicated facility due to the possible hazard of the materials, chemicals and post-processing steps involved, the Stratasys J750 3D Printer uses a clean, easy process, with no hazardous chemicals to handle.
The Stratasys J750 is one choice among an ever-growing array of 3D printers in the marketplace. But its capabilities and versatility make it more than just a 3D printer; It’s a solution-maker.
In other words, Stratasys has just invented 3D printing. Again. PADT’s 3D Printing team can help you pick the best printer for your job and provide you with one-on-one engineering and prototype support.
If you’re at all interested in technology, you won’t want to miss this printer’s big coming-out day.
Check out times and locations below.
Saint Patrick’s Brewing Company
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Salt Lake – Wednesday, July 27th
Hilton Salt Lake City Center
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Phoenix – Friday, July 29th
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
We thought we would open PADT’s doors to families and maybe a few people would stop by. Over 250 people did just that. What a great evening of smiling kids and adults enjoying the excitement of engineering. Exciting engineering? Yes, we know enough to not talk about quality system protocols, matrix inversions, and non-linear turbulence model convergence. We stuck to 3D Printing, elephants on skateboards, and 3D scanners. And we fed everyone pizza.
It was a great evening where everyone learned something. The focus was on exposing what engineers do, what PADT does, to people who may not be technical. Mostly kids but we also saw it as a way for engineers to show their family members and friends what engineering is about. The results far exceeded our expectation, mostly because of how great everyone who showed up was.
Some of the quotes from people who have emailed to thank us are:
“Thank you for opening up your office to me. What a cool place! Even though I have been familiar with and worked with 3D printing for 20+ years, it is always nice to see the new technology, products, and the output of the products. “
“… to see my son and all of the other kids so excited and amazed was truly awesome. Mason told me it was the best night of his life! And this morning his first words to me where thanking me for taking him to the event and when can we go back.”
“This is such a great opportunity for me to show my grandkids what I spent my life doing, and seeing them get so excited about it is wonderful”
The best part of the event for most of us here at PADT were the fantastic questions. As one of our engineers said “for 2 hours I was just lost in the joy of positive human interaction.” We do love what we do here, but it was nice to share it with other people.
Below are some pictures from the evening. Make sure you sign up for PADT’s email list to get invites to future events.
PADT is excited to open our doors to the community and show you and your families what engineering is all about. Bring the family down for a tour of PADT’s Tempe office and we will show them why engineering rocks. This family-friendly event is a great way for kids to see what engineers really do all day.
Tour our 3D printing lab and check out how “We Make Innovation Work”.
|WHEN:||Wednesday, February 24th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm|
|7755 S. Research Drive, Suite 110|
|Tempe, AZ 85284|
The Arizona SciTech Festival is a state-wide celebration of science, technology, engineering and math held annually in February and March. Through a series of over 1,000 expos, workshops, conversations, exhibitions and tours held in diverse neighborhoods throughout the state, the Arizona SciTech Festival excites and informs Arizonans from ages 3 to 103 about how STEM will drive our state for next 100 years. Spearheaded by the Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona Science Center, the Arizona Technology Council Foundation, Arizona Board of Regents, the University of Arizona and Arizona State University, the Arizona SciTech Festival is a grass roots collaboration of over 700 organizations in industry, academia, arts, civic, community and K-12.
Here at PADT we help people who make products, stuff that gets manufactured. So we focused our open house yesterday on advanced manufacturing and invited the community to come out and network, learn, and share. Even though it was a busy week for technology events in Arizona, we had a great turnout on a surprisingly cloudy Wednesday evening.
October is Manufacturing month and this open house was part of the Arizona Commerce Authority’s coordinated events to highlight manufacturing in Arizona. You can learn more about other events in the state here.
This event was a bit more casual and less structured then past PADT open houses, letting attendees spend more time one-on-one with various experts and dig deep in to technologies like metal 3D Printing, urethane casting, topological optimization, and scanning.
What struck all of us here was the keen interest in and knowledge about the various tools we were showing across a wide range of attendees. From students with home built 3D Printers to managers from local aerospace companies that are on the forefront of Additive Manufacturing, the questions that were asks and comments that were made with insightful and show a transition of this technology from hype to real world application.
Below are some more quick snapshot taken during the event.
A big thanks to everyone who made it out and we hope to see more of you next time. If you have any questions about the application of advanced manufacturing technologies to your products, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 480.813.4884. As always, visit www.PADTINC.com to learn more.
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.
The event was sponsored by:
A big draw for the evening was the “Future of Manufacturing” Exhibit where local firms showed off what they were doing. Exhibitors included:
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.
Here are some snapshots from the event:
WE ARE CELEBRATING MANUFACTURING IN ARIZONA
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
Please register at: bit.ly/MMclosing
Food and drinks will be provided.
In addition to networking and celebrating, several companies involved in Manufacturing will be in attendance for an exhibit focused on the future of manufacturing.
Exhibitors attending include:
If you have questions about the event or are interested in exhibiting, please contact Kathryn Pesta at email@example.com.