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Ever print a filament-based part with soluble supports, that just wants to float in your tank? By tank, I mean the Support Cleaning Apparatus (SCA) tank offered by Stratasys that dissolves away suppo...
It used to be, if you were thinking of 3D printing a polymer part, you’d select your material by considering several of the classic mechanical factors - ultimate tensile strength, elongation at...
Problem: Your higher-ups require you to show photos of several new products in your marketing-communications efforts, so they can start selling hundreds or thousands. Or, they want you to show th...
Stratasys Fortus 450mc FDM 3D printer, which now offers an OpenAM license option for editing more material build parameters - especially for third-party filaments. (Image courtesy Stratasys) For y...
New Technology Aimed at Better Serving Customers with Faster, More Accurate and Higher Quality 3D Printed Parts We have been doing 3D Printing as a service here at PADT since 1994. And over those ...
A year ago we highlighted the beginnings of an unusual project undertaken by PADT’s Senior 3D Printing Service Technician, Justin Baxter, in the post Three Dimensions of Time, featuring an enlarged...
We figured this would happen, but it’s still pretty cool to hear Bogi Lateiner of MotortrendTV fame talk about 3D printing: “Total game changer! I’m SO on board.” Time for a major upd...
Eight Stratasys 3D Printing Systems Released in 2021 are Now Available Through PADT PADT started using Stratasys Additive Manufacturing systems over twenty years ago, and we like them so much we h...
If you’ve worked much with 3D printed polymer parts, specifically those produced with melted filament, you know that generally you can machine the final product. Adding a hole, enlarging or tap...
Industrial 3D printing doesn’t have to be all about super practical jigs, fixtures and end-use parts, as impressive as those can be. Sometimes it helps to expand our vision of what’s possible eit...

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Optics Updates in Ansys 2023 R2 - Webinar

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2023 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards

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Webinar: Additive's Role in Factory 4.0

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Ansys LevelUp 2023

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2023 Southern Arizona Tech + Business Expo

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Fluent GPU Solver Updates in Ansys 2023 R2 - Webinar

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AIAA Rocky Mountain Section Technical Symposium 2023

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09/21/2023

Accelerating the Energy Transition through Simulation

09/20/2023

3D Printing vs. CNC Machining - Webinar

09/13/2023

Maxwell Updates in Ansys 2023 R2 - Webinar

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Sandia Science & Technology Park 25th Anniversary

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Improved Injection Molding with Additive - Webinar

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SPIE Optics & Photonics Exhibition 2023

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Fluids Updates in Ansys 2023 R2 - Webinar

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Solving Supply Chain Issues with Additive - Webinar

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System Automation & Optimization Updates in Ansys 2023 R1 - Webinar

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2023 AEROSPACE, AVIATION, DEFENSE AND MANUFACTURING CONFERENCE

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