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We started an email newsletter back in 2002 as “The Focus.”  We kept that up for some time and then made the plunge into blogging around 2008. Over the years, thousands of students and engineers from around the world have told us that our blog is an invaluable tool to them. If you can’t find what you are looking for, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

Back in 2012, our customers were asking for a way to order their Stratasys 3D Printing material online. So, we created PADTMarket.com. It was one of the first e-commerce sites for Business-to-Busin...
  Published on: October 25, 2023 With: Eric Miller, Jim Peters & Chris Settanni Description:   In this episode your host and Co-Founder of PADT, Eric Miller is joined by PADT's Chie...
The world of additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is constantly evolving. The technology was invented less than 35 years ago yet has come a long way. What began as a unique, though limited, way to...
There are hundreds of industrial AM machines and materials. New products come to market weekly, and picking the best option for a manufacturing or research project is a tough call. A wrong direction...
The ANSYS Discovery 3D Design family of products enables CAD modeling and simulation for all design engineers. Since the demands on today’s design engineer to build optimized, lighter and smarter p...
Additive manufacturing (3D Printing) has been rapidly gaining popularity as a true manufacturing process in recent years. ANSYS’ best-in-class solution for additive manufacturing enables simulatio...
Have you ever wondered about choosing a plain versus funky infill-style for filament 3D-printing? Amongst the ten standard types (no, the cat infill design is not one of them), some give you high str...
If you’ve been thinking of trying out Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber (12CF)  to replace aluminum tooling or create strong end-use parts, do it! All the parts we’ve built here at PADT have shown themselves...
PADT is excited to announce the release of the latest FDM material from Stratasys: TPU 92A. Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) is a type of elastomer material, known for its flexibility, re...
One of the newest materials available for the Stratasys Fortus 450 users (other machines could have this capability at a later date) is the Nylon 12CF. Nylon 12CF is a Carbon Fiber filled Nylon 12 fil...

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Stratasys F3300: Game Changing Throughput - Webinar

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Low Frequency Updates in Ansys 2024 R1 - Webinar

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Structures Updates in Ansys 2024 R1 (1) - Mechanical, Meshing & compos

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Driving Innovation in Vehicle Lighting with Additive Manufacturing

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2024 Transformative Vertical Flight

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2024 Transformative Vertical Flight

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Improving Heath Care with Additive - Webinar

12/13/2023

AZ Tech Council Tech The Halls 2023

12/07/2023

Stratafest 2023 - Houston, TX

12/06/2023

Optics Updates in Ansys 2023 R2 - Webinar

11/15/2023

2023 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards

11/15/2023

Twin Builder Updates in Ansys 2023 R2 - Webinar

11/01/2023

Webinar: Additive's Role in Factory 4.0

10/25/2023

Ansys LevelUp 2023

10/25/2023

Nerdtoberfest 2023

10/25/2023

Mechanical Updates in Ansys 2023 R2 (3) - Webinar

10/18/2023

2023 Southern Arizona Tech + Business Expo

10/18/2023

Fluent GPU Solver Updates in Ansys 2023 R2 - Webinar

10/09/2023

Structural Updates in Ansys 2023 R2 (2) - Webinar

10/02/2023

Colorado Life Sciences Innovation Forum 2023

09/27/2023

2023 AZ Bio Awards

09/26/2023

Experience Stratasys Truck Tour - Houston

09/22/2023

AIAA Rocky Mountain Section Technical Symposium 2023

09/22/2023

Experience Stratasys Truck Tour - Dallas, TX

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

09/12/2023

Sandia Science & Technology Park 25th Anniversary

09/08/2023

26th Annual New Mexico Flying 40 Awards

09/08/2023

New Mexico Tech Summit

09/07/2023

New Mexico Tech Summit

08/30/2023

Structures Updates in Ansys 2023 R2 (1) - Mechanical, Post & Graphics

08/23/2023

Improved Injection Molding with Additive - Webinar

08/22/2023

SPIE Optics & Photonics Exhibition 2023

08/16/2023

Fluids Updates in Ansys 2023 R2 - Webinar

08/04/2023

Experience Stratasys Truck Tour - Salt Lake City, Utah

08/01/2023

Experience Stratasys Truck Tour - Denver Colorado

07/26/2023

Solving Supply Chain Issues with Additive - Webinar

07/25/2023

Arizona Tech Leadership Golf Tournament

07/24/2023

Arizona Tech CEO Leadership Retreat

07/19/2023

System Automation & Optimization Updates in Ansys 2023 R1 - Webinar

07/13/2023

2023 AEROSPACE, AVIATION, DEFENSE AND MANUFACTURING CONFERENCE

07/12/2023

Materials Updates in Ansys Granta 2023 R1 - Webinar

06/30/2023

Turbo Expo 2023

06/29/2023

Turbo Expo 2023

06/28/2023

Turbo Expo 2023

06/28/2023

Revolutionize Packaging Design with Additive - Webinar

06/27/2023

Turbo Expo 2023

06/27/2023

2023 E-MOBILITY AND CLEAN ENERGY SUMMIT

06/26/2023

Turbo Expo 2023

06/21/2023

Optics Updates in Ansys 2023 R1 - Webinar

06/07/2023

LS-DYNA Updates in Ansys 2023 R1 - Webinar

05/31/2023

Driving Automotive Innovation with Additive - Webinar

05/24/2023

Hill Air Force Base Tech Expo

05/24/2023

Structural Updates in Ansys 2023 R1 (3) – Structural Optimization & Ex

05/23/2023

CROSSTALK 2023: Emerging Opportunities for Advanced Manufacturing Smal

05/10/2023

Signal & Power Integrity Updates in Ansys 2023 R1 - Webinar

04/26/2023

Additive Manufacturing Updates in Ansys 2023 R1 - Webinar

04/20/2023

38th Space Symposium Arizona Space Industry

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