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If you are not scared, you are doing it wrong! Successful founders take risks

Fear can be an incredible motivator, especially in a small and growing business. This talk, originally presented at Phoenix Startup Week in 2018, goes over how being scared can be a good thing.
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    Eric Miller, Principle & Co-Owner, PADT, Inc.
    The automotive industry has seen a lot of innovation over the past few years, including everything from alternative fuel and power sources to autonomous vehicles, and advanced engineering technologies such as 3D Printing and Simulation Software have been at the forefront of said innovation.

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    This will focus on what advanced technology such as numerical simulation and additive manufacturing has meant to the industry up until this point, and where it will likely take it in the future.
  • PAAC - Simulating the Future of the Automotive Industry Mar 11 2021 8:00 pm UTC 60 mins
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    This presentation includes information from Judy Curran, Head of Global Automotive Strategy at Ansys, on industry trends, software tools, and applications for simulation in the automotive industry, followed by a presentation from Dr. Arunachala Kannan, Zero Electric Vehicles' Chief Scientist and Mechanical System Engineer Damon Gonzales, on the company's mission, and how being a startup using Ansys software has and will better prepare them for the future.

    If you work in the automotive industry and have considered implementing simulation into your workflow, or simply want to keep up with what industry leaders are doing, this is the webinar for you.
  • PAAC - The State of Additive in the Automotive Industry Mar 11 2021 5:30 pm UTC 90 mins
    Fadi Abro, Director of Automotive Business, Stratasys & Malini Dusey, Additive Manufacturing Application Engineer, GM
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    Join the additive experts at PADT, along with representatives from Stratasys and GM for a presentation covering everything you need to stay updated on the role of additive manufacturing in the automotive industry.

    This presentation includes information from Fadi Abro, Director of Automotive Business at Stratasys, on industry trends, valuable technology, and additive applications for the automotive industry, followed by a presentation from GM Additive Manufacturing Application Engineer Malini Dusey on the company's use of additive and the advantages they have found through using it.

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  • The State of Mechanical Meshing in Ansys 2021 R1 Mar 10 2021 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Joe Woodward, Senior Mechanical Engineer & Lead Trainer, PADT, Inc.
    Meshing is an integral part of the engineering simulation process where complex geometries are divided into simple elements that can be used as discrete local approximations of the larger domain. The mesh influences the accuracy, convergence and speed of the simulation. Furthermore, since meshing typically consumes a significant portion of the time it takes to get simulation results, the better and more automated the meshing tools, the faster and more accurate the solution.

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    • Weld Control
    • Separating Morphing Adaptive Remeshing Technology (SMART)
    • Batch Connections
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  • General Interface & Performance Updates in Ansys Mechanical 2021 R1 Recorded: Mar 2 2021 37 mins
    Ted Harris, Simulation Support Manager, PADT
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    Ansys Mechanical delivers features to enable faster simulations, easier workflows, journaling, scripting and product integrations that offer more solver capabilities. Within this new release, interface and performance capabilities have been enhanced to offer greater ease of use and overall efficiency in nearly every circumstance.

    Join PADT's Simulation Support Manager and Ansys expert Ted Harris, for an overview of what updates in this release best energize this tool, such as enhancements made to:

    • Solution History
    • Fluid Network Creation
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    • GPU & Solvers
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  • High Frequency Updates in Ansys 2021 R1 Recorded: Feb 23 2021 56 mins
    Michael Griesi, Lead Electromagnetics Engineer, PADT
    Whether leveraging improved workflows or leading-edge capabilities with Ansys 2021 R1, teams are tackling design challenges head on, eliminating the need to make costly workflow tradeoffs, developing next-generation innovations with increased speed and significantly enhancing productivity, all in order to deliver high-quality products to market faster than ever.

    When it comes to high frequency electromagnetics, Ansys 2021 R1 delivers a plethora of groundbreaking enhancements. Ansys HFSS Mesh Fusion enables simulation of large, never before possible electromagnetic systems with efficiency and scalability. This release also allows for encrypted 3D components supported in HFSS 3D Layout for PCBs, IC packages and IC designs to enable suppliers to share detailed 3D component designs for creating highly accurate simulations.

    Join PADT's Lead Electromagnetics Engineer and high frequency expert Michael Griesi for a presentation on updates made to the Ansys HF suite in the 2021 R1 release, including advancements for:

    • Electronics Desktop
    • HFSS
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  • Workflow & Meshing Updates in Ansys Fluent 2021 R1 Recorded: Feb 10 2021 56 mins
    Sina Ghods, Senior Simulation Support & Application Engineer, PADT, Inc.
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    For fluids simulation in this release, products can be designed faster than ever before, thanks to major physics and productivity enhancements that build upon the already powerful workflow and meshing capabilities. Join PADT's Senior Simulation Support & Application Engineer and fluids expert Sina Ghods for a look at what's new in this release including:

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  • The Past, Present & Future of Optimizing Topology for Manufacturing Recorded: Jan 22 2021 62 mins
    Eric Miller, Principle & Co-Owner, PADT, Inc.
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    Moderated by:

    • Eric Miller, Principle & Co-owner - PADT

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    Josh Stout, Application & Support Engineer, Systems, PADT
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    Ted Harris, Simulation Support Manager, PADT
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    APDL is the foundation for all sophisticated features, many of which are not exposed in the Workbench Mechanical user interface. It also offers many conveniences such as parameterization, macros, branching and looping, and complex math operations. All these benefits are accessible within the Ansys Mechanical APDL user interface.

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  • Optical System Design & Disruption in Ansys SPEOS 2020 R2 Recorded: Nov 4 2020 24 mins
    Robert McCathren, Application Engineer, PADT, Inc.
    When customers evaluate products, the overall look and details can make all the difference. Ansys physics-based imaging, photonics and illumination software streamlines the design process, so you can better understand how your product will look and operate under real-world lighting and usage conditions. Whether you are designing a TV screen, street lighting network, smart headlight, head-up display or interior mood lighting in an automobile, Ansys optical simulation software helps you make your design more efficient and appealing.

    Optical sensors are the eyes of any intelligent system, and Ansys physics-based simulations can help you assess raw signals from camera and lidar systems in their operating environments. You can post-process the simulated data to optimize sensor layout on vehicles in dynamic driving conditions.

    Ansys 2020 R2 empowers Ansys SPEOS users to go further than ever before with enhancements that improve the handling of complex sensors, project preview and computation.

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    In the Ansys 2020 R2, users can explore large design spaces and answer critical design questions early in the product design process without waiting days or weeks for traditional simulation results. Additionally, these tools have been upgraded to support concept modeling and model prep for importing modified CAD geometry, auto-skinning topology optimization results from Ansys Mechanical for automated geometry reconstruction, and so much more.

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    Jim Peters, Senior Staff Technologist, PADT
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    LS-DYNA has a vast array of capabilities to simulate extreme deformation problems using its explicit solver. Though this, engineers can tackle simulations involving material failure and examine how it progresses through a part or an entire system. Models with large amounts of parts or surfaces interacting with each other can also be easily handled through this tool, as well as the accurate modeling of interactions and load passing between complex behaviors.

    Join PADT's Senior Staff Technologist Jim Peters for an examination of this simulation tool, along with a look at some exciting new features available in Ansys 2020 R2.
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    Eric Miller, Principle & Co-Owner, PADT, Inc.
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    Register now to learn more about this incredibly unique application.

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    Richard Vinson, Principal Engineer, Otter Products
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