July Council Connect: 3D Printing in Arizona – Present and Future State of the Industry



3D Printing, also known as Additive Manufacturing (AM), is rapidly establishing itself as a manufacturing process of great value across several industries in Arizona. Join the Arizona Technology Council and PADT, Inc. for this informative networking forum showcasing the state of Arizona’s AM industry.


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In this talk, we will take a look at the state of the AM industry in Arizona with examples from small and large businesses as well as at work going on at our local universities and colleges. The talk will also describe the recently formed Committee on Additive Manufacturing and how one can get involved in shaping how our community can benefit from and contribute to this exciting technology. The talk will end with a look ahead at opportunities both in industry and in education and workforce development, highlighting the ones that the speaker believes are best suited for Arizona to address and take a leadership position in.

Who Should Attend? 

Industries: Aerospace, Automotive, Medical, Dental, Education, Workforce Development

Professionals: Engineers, Managers, Business Developers, Educators, Administrators, R&D personnel

About PADT, Inc. 

PADT is the Southwest’s leading provider of engineering services and products for Simulation, Product Development, and Rapid Prototyping.

About the Presenter

Dhruv Bhate is a Senior Technologist at Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies, Inc. (PADT) where he leads R&D efforts in Additive Manufacturing, with a focus on studying and modeling the mechanical performance of 3D printed polymers and metals. Prior to joining PADT, Dhruv spent 7 years at Intel Corporation developing several laser-based manufacturing processes, taking them from early-stage research to High-Volume-Manufacturing. Dhruv has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and a M.S. from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Presented By

PADT, Inc.


2201 E Camelback Rd.
Phoenix , AZ 85016


The Gladly


July 19, 2017




[AZTC Members, $35] [Non-Members, $50] [AZTC Annual Sponsors, Free]